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    Abbeydale Cinema

    I am a Sheffield Reject, not a native but I spent most of my formative years at Malin Bridge and dragged myself across the City to High Storrs. As an 18-year-old in 1955 I remember going to see "The Blackboard Jungle" at the Abbeydale and being electrified by the main theme on the soundtrack. It was, of course, 'Rock Around The Clock' by Bill Haley and the Comets. I seem to remember that we were reprimanded for jiving in the aisles. Incidentally, does anyone recall a cinema on Langsett Road opposite Hillsborough Barracks on the site now occupied by Maplin. I have a indistinct memory of it being demolished to make way for a petrol station in the late forties or early fifties. My father (a vaccinated Wednesday supporter, born in 1901 in Hillsborough) used to claim that the very first movies to be shown in Sheffield were in a building that stood on what is now a car park on Bradfield Road opposite the Jet petrol station.
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    What school did you go to ?