The Hippodrome / Century / Granada Bingo - Midworth Street Mansfield

This photograph was taken by J. W. Purdy in 1970 and shows the juntion of Midworth Street and Albert Street.

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  • Great memories of bygone days of Cinemas in Mansfield .As kids as well as grown ups it was “going to the pictures” of which in those days it was a night out ,and of course we had a choice of several picture places to enjoy all the films of which we call nostagia times .Days long gone but what enjoyable memories .


    By G.Burton Woodus Lad (07/10/2017)
  • Some of the older folks’ whose comments are from earlier memories , take me back to when my sister Ina used to take me to the Hippodrome.  and yes, It was always known as the 2d Rush. For that. is what it cost to get in. We walked from Bradder Street, along Quarry Lane, round Saint Mark’s Church, and along Nottingham Road. And before going down Midworth Street, we called at the Fruit and Veg. shop for a hap’ath of Monkey Nuts to eat in the pictures. I guess all those cleaners loved sweeping up the mess that was left.

    By Alan Curtis (06/10/2017)
  • I will dig out some old pics of cinemas and bingos, I don’t know if any one remembers my dad Barry Wilkin who managed a lot of cinema bingo venues in the 50s and 60s …. Mansfield 

    Blidworth etc

    By b.wilkin (04/10/2017)
  • Gary and Margaret! the business below the Cinema was J T Templeman, Wheelright, next Christian Spiritualist Church and then G T Baker, Wholesale Fish and Potato Merchant, this info is from the Linneys Gazateer 1958.

    By Tom Shead (13/06/2015)
  • People of my parents era (born in 1908) always used to refer to the place as the Hippodrome I never heard them call it anything else but I only ever knew it as the Century. I don’t know when the name changed but the first time I saw a film there would have been the mid 1950s but we didn’t go there very often I don’t know why, we usually went to either the Empire, Granada or the Grand.

    By P.Bowler (12/06/2015)
  • My mum took me to see Heidi at the Hippodrome many years ago, and yes there was a fresh fish place just below, I used to go there on a Friday to get the fish for tea.

    By Margaret egan (10/06/2015)
  • I remember the Century,  I walked past that place daily on my way to Church Street for my paper round.   My mother was a player of bingo and she loved the the Century. She came home with some good wins many times.   I also remember my mother  sending me down to buy fish, I reckon the fishmonger was a building next door to the Century,  can any one recall?  Old photos of Mansfields brings back memories of my childhood. 


    By Gary Noble (07/05/2015)
  • Sorry it was not the Three Musketeers but The Three Mesquiteers with Ray Livingston and John Wayne in his first films. The third member whose name I do not recall but he was a ventriloquist. The most vivid memory was that the film started with a junction of three tracks merging into one with a rider travelling down each joining up to sort out problems. The Good Guys always wore white hats, The Baddies Black. These oldies are available to buy on the NET on DVD if you are interested, real nostalgia for our age group

    By Malcolm Raynor (28/08/2013)
  • As previously stated I went to The Rock to the Tuppeny Rush on Saturday afternoon after going to the Plaza in the Morning.  Other serials I remember were Flash Gordon, The Three Musketeers, Johnny Mack Brown, and Gene Autry. Regarding King Kong I saw that at The Grand and the young lady jumped on my knees when he first appeared, that for me was more memorable it was the first time I ever had a date with a member of the opposite sex WOW.

    By Malcolm Raynor (27/08/2013)
  • Arthur I see you also went to the Rock and I imagine the Shirley Temple Club with its Star cards and the Xmas present. They were great and memorable times The Kids of today don’t know what a memorable time they missed and will not have memories we have It’s a pity TV will never replace those Halycion Days we remember so well as we do

    By Malcolm Raynor (04/12/2012)
  • I used to go to the rush at the HIPPODROME to watch the Lone Ranger serial, also went to The Rock at the bottom of Montague Street were I lived at that time, one film that I remembered was King Kong with Fay Wray starring in it.

    By By ARTHUR WRIGHT (19/07/2010)

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