Wanted: Former Patrons Of Abandoned Cold War Cinema
The Globe provided entertainment for British soldiers based in northwest Germany...
A British university academic is trying to track down ex-servicemen who were stationed in northwest Germany during the 1950's to share their memories of a cinema that has been rediscovered at an army barracks.
When it opened in 1954 the Globe was one of the biggest cinemas in Oldenburg with 405 seats. It was built using the most modern techniques and technology at the time. Local artist Michael Olsen is trying to raise funds to restore it to a working condition.
"The acoustics in this place are fantastic and it’s a perfect lecture room”
British troops left Oldenburg in the late 1950's but Dr John Goodyear would like to hear from personnel and military families who served and lived there. He can be contacted by email J.Goodyear@bham.ac.uk