PILOT CINEMA

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Re: PILOT CINEMA

Postby EWW » 14 Sep 2013, 13:35

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

Postby littleoldboy » 06 Nov 2013, 12:33

I see the plans for demolition and replacement with houses have been passed. The end of an era, but inevitable

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Re: PILOT CINEMA

Postby rutlander » 07 Nov 2013, 10:04

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.
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Re: PILOT CINEMA

Postby TonyNorris » 07 Nov 2013, 21:03

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.
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Re: PILOT CINEMA

Postby EWW » 07 Nov 2013, 21:53

I think you have hit the nail right on the head Tony :smt023
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Re: PILOT CINEMA

Postby enna » 09 Nov 2013, 09:30

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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Postby 8 boston square » 17 Nov 2013, 15:24

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.
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Re: PILOT CINEMA

Postby Min » 17 Nov 2013, 20:48

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?).
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Re: PILOT CINEMA

Postby Jaggy2409 » 23 Mar 2014, 22:48

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!
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Re: PILOT CINEMA

Postby EWW » 24 Mar 2014, 10:08

Watched the bulldozers move in this morning. Hope to get some pictures later today.
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Re: PILOT CINEMA

Postby Diddly Dom » 24 Mar 2014, 13:31

The Pilot Before It Vanishes Forever!!

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Re: PILOT CINEMA

Postby EWW » 24 Mar 2014, 15:11

They have made a start. Should all be down tomorrow or Wednesday.

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Re: PILOT CINEMA

Postby thaberland » 24 Mar 2014, 16:48

:( :( :( :( :( Sad So many memorys, But thats progress :( :( :( :(
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Re: PILOT CINEMA

Postby juneann » 24 Mar 2014, 19:51

thank you peeps for the updates,another piece of history gone.sad days. :cry:
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Re: PILOT CINEMA

Postby rocker » 26 Mar 2014, 13:39

She's on her way.

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