Decline of some high streets and high street Cinemas
Decline of some high streets In the early cinema days mostly every town high street had a cinema or two. As a projectionist in a high street cinema 80s and 90s I would look over the roof top after getting the film ready and see people leaving local pubs and restaurants to make their way to the cinema for the last show of the day. Now that most cinemas have moved to outside multiplexes, where in some places you need to drive to get there. I feel this has contributed greatly to the decline of some high streets. Town centre stores are shutting down at a rate of 18 a day across Britain. Most cinemas in the early days gave you a great experience where staff would dress up as characters from the films and the cinema general manager wishing you a good night. It was a more personal.