I've got very happy childhood memories of seeing films at The Royal, and as an adult I was the only person who went to see The Jungle Book at Royal 2. Years later, I met the widow of the projectionist, who told me that he was a Ukrainian who'd been stolen by the Nazis to work as slave labour in Germany when he was a teenager. At the end of the war, he tried to get to Argentina, where he had relatives, but the Allies could only give him a lift as far as Liverpool. He ended up in Hyde, married and had a family and worked at The Royal. She told me he would've rewound the 'King of the Swingers' section if I'd asked!
I lived in Hyde for over 40 years (now Cornwall) and attended Theatre Royal many times as a child. It is part of Hyde's heritage and deserves to be preserved. Hope you succeed and well done!
You are a real star Colin. You've already saved one theatre and are helping us with this one http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/11340429.Theatre_enthusiast_buyer_saves_threatened_Bradford_Playhouse/
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