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Birth of the Broadway
Roll call for staff at the new Broadway Super Cinema, Stratford, as uniformed employees - from sweet seller to projectionist - line the street.
Roll call for employees of Stratford's new Broadway Super Cinema. From usher to sweet seller to projectionist and manager, everybody lines up in full uniform. It's hard to imagine today just how many people were employed in a super cinema. Note the orchestra performing for the camera outdoors too - if only we could hear them!
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Drama 2023 2 mins
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