Enter The Teens ~ My Personal Bruce Lee Story From My Youth

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After a recent conversation with @notacinephile I feel compelled to tell you this Cinematic story from my youth that I hope you will all find amusing in some way. I hope so... 🤔 Please enjoy [ #CineTV Community ]


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Below you can see the old "Granada Cinema" entrance foyer (3 screens in total). "Enter The Dragon" was shown on Screen 1 (the largest). This Screen Shot Image dates back to around the 1973 era when I went there.

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It looks very grand don't you think, nowadays it's just another abandoned derelict site I believe, as I have not been to Kingston Town in many years. Sad really as this is important English Cinema history, that should be preserved in some way. However, that's life I guess! We all move on...

Now on with my personal Cinematic story... ✍️

Many many years ago, right back to 1973 which was my third year at High School. I will be honest, it was a rough School (brutal at times) on the outskirts of London. Even the School Playground visiting "Ice-Cream man" got stabbed in his van by one of the 5th Year Boys over some stupid argument.

So as you can imagine when this new "Bruce Lee" Film was first advertised the whole Boy's School was in total excitement. The Head Master was well aware of what the Film's influence might have on us and tried to confiscate any material associated with the Movie. We would go out at lunch times to remove pages from glossy colored magazines in the local shops near the School. Any "Bruce Lee" Movie Posters we would always be on the lookout for to stick on our bedroom walls.

My biggest problem was finding a way to gain entry for the three of us to see the Movie. Remember this was originally (Cert 18 Adults ONLY) and we were all at least 2 years under that. So we hatched a plan which had worked before in the past. As I was the tallest, and did look older for that reason. So I would enter first while my two friends would wait round the side of the Cinema. Once I was inside and the lights went dark, I made my way to a rusty old metal fire escape door near the wooden stage. I then opened the door slightly, and the boys sneaked in really quick.

So hence my strange post title: "Enter The Teens" 🤣
Now maybe you understand why 😎

The Movie was awesome, and we all enjoyed every minute of it. I still have it on CD and do occasionally watch it when I'm home alone. As my Wife hates the film, as most women do I think.

Many thanks for your kind attention, see you again soon... 🙋‍♂️

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Sneaking in and out, teen experiences, so y'all were not caught?


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In those days they never had any alarms on the doors or CCTV
So we always got away with it 🤣
not like nowadays, too much High Tech security now!

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Cherished memories, eh?
It's not unusual for some people to dislike Bruce Lee films though. Martial Arts movies are an acquired taste after all.

Sadly I have no memories of the movie theater as a kid. In my part of the world and the household I grew up in, movies were pretty much banned. And a child going to the theater was unthinkable.
All the movies I saw in my childhood were in my neighbor's house.

I saw Enter the Dragon many years later after its release, mostly because I wasn't born then. But that didn't hinder me from becoming a Bruce Lee fan. I always wanted to learn Kungfu after that but my mother never let me haha! And I lost interest as an adult.

But I still share the congenial gusto anent Bruce Lee and his legends.

Thanks for writing this Andy. :)

It was fun writing this, and did bring back some great memories. I tried not to get too much into ramble mode LOL

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I did learn a form of Karate in my early thirties (got a few belts), and I have used nunchucks (shown by a friend who was learning Kung Fu) He was very good at it.

However, using wooden sticks that can too easily whack you on the back of the head ~ It hurts I promise you LOL

Glad you enjoyed the Movie yourself , for me it was truly EPIC 100% √√√√

We all have a movie that our wives hate. In my case it's The Blues Brothers. That's because she can't stand it anymore after so many times I've played it, and in the home theater. Enter the Dragon is one of my favorite action movies. If you look closely during the liberation of the prisoners in the subway base Bruce Lee confronts Jackie Chan very briefly.

The first time I saw this movie was on TV and it was very short, it lasted forever because of the amount of commercials that were shown, then I bought it on VHS, then I got it on VCD, then on DVD and finally on Blu Ray.

Excellent your anecdote.

There are 2 versions of the Movie available , cut & un-cut !
Took me years to finally get that awesome "nunchucks" scene in it's FULL glory :)

They say: "That the nunchucks is the most ineffective Marshal Arts weapon", simply because the user has a very high risk of injuring himself ~ Not in Bruce Lee's case though LOL

There is a fake Nokia video where Bruce Lee plays ping pong with the nunchucks, it's on Youtube, locate it and have fun for a while. Greetings.

Ahhhh! Yes, I have seen that video a few years ago, or something very similar 😎

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