On this Day 9th January 1937

Let's go to the pictures

Penzance, Saturday morning, 9th January 1937.

What’s on at the pictures, darling? Shall we look and see? 

Fancy the Ritz?  It’s our last chance to see George Arliss in His Lordship. Or we can slum it at the Regal, where Footlights and Shadows is playing and the cheap seats are only 4d. Then there’s  that one on Causewayhead that still calls itself the Penzance Cinema, as if the Ritz had never been built and the Regal had gone out of business. They’ve got Petticoat Fever . Their cheap seats are 6d. - or we could splash out and go in the 1/3s. Fancy something different? There’s Jack and Jill at the Pavilions. It costs a bit more but it must be good – ran 12 weeks at Bristol last year. Late bus home to St Buryan, Lands End after tonight’s show – so bound to be a good crowd. Or dancing at the Winter Gardens, only a bob a ticket”.

And if we wait until Monday, we can catch the “Cornish wonder boy organist”, Dudley Savage of Gulval, who is playing at the Ritz for a fortnight by special arrangement.

Or how about a day out? Can I tempt you to  the football? This afternoon, Plymouth Argyle are playing Coventry City. There’s a special train at 11.20, we can catch it if we hurry. Only five bob return.

Darling, what do you say?

Cornishman 7th January 1937, Evening Tidings 9th January 1937


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