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The Pheonix Cinema
By John W Townsend
Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2009
Last edited: Sunday, February 21, 2010
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Theres powerful memories in old cinemas, sometimes they rise from the ashes.

They started to demolish the building last week, the weather was good, no wind so little dust being blown all around.

The biggest problem was the local preservation society, they had done their utmost to prevent the old Pheonix Cinema from demolition, and give them credit they did present a good case, however at the end of the day they had no funds to buy the site, and no economic plan to not pull it down, so it was going.

It was the second day into the demolishion, several workers had become decidedly nervous about working on the inside, ripping out all the seating. Three workers ran from the building when they heard machine guns firing, another swore he heard Edward G Robinson before the gun fire. another worker who was ripping out the stage, said he could hear tap dancing all over the place thought he heard an orchestra playing 'Puttin' on the Ritz'.

It was when the roof was caved in that hundreds of people said they could hear a ships fog horn blowing and people calling for help, some said they heard aircraft  swooping low and the sound of bombs being exploded.

It was the third day and the outer walls were being smashed to the ground. It must have been sheer bad luck on the part of the demolishion company, the weather turned as they began to destroy the shell of the old cinema, dust was thrown high into the air engulfing all for hundreds of meters around. Amid the dust hundreds said they could hear the music from Gone With The Wind.

Now I know you will find what happened after the wind had died down, as being impossible to believe, I too fell into that same line. You see what happened as the dust fell was that where a demolishion site was, a brand new cinema was standing, pristine with lights all aglow, and across the front of the cinema was a neon sign saying Pheonix Cinema. On the walls outside were poster declaring 'We Never Close'

No one believes the story when I tell it I wonder why? 


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