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
Worcestershire Film Festival is fast approaching!
Worcestershire Film Festival is now upon us and it’s all free this weekend at the Hive 2 - 4th November. There are all sorts of films and film related workshops going on during the 3 days. To check out what’s happening go back to our home page and click on the tabs above the trailer.
Worcester Cinema Through The Ages Heritage Project
The purpose of our project was for different generations to share memories and preserve our heritage. Older and younger volunteers working together to learn new skills, capturing our cinema going memories across Worcestershire and creating a legacy for future generations.
This project will be coming to a close at Worcestershire Film Festival.
We will be making an appearance during the Film Festival Weekend :
* Friday 2nd 6.30 - 7.00pm: Worcester Cinema Through The Ages Film.
A brief snapshot of the last 10 months we have been working together on this project, highlighting the need for older and younger
generations to work collaboratively in the community and the importance of preserving and recording our diverse heritage.
* Saturday 3rd November 12.30 - 1pm. Project showcase.
Over the last 10 months over 80 people from Worcester and Worcestershire have contributed to the development of this project, giving us a glimpse into our cinema going habits past and present. We will be playing some of the recorded memories we have captured and letting you know more about what we have been up to.
Also on display at the Hive during this weekend will be artwork from Memories of the Silver Screen a sister intergenerational project where
older and younger volunteers from across Worcester have worked together, transforming their cinema memories into artwork using various
mediums including : typography, stenciling, puppet making and collage to name just a few.
I would like to say a BIG THANKYOU to everyone who has volunteered and supported both of these projects. Volunteers aged from 11 - 96 years have worked together to make this all happen in Worcester and Worcestershire and have made it all such a success.
Lisa Owen ( Buckley )
Intergenerational Arts Project Co-ordinator
Worcester Volunteer Centre