Foyer / Introduction
“Virgin Students, Sex Hunter Erotics and
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Globus-Golan admiring their 1982 purchase, the Classic cinema chain.
Complete with their no-smoking ban (first chain to do this I believe).
Classic’s Barry Jenkins also pictured far left, who went on to work with
The Cannon Group Inc and MGM Cinemas.
One of the logos used by the Cannon Group in 1982 when they bought the Classic
cinema chain from Lew Grade's Associated Communications Corporation and before
the name“Cannon Cinemas” 3 years later, when Cannon bought
Thorn-EMI Screen Entertainment (TESE) with their ABC cinema chain from Alan Bond.
Do you know Cannon Cinemas? ~They won't allow guide dogs into their cinemas
and I wrote to them and they said "No, we don't allow guide dogs into our cinemas
because our sound system is now so good it might damage the ears of the dog.".
-I remember that story as it was on the national news.
Cannon Cinemas were number 1 in the
(sale list here (many missing that had been closed or sold off)).
I’ve managed to collect numerous photos of some of their cinemas and other stuff.
If you have any photos or advertising literature please let me know.
I’d also like one of those old Cannon cinema signs too. You never know!
Foyer, Southend Cannon
(more pictures in the Cinema Gallery)
Mars Bar, anyone? Click for larger
Thanks to Philip Turner for his permission to use parts of Cannon Cinemas: An Outline History.
That book (and entire collection) is still available here It's highly recommended to Cannon fans
wishing to get a better idea of Cannon's rise in the UK and of course an invaluable insight into the
wider UK cinema history.
Got a better image, information or something I’m missing or I have wrong?
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