Film: 8603

Entertainment + Leisure | 1960 | Sound | Colour

Synopsis:

'Mecca' nightclubs and restaurants promotional film.

Great shots of night time London, neon lights and black cab internal. Couple arrive at Empire Ballroom in Leicester Square in a black taxi. Big band and dance floor. Couples swing and drink cocktails at tables. Disco and night club dancing, quite funky, rock and roll and jiving, bit psychedelic. Food served. Close up of bar. Sheffield rock club. Modern style clothes and hair. Couple snogging or kissing. Couple rowing down Thames on a pontoon arrive at Hampton Court. Restaurant. Expensive dinner served to group at table. Wine poured, man sniffs glass. Woman, close up, drinks brandy. champagne opened. Restaurant kitchen, food prepared. Close up of carvery roast beef joint being sliced. The Horseless Carriage theme restaurant where the diners sit in converted cars to booths. Jolly Boatman Pub. Mecca Bingo, Side shot of an army of gung-ho Old Aged pensioner's. Announcer.

Close up pool table and players. Theme night. Dancers dressed as tramps. Ice-skating rink. Children's' spaghetti and eating contest, snack bar. Roller skating rink. Professional skaters. Children ballroom dancing lesson. Flurry of sticky out net coloured skirts. Mass view of the dancers. Competitors in World Ballroom Championships including children. Young boy kisses his partner on the cheek while holding his trophy. Brief appearance by the Beatles. Prince Philip on March 23, 1964 when he presented the Beatles with two Carl-Alan Awards at the Empire Ballroom, Leicester Square. Winner of Miss World Competition on catwalk with robe, tiara and sceptre.


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