The Assistant Provost Marshall’s application for Worthing to open its cinemas on Sundays to soldiers from Shoreham Camp has been turned down again. Fears include the ‘horrible suspicion that a few Tommies actually swap albums of picture post-cards and cigarette cards on Sundays!’
Local papers mocked ‘Worthy Worthing’ and this ‘mid-Victorian’ attitude to the cinema. In comparison Brighton cinemas are open on Sundays and a popular place for soldiers on leave.
Check out the full story in the Worthing Gazette:
(Worthing Gazette, 25/7/1915)
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