The Royalty cinema, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne


Gosforth Gang Show, 1980 - brief extract

The final three minutes. They sing Auld Lang Syne and the national anthem. The full show lasts for 2 hours and 47 minutes and was performed at the Gosforth Civic Hall at Christmas 1980.

In a round about way this led to the documentary about the Royalty cinema. I recorded the Gang Show because my sister was in it. One of the scout leaders asked if I would videotape his wedding the following spring, which I did using equipment that was rented from Granada TV Rentals.

That in turn convinced me that my dad and I could run a small business making wedding videos. For that we rented a camera and portable video-recorder from Radio Rentals on a long term basis, beginning in summer 1981. I then had the (very costly) equipment available to shoot the documentary about the Royalty at the end of the year.

Duration: 2 mins 56 secs.


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