FILM : Place to Go, A
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Place to Go, A 1964 Bernard Lee, Rita Tushingham, Michael Sarne, Doris Hare, Barbara Ferris, John Slater London
Director : Basil Dearden   Production Company : Excalibur Films, British Lion Film Corporation  Region : LONDON O-Q

Amidst the pub sing-songs and bomb sites, and with slums giving way to high-rise flats, life is changing for a Bethnal Green family.

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Place to Go, A - Ricky walks home with Catherine Donovan (Rita Tushingham) after their evening at the dog track. As per pltogo008 the Thrawl Street entrance to Lolesworth Buildings identified by Ray Glensister, all long since re-developed. (RL)
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pltogo009. Ricky walks home with Catherine Donovan (Rita Tushingham) after their evening at the dog track. As per pltogo008 the Thrawl Street entrance to Lolesworth Buildings identified by Ray Glensister, all long since re-developed. (RL)

Place to Go, A - The next morning, Ricky goes to to call on Catherine.
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pltogo010. The next morning, Ricky goes to to call on Catherine.

Place to Go, A - The previous evening, Ricky's father had told his mother that he'd left the docks, and Jim had been persuaded to drive his lorry for Ellerman.
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pltogo011. The previous evening, Ricky's father had told his mother that he'd left the docks, and Jim had been persuaded to drive his lorry for Ellerman.

Place to Go, A - When Cat's flat is found, the two disagree as to the cinema that they would go to that night.
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pltogo012. When Cat's flat is found, the two disagree as to the cinema that they would go to that night.

Place to Go, A - Ricky waits in a queue at the Essoldo Cinema. The building still stands at 281 / 283 Bethnal Green Road E2.
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pltogo013. Ricky waits in a queue at the Essoldo Cinema. The building still stands at 281 / 283 Bethnal Green Road E2.

pltogo013n. Peter took this comparison and advises that the old Essoldo Cinema is to be redeveloped but the frontage will be kept.
(Modern Photo Added: 31-01-2015)

Place to Go, A - When he realises that Cat isn't going to turn up, Ricky catches a bus to find her. Bethnal Green Road in Bethnal Green. The Essoldo was closed in 1964.
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pltogo014. When he realises that Cat isn't going to turn up, Ricky catches a bus to find her. Bethnal Green Road in Bethnal Green. The Essoldo was closed in 1964.

Place to Go, A - The bus carries Ricky to the Odeon. Mile End Odeon, formerly at 401 Mile End Road in E3. The location was also seen in 'Seance on a Wet Afternoon'.
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pltogo015. The bus carries Ricky to the Odeon. Mile End Odeon, formerly at 401 Mile End Road in E3. The location was also seen in 'Seance on a Wet Afternoon'.

pltogo015n. Peter found the place where the Odeon cinema once stood.
(Modern Photo Added: 31-01-2015)

Place to Go, A - Cat waits as her date finally arrives at her choice of cinema. Mile End Odeon on Mile End Road. The cinema closed in 1972 and, after briefly re-opening as the Liberty in 1975, the building was demolished in 1984.
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pltogo016. Cat waits as her date finally arrives at her choice of cinema. Mile End Odeon on Mile End Road. The cinema closed in 1972 and, after briefly re-opening as the Liberty in 1975, the building was demolished in 1984.

Place to Go, A - As his family come out of the pub, they see Matt performing an escapology act in the street as a way of proving to Ellerman that he doesn't need his help. Ray Glenister identifies this as Fountain Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 looking towards Virginia Road and St. Paul's Church which had stood as a ruin since the war. It was finally pulled down to make way for development. (RL)
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pltogo017. As his family come out of the pub, they see Matt performing an escapology act in the street as a way of proving to Ellerman that he doesn't need his help. Ray Glenister identifies this as Fountain Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 looking towards Virginia Road and St. Paul's Church which had stood as a ruin since the war. It was finally pulled down to make way for development. (RL)

Place to Go, A - After a successful performance, Nobby helps Matt pack his chains away as Lil Flint (Doris Hare) looks on.
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pltogo018. After a successful performance, Nobby helps Matt pack his chains away as Lil Flint (Doris Hare) looks on.

pltogo018n. Ray Glenister places this as The Acorn, Queensbridge Road, London E2 and supports with this capture from Google Earth. This would also support the identification in pltogo003 (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-02-2017)

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