I was in Bath during the week and I wanted to make a point of seeing the Little Theatre Cinema. It’s a small cinema tucked away in the beautiful city.
At Worcestershire Film Festival, we were proud to screen The Last Projectionist, made by the Electric Cinema in Birmingham. Many people attended the screening and really enjoyed, but for those who couldn’t make it, the documentary is now on DVD!
The Last Projectionist charts the amazing history of UK independent cinema, taking a tour of some of the most magical picture houses in the world. The story centres on The Electric in Birmingham, the oldest working cinema in Britain. From its silent beginnings in 1909; to a news and cartoon cinema during WWII; a porn cinema in the 70s & 80s; then saved from demolition and restored to its art deco glory in 2004.
This fascinating, and as yet untold story, is brought to life by former staff, industry experts and customers, one of whom recounts her first visit in 1917. Accompanied by unseen archive and beautifully shot in HD,the film goes on to explore the rapid advance of digital cinema and the likely demise of 35mm film.
It is available on Amazon on the link below:
3rd November 2012