Our third (and last)
Rocky at Divally's. The first had been May
1997, the second that July.
Over the course of
autumn 1997, Fleapit Film Club had started doing screenings at Nice
'N Sleazy's in Sauchiehall Street, and were soon to stop doing anything
at Divally's! Even though was Halloween, and we flyer like mad, we are
still suffering from the Divally's stigma. People were reluctant to
set foot in the sleazy dive, no matter how hard we tried to persuade
The cast was myself
(Frank), Martin (Eddie), Carole (Janet) and Saff (Trixie/Columbia).
Layla was still in the USA at the time, so the audience consisted of:
Jennie (from IO, later to join the Forks, who was also at the last two
Divally's screenings) along with Aidan, and their two friends, plus
3 guys who wandered in on their way to Fury Murry's with pumpkin lanterns,
and some of the regular Divally's clientele. It was getting to be a
sad state of affairs. But this was one of the funniest nights we had
there. The Divally's customers seemed to really enjoy it, even though
it didn't involve any nudity or (real) sex.
There was an Indian
guy who saw the beginning of the film from the back, and gradually moved
down to get closer as he enjoyed more of the film. By "There's a Light"
he was sitting beside us in the front row waving his lighter about like
a mad thing, grinning broadly. There was also an annoying man from Leeds
who heckled Janet in Touch A - "Get yer kit off! Top banana!" (eh?)
- to be shouted down from the Fury's guys - "Leave Susan alone! She's
lovely!" He also shouted for Saff to throw him some sweets - we had
a big tub of cherry lips - and we got some great "crack" out
of him. So that was the Divally's experience. We stopped going there
at the end of 1997.
Although Rocky looked
perfect there, it just did not work. It was a shame that even Rocky
couldn't get an audience for Fleapit there, but that was the grim reality.
So we were left hanging, wondering who was going to pick up on Rocky
and give it a home again?