Sunday, 24 January 2010

Why Is It Called 'Stranded' Cinema?

The name may seem a bit odd, and perhaps slightly self-pitying. The reasons for it, however, are fourfold:
  • Because I was intending at the beginning to talk about cinemas that had been closed, or stranded.
  • Because one of these cinemas I mistakenly thought was on the Strand, in London (it is the one in the picture, actually on Piccadilly).
  • Because I started writing due to a free-ticket promotion in the Evening Standard, which sounds like stranded.
  • Because the reviews appear in a thread, or strand.

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