Who remembers going to the cinema on Saturday mornings as a child? I do – at the ABC on Muswell Hill, and possibly the Odeon too – I know they had a kids’ club.
It seems unthinkable today to pack your children off by themselves to find their way to the local cinema. I had to go to Sunday school too the next morning and then, when I was a bit older and rebelled, I was sent to the launderette instead, ostensibly to do the family weekly wash, but really to give my parents a break.
What freedom I and most children at the time had and, actually, in rather drabber times after the war, it was good for us young ones to sit and dream as our heroes did wonderful things on screen. Put Saturday morning pictures in to google images and you’ll get cups of coffee with smiley faces on – so obviously this is a thing of the past.
Take a look at this blog featuring some nostalgic images of the time including familiar ice cream and lolly adverts.
We certainly weren’t worried about fats and e numbers. https://www.sunlife.co.uk/blogs-and-features/a-look-back-at-the-saturday-morning-pictures/
If you’re longing to re-live those days take some young ones along to the Cinema Museum which has recreated the experience: ‘The Cinema Museum offers a nostalgic trip down movie memory lane with a faithful recreation of a typical Saturday Morning at the Pictures – complete with audience participation!’ http://www.cinemamuseum.org.uk/2013/saturday-morning-pictures-october-2013/
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