Back Row BrightonBy Stella Cardus
The title of 'Back Row Brighton' was inspired by the titles of QueenSpark's most popular books.
Just as 'Backyard' and 'Back Street Brighton' took Thatcher's children back to the thirties and fifties, so 'Back Row Brighton' transports us back to the heyday of cinema-going in the company of those who were there.
It is an affectionate look at some of the city's 'lost cinemas' such as the Astoria, the Granada, the Continentale and the Regency. Alongside evocative archive photographs, the cinemas are recalled in touching and humorous stories of romance, excitement, grandeur and, occasionally, fleas.
Some of these recollections are drawn from QueenSpark's rich archive, others are the recorded reminiscenses of City elders asked to recall cinema-going in Brighton & Hove from the 1930s to 1960s.
Back Row Brighton is QueenSpark's Book of the Month and can be BOUGHT for £5.99.
This page was amended on 02/05/2014