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David Fouracre
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From: Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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 - posted January 01, 2017 06:39 AM      Profile for David Fouracre   Email David Fouracre   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Received link this morning and just had to share.

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/video-longton-man-builds-an-actual-cinema-in-his-back-garden/story-30021972-detail/story.html

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Joe Taffis
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 - posted January 01, 2017 07:35 AM      Profile for Joe Taffis   Email Joe Taffis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi David,
I think many of us would do something like this if we could afford it, but to spend your "life savings" on it??? [Roll Eyes]

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James Wilson
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 - posted January 01, 2017 08:37 AM      Profile for James Wilson   Author's Homepage   Email James Wilson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Extremely well done,
another Mad Englishman?
I don't think so.
You've made my day.
Well done & Good Luck.
James.

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Tom Spielman
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 - posted January 01, 2017 08:42 AM      Profile for Tom Spielman   Email Tom Spielman   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm always impressed when people can follow through with their dreams like he did.

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Melvin England
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 - posted January 01, 2017 09:33 AM      Profile for Melvin England     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Andy did attend the Blackpool convention last November, and showed me the building progress of the cinema from when it was a hole in the ground to what it is now. He also had a big spread in the tabloids in the UK on New Year's Eve, I think.
However, not sure whether he is a member of the forum.
Amazing job,though!

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted January 01, 2017 10:34 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Here are some pics which also show a Cinemeccanica Victoria 4.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2502272/abc-cinema-built-in-back-garden-stoke-on-trent/

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Paul Adsett
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Absolutely incredible! [Eek!] Anderson has achieved the dream of everyone on this forum. [Smile]
Definitely a candidate for Keith Wilton's next Armchair Odeon's

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Graham Ritchie
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Thats a huge achievement [Cool] what a fantastic job...brilliant [Smile]

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Tom Photiou
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i was reading this today, i am jealous, what a great job. but,,,, your life savings? then again with so many people dying in 2016 you cant take it with you. I want one. [Wink]

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Clinton Hunt
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That is fantastic :-)

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Cheers from me in New Zealand :-)

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Steven J Kirk
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 - posted January 01, 2017 08:46 PM      Profile for Steven J Kirk   Email Steven J Kirk   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hey, someone stole my dream... and made it real.

I think he has done everything just right. The size of the building and the screen size, it would suit 16mm and super 8 too with the GS xenon. The exact right doors inside and out. Old style radiators. Perfect. Worth every penny. Even having the carpet made - I remember that carpet!

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Paul Adsett
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So, exactly how much do bus drivers get paid in the UK? [Big Grin]

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Andrew Woodcock
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Not enough to amass £70k by the time you get to 38 that's for sure Paul!

All I can say, is with two kids, this guy must be working 24/7 as a plasterer / joiner / plumber / electrician also. [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Wink]

If I earned 100 grand a year, I couldn't have saved £70k by the time I was 38 with a family.
Not on PAYE anyhow!

Good on him though however he's managed it, the cinema is fantastic! Now where's the Super 8mm??? 😁😁

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David M. Ballew
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 - posted January 02, 2017 04:33 AM      Profile for David M. Ballew   Email David M. Ballew   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
And going by the video, how marvelous is it that one of his first guests was Michael Myers of Halloween fame? [Wink] [Big Grin]

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Brian Fretwell
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 - posted January 02, 2017 06:56 AM      Profile for Brian Fretwell   Email Brian Fretwell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I think the telling line on finance came (as you might expect) from his wife:- "Any savings from when we've moved house have been poured into this so that he could fulfill his dream."

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David Hardy
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An excellent job there.
He must own the only Cinemecannica Vic 4 in the entire ABC chain.
It a shame it was not a Philips or Kinoton projector now that would be really authentic. [Smile] [Smile] [Smile]

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Brian Fretwell
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 - posted January 08, 2017 05:14 PM      Profile for Brian Fretwell   Email Brian Fretwell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
From the news in the other thread he now owns the only ABC cinema in Britain.

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David Hardy
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 - posted January 08, 2017 05:24 PM      Profile for David Hardy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes but the "official" ABC Cinema chain is now defunct.

This guy is only "playing" at cinemas at home even though he has spent all that dosh on his lifelong hobby and interest in cinemas.

I doubt if he is even a member of the C.E.A.

Still hats off to him. [Wink] [Wink] [Wink]

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Lindsay Morris
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 - posted January 08, 2017 08:00 PM      Profile for Lindsay Morris   Email Lindsay Morris   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Great setup...makes my home cinema of 20 seats look really in need of an update.But I doubt I would spend 70,000 doing it.
Bit hard in my case as its under the lounge room of the house & rather constrained by the house footings & flooring above etc.
None the less I am quite pleased with my arrangement being able to screen 8mm, 16mm & 35mm films onto a 3m screen. On screening days the car garage doubles as a foyer...multitasking at its best.

Good on him in indulging his passion surrounded by very supportive family would be a great toy to have.

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David Hardy
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Lindsay ... a very expensive toy at that.
[Wink]

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