Alex Calletly – Muirend

1980s

My Grandpa told me about how him and his pals used to pay for one ticket at the cinema in Muirend; one of them would go in and let the others in through the fire exit. Years later, my parents who had only started dating were at the same cinema. It was the early 80s and my Dad had long hair. The usher tapped them both on the shoulder, shining a torch on them, and said: ‘Right ladies, let me see your tickets, did you sneak in?