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Golf-ball shaped Cinema?! #801011
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I recall when I was small going to a very unusual cinema and wonder if anyone else remembers it and can prove that I'm not imagining things?!

It would have been around 1978 (I think I went to see Grease there) and I recall it being a cinema in a building shaped like a golf-ball and you had to go up steps to get into the structure.It was outside (in a field?). It may well have been somewhere in North Wales rather than on the Wirral.

I've not found anything on the internet and am starting to wonder if I've made it up!

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Was there one in Butlins?


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There was an all-round cinema in Rhyl fairground for a while. You stood and watched a film and when the subject turned corners you all leaned over that way. Up and down on a roller coaster was a good one, it really felt as if you were in the car! It was quite a weird feeling! If the film stopped suddenly at a dead end you stopped too. I'm not sure what it's called but I think the idea was taken up by Disney

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Originally Posted by cmw2a
There was an all-round cinema in Rhyl fairground for a while. You stood and watched a film and when the subject turned corners you all leaned over that way. Up and down on a roller coaster was a good one, it really felt as if you were in the car! It was quite a weird feeling! If the film stopped suddenly at a dead end you stopped too. I'm not sure what it's called but I think the idea was taken up by Disney
cinema 180

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There was one of those at Southport as well

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The cinemas 180 in Rhyl and Southport showed footage from 'say' the Grand Canyon ,Roller Coaster ect and you 'felt' that you were going through the Experience.When i went in the 80s i 'went ' GREEN and was VERY sick. lol. Don't recall them showing 'proper' films.

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The one at Alton Towers was called Cine 2000

http://old.towerstimes.co.uk/History/oldrides/cine2000.htm

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Hey yes, I remember the Alton Towers one circa 1975ish . We were 'in' a helicopter swooping along the Grand Canyon. Id forgotten all about it till this thread .

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Can't remember whether it was at the one in Southport or Alton Towers but there was a great one called Granny Goes for a Drive or something where it was like you were in a car being driven around San Francisco.

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