Astoria Cinema

Photo:Bill Underhill at the Astoria Compton organ, Brighton

Bill Underhill at the Astoria Compton organ, Brighton

Photo from Bill Underhill's collection

Bill Underhill, organist

By Bill Underhill

I have only recently discovered your site and I enjoyed reading about the Astoria Cinema, in particular all the details of the Compton Organ.

As you rightly pointed out, my father Bill Underhill was the organist there from 1937 until 1946, having moved from the Forum Liverpool. As well as being the organist he was also the Assistant Manager of the cinema.

We lived in Baden Road during this period and I have many fond memories of Brighton during and after the war years.

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