NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

This week we feature a scene from Newport.

If you recognise the picture and want to share your memories with other readers, leave a comment, phone Jackie Davies on 01633 777238 or email nowandthen@southwalesargus.co.uk by noon, Friday, March 14.

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6:43am Tue 11 Mar 14

ex-St. Julians boy says...

The Exorcist. Queues all the round the block and priests outside urging people not to go in and watch it cos it was the work of the devil.Oh and Panda; if you happen to read this I can still see the drained white look of fear on your face when you came back in to the Ivy Bush after having to go back to that darkened car park to get your wallet after the cinema. :o)
The Exorcist. Queues all the round the block and priests outside urging people not to go in and watch it cos it was the work of the devil.Oh and Panda; if you happen to read this I can still see the drained white look of fear on your face when you came back in to the Ivy Bush after having to go back to that darkened car park to get your wallet after the cinema. :o) ex-St. Julians boy
  • Score: 5

8:12am Tue 11 Mar 14

inkyskin says...

ah..back in the day when Newport had a cinema you didn't need transport to go to! Good times!
ah..back in the day when Newport had a cinema you didn't need transport to go to! Good times! inkyskin
  • Score: 4

8:20am Tue 11 Mar 14

sooty001 says...

Yes go back a few more years and I remember the Lyceum standing on that site, a really iconic building with great architectural features, I remember going in there and paying about sixpence to sit upstairs in the " Gods ".
Yes go back a few more years and I remember the Lyceum standing on that site, a really iconic building with great architectural features, I remember going in there and paying about sixpence to sit upstairs in the " Gods ". sooty001
  • Score: 5

9:02am Tue 11 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

The Old Lyceum I went there once and had to sit in the 'Gods' upstairs. the seating was stone benches and not that comfortable. What they replaced it with was a cinema with very little going for it. Which makes me wonder how the Friars Walk one will prosper...
The Old Lyceum I went there once and had to sit in the 'Gods' upstairs. the seating was stone benches and not that comfortable. What they replaced it with was a cinema with very little going for it. Which makes me wonder how the Friars Walk one will prosper... Mervyn James
  • Score: -2

12:10pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Walter Devereux says...

Mervyn James wrote:
The Old Lyceum I went there once and had to sit in the 'Gods' upstairs. the seating was stone benches and not that comfortable. What they replaced it with was a cinema with very little going for it. Which makes me wonder how the Friars Walk one will prosper...
Because it will be better I would imagine!
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: The Old Lyceum I went there once and had to sit in the 'Gods' upstairs. the seating was stone benches and not that comfortable. What they replaced it with was a cinema with very little going for it. Which makes me wonder how the Friars Walk one will prosper...[/p][/quote]Because it will be better I would imagine! Walter Devereux
  • Score: 4

1:48pm Tue 11 Mar 14

KarloMarko says...

I remember in the '60s seeing "The War Lover" in the Lyceum...Steve Mcqueen as a WW2 US bomber pilot. The film caught fire in the projector just as his plane arrived over Germany. The local yoofs shouted, "Bail Out Now, We are going down!"

No respect.
I remember in the '60s seeing "The War Lover" in the Lyceum...Steve Mcqueen as a WW2 US bomber pilot. The film caught fire in the projector just as his plane arrived over Germany. The local yoofs shouted, "Bail Out Now, We are going down!" No respect. KarloMarko
  • Score: 6

1:51pm Tue 11 Mar 14

grumpyandopinionated says...

You'd have thought that a company like travelodge would keep up on the maintenace, how ditry does that place look? No wonder nobody can be bothered going into town as most of the buildings look untidy and dirty.

I do remember the cinema as the cannon cinema with the cheap tickets for kids on the sat morning.
You'd have thought that a company like travelodge would keep up on the maintenace, how ditry does that place look? No wonder nobody can be bothered going into town as most of the buildings look untidy and dirty. I do remember the cinema as the cannon cinema with the cheap tickets for kids on the sat morning. grumpyandopinionated
  • Score: 4

7:53pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Head Honcho says...

So much for progress aye!
So much for progress aye! Head Honcho
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