D-Day Diary Entry
Empire Theatre was fortunate enough to stay open for the majority of the war and did not face any significant damage during any air raids. In the build up to D Day, soldiers were brought into the theatre and given a screening of the plans for the day. This is a diary entry from Dennis Saint who worked as a film projectionist at the theatre throughout the war.
This archive item has been selected as part of our Mayflower 90 Collection, which features 90 archive items spanning across our 90 year history. If you would be interested in exploring more of our Mayflower 90 Collection then you can do so by searching Mayflower 90 in our online archive or through visiting the displays in our theatre.