Andy Jones day job is as a Bus driver, his real passion though is home cinema and he's dreamed of building one in his back garden since he was a kid.
In 2010 he moved into a new house with 1/4 acre back yard, he applied for planning permission, which was granted and then spent 5 years building his dream cinema. A tribute to beloved ABC movie houses of the past.
Andy built the cinema himself (he used to be a plasterer and kitchen fitter) from reclaimed cinemas. It's been his dream since he was 6 years old and he spent his entire life savings of £70,000 making it happen.
Andy's been collecting movie memorabilia for a long time and this is the culmination of his childhood dream "I’ve been a cinema fan since as long as I can remember and since I was at school I’ve always wanted to build a cinema”
ABC Cinemas were founded in 1927. At one point there were more than 400 of them throughout Britain. Larger multiplexes arriving in the early 1980's ushered their way out of existence.