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Coming Up Roses (1986)

Rhosyn a Rhith (original title)
PG | | Comedy | 11 September 1987 (USA)
The last cinema in a small town in South Wales closes. This means for the projectionist Trevor and ice cream vendor Mona that they are out of job. They come up with a new idea: They want to... See full summary »

Director:

Stephen Bayly

Writer:

Ruth Carter
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Cast

Credited cast:
Barbara Allen Barbara Allen ... Traffic warden
Nigel Boulton Nigel Boulton ... Pete's friend
Myra Bowen Myra Bowen ... Retired lady
Mal Clint Mal Clint ... Councelor
Ifan Huw Dafydd Ifan Huw Dafydd ... Dave
Glan Davies Glan Davies ... Dino Evans
Megan Davies Megan Davies ... Retired lady
Gillian Elisa Gillian Elisa ... Sian
Mari Emlyn Mari Emlyn ... June
Ceri Evans Ceri Evans ... Giggling girl
Deborah Evans Deborah Evans ... Elderly rock band groupie
Gabriella Evans Gabriella Evans ... Girl in the Rain
Iola Gregory Iola Gregory ... Mona Elies
Rowan Griffiths Rowan Griffiths ... Pete Evans
Phil Hopkins Phil Hopkins ... Company man
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The last cinema in a small town in South Wales closes. This means for the projectionist Trevor and ice cream vendor Mona that they are out of job. They come up with a new idea: They want to grow mushrooms in the humid clima of the cinema... Written by Peter W. Simeon <simeon@imdb.com>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

UK

Language:

Welsh

Release Date:

11 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coming Up Roses See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,299

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,299
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Sadly, the bid to re-open the Rex cinema in Aberdare (already closed at the time of filming) where this film was shot failed, and the building was demolished two years later. See more »

Connections

Features Konga (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

We All Have To Play the Blues Sometimes
Music by Nigel Boulton
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Recommended! A fine Ealing-esquire story for all who love film!
12 April 2000 | by Hup234!See all my reviews

I saw "Coming Up Roses" theatrically in 1990 at a nearby arts/revival house, with accompanying discussion, among a large group of appreciative other patrons. Today it's rather hard to locate, but I recommend tenacity in your search, as this film is reminiscent of the great Ealing and Frank Capra "community-pulling-together" comedy/dramas.

The concept here is one that holds special identification to those of us who frequent this film database ... a failing old movie theatre, and the efforts to breathe new life into it. Who among us has not felt a special sadness at seeing a once-grand but now-shuttered and darkened film palace? The proceedings here aren't as dreary, but are done with wit and style, and it's a memorable production that you'll like and remember.

On the evening I saw this, the discussion moderator announced that the real-life cinema used in "Coming Up Roses" was indeed up for a community-based restoration project, which I later heard had subsequently failed.


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