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Re: PILOT CINEMA

PostPosted: 14 Sep 2013, 13:35
by EWW
Fisherman's Return from the projection room of the Pilot cinema c1950s
When a kid I liked to see the lights atop the brick piers glowing when you
came out of the cinema at night.

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Re: PILOT CINEMA

PostPosted: 06 Nov 2013, 12:33
by littleoldboy
I see the plans for demolition and replacement with houses have been passed. The end of an era, but inevitable

Little Old Boy

Re: PILOT CINEMA

PostPosted: 07 Nov 2013, 10:04
by rutlander
Drove past the pilot last week, it looked a real sorry state, it is a shame so many happy childhood memories going, shame it could not be preserved, but that is progress.

Re: PILOT CINEMA

PostPosted: 07 Nov 2013, 21:03
by TonyNorris
It seems to me the way to get planning permission is to let your property get into a state of disrepair and an eyesore then no problem going through.

Re: PILOT CINEMA

PostPosted: 07 Nov 2013, 21:53
by EWW
I think you have hit the nail right on the head Tony :smt023

Re: PILOT CINEMA

PostPosted: 09 Nov 2013, 09:30
by enna
They are going to demolish The Pilot & build houses/ so lets remember the cinema & look at those photos.Another building gone!!!

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PostPosted: 17 Nov 2013, 15:24
by 8 boston square
I can remember my cousin John walking us to the Pilot to see what was on in the middle 50's, as iconic a place as the Maiestic because it was in North Lynn, I know it has has its troubles, times change, society changes but its very very sad that a building like that should be coming down.
In my youth it was not somewhere I went to, a bit off the beaten track for me from Hunstanton but I was aware of it and that it was a symbol of North Lynn and thats how I will remember it, the picture will always be in my minds eye.

Re: PILOT CINEMA

PostPosted: 17 Nov 2013, 20:48
by Min
My Lynn film memories seem to be mainly of the Majestic, but I remember a special evening showing of South Pacific at the Pilot in the late 60s that was absolutely packed - also a matinee of Lawrence Arabia, during which I smoked my way through a packet of 10 Gold Leaf (remember them?).

Re: PILOT CINEMA

PostPosted: 23 Mar 2014, 22:48
by Jaggy2409
I have been reliably informed tomorrow is the day work starts on the site to build 25 homes on the site, with the entrance to the site at the traffic lights, creating a cross junction.

So any last pics of the site should be taken Monday 24 March!

Re: PILOT CINEMA

PostPosted: 24 Mar 2014, 10:08
by EWW
Watched the bulldozers move in this morning. Hope to get some pictures later today.

Re: PILOT CINEMA

PostPosted: 24 Mar 2014, 13:31
by Diddly Dom
The Pilot Before It Vanishes Forever!!

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Re: PILOT CINEMA

PostPosted: 24 Mar 2014, 15:11
by EWW
They have made a start. Should all be down tomorrow or Wednesday.

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Re: PILOT CINEMA

PostPosted: 24 Mar 2014, 16:48
by thaberland
:( :( :( :( :( Sad So many memorys, But thats progress :( :( :( :(

Re: PILOT CINEMA

PostPosted: 24 Mar 2014, 19:51
by juneann
thank you peeps for the updates,another piece of history gone.sad days. :cry:

Re: PILOT CINEMA

PostPosted: 26 Mar 2014, 13:39
by rocker
She's on her way.

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