A tale of two cinema seats

I really love cinema. I mean, I really really love cinema – even if the film’s rubbish, the whole sitting in the dark-ness, going to another time and space-ness of it can’t be beaten.

Near where we live in Brighton, there is a great cinema called the Duke of York’s. It’s a quality joint – great films, good snacks and decent booze. It opened in 1910 and is the oldest working cinema in the UK.

It has a giant pair of stripey legs on the roof.duke of yorks cinema brighton


But with all those bums on seats over the years, the seats don’t last forever and were recently replaced. So where do cinema seats go to when they retire?

Well, two of them came to our house. They were sold off in aid of Plan UK.

You know, cinema seats don’t fit in a Mini. We discovered this too late. And cinema seats are very heavy to carry. We discovered this too late as well. Luckily, if you need to pause when carrying cinema seats, you won’t be short of a resting place.

Why did the cinema seats cross the road?cinema seats crossing the road


To get to our house!cinema seats outside house


But we didn’t leave them outside forever.cinema seats in house


I am now charging £8.50 to anyone who wants to sit in them. Two for one on Orange Wednesdays.

  • Thank you! The big challenge now is that they don’t stand up independently so they need to be propped up against a wall. And the place they’re in now is where our Christmas tree normally goes. So they might have to go on the move around the house again…

    Glad I got them though.

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  • how super 😀 I like those chairs xxx

  • I saw someone carrying two Duke’s chairs down past the Mash Tun a few weeks back, was that you? 😛

  • Ooh! Do they have the fold up seat that tries to fold up as you sit down?

  • @Attackthecopy – No, thank goodness! I don’t think we could’ve made it down that far, they were bloody heavy.

    @Matth999 – Indeed they do

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