Northwords Now Issue 37

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50 Words from Thurso Cinema, Late 1970s

by Stephen Barnaby

Mind drifting from who knows which film
Foot swinging back and forth, with a child’s obliviousness to others’ discomfort
The tobacco drenched middle aged woman turning slowly, eyes hooded

‘Kick my seat again, sonny, and I’ll kick you.’

The film’s child friendliness could usually be guaranteed
The audience’s less so