13 photos which put Sunderland's cinemas in the nostalgia spotlight

What could be better than a day at the pictures – complete with ice cream and a great film to watch.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 2:42 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 4:32 pm
Which films do you remember watching at the Cannon?
Which films do you remember watching at the Cannon?

Let’s relive the old days of the picture houses with 13 reminders of cinemas across Sunderland and County Durham.

Are you pictured at the Odeon? Do you remember going to the ABC? How about the Cannon or the Havelock?

Let’s roll with our selection of cinema scenes from through the years.

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Back to 1980 for this view of Chipper Club members waiting to see a preview of the classic Walt Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Were you among them?

And if these photos bring back happy memories, get in touch and tell us more.

She was the star of films such as The Lady Vanishes and Night Train to Munich but here is Margaret Lockwood in Sunderland in 1947. She received a bouquet from 10 year old Jill Greaves and more than 1,000 Wearsiders waited outside to see her on stage.
Back to 1961 for this view of the Marina cinema and the Sea Road shops.
It's a busy scene outside the Cora picture house. Remember this?
Holmeside pictured in 1952, when Black's Regal cinema was a popular haunt of Wearsiders.
Who remembers the Imperial? Here it is in 1977.
A cinematograph machine at the Havelock Cinema in 1938.
Pictured at the Odeon during a collection in 1975. These women were raising money for a pensioners party and concert at Christmas. Does this bring back memories?
There's plenty of interest in a showing at the Savoy in 1959.
How many of you remember taking a trip to the Fairworld in Horden? Here it is in 1976.
A 1963 view of Holmeside showing the Odeon and the ABC. Do you remember trips to these two cinemas?
All the way back to 1949 for this view of the Havelock.
What are your memories of trips to the cinema in days gone by? Email [email protected] and tell us more.