Bijou Cinema, Coulsdon, Surrey

Very little is known about this cinema, and it’s history is clouded in mystery Built in 1913, in Malcolm Road, for Isadore Barnett, and seated 318 or 350Opened 1914 as the Palladium, and cost £860 to buildIt has a succession of owners, Mrs S.A. Smith, Miss E. Hamilton, and the South London Cinema Company, before …

Old Odeon Cinema Bromley

This little known and short lived Bromley cinema was opened in November 1936 by GCT, a small London chain, as the ‘Rex’ on a site originally earmarked for the railway station. Designed by Cecil Massey, architect of the famous Granada in Tooting, the Rex was a strange mixture of styles; partly Queen Anne and part …

The Playhouse Cinema Dewsbury U K

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=oOdcoXfAtFA&feature=emb_logo The Empire Theatre, Wakefield Road, Dewsbury was built in 1909 and opened with a variety show on the 2nd of August the same year. The Theatre was designed by the architects Chadwick and Watson who also designed the Alhambra, Bradford. Right – The opening night variety programme for the Dewsbury Empire on the 2nd …

A Film projector

A Film projector A Film projector is an opto-mechanical device for displaying motion picture film by projecting it onto a screen. Most of the optical and mechanical elements, except for the illumination and sound devices, are present in Film cameras. According to the theory of persistence of vision, the perceptual processes of the brain and …

The Projected Picture Trust

The Projected Picture Trust The early days of the Trust were taken up collecting all aspects of the technical side of film projection and production. Storage became a major concern. We moved here there and everywhere with all this very heavy equipment until we found a home at Bletchley Park. http://www.ppttrust.org/ Sadly in 2015 we …

FORUM CINEMA LIVERPOOL Cinema

FORUM CINEMA LIVERPOOL

pened as the Forum Cinema on 16th May 1931 with Clifford Mollison in “Almost A Honeymoon”. It was designed by William R. Glen and Alfred Ernest Shennan for Associated British Cinemas(ABC) at a cost in excess of 200,000 pounds. A massive six-storey curved Portland stone facade remains a distinctive and highly prominent feature of Lime …

Sleaford cinema development

PICTUREDROME CINEMA, SLEAFORD

Sleaford town centre will get a new £4 million three-screen cinema with a restaurant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0lSYAfLbFk Sleaford cinema Sleaford Cinema seat cinema, plans also include public open space and a footbridge over the River Slea, connecting Money’s Yard to the Market Place. Robert Hodgson, who owns J Hodgson & Sons Ltd, has been named as the …

ELF 16mm. SOUND PROJECTOR

ELF model RT – 1 with autothread facility. It has a brilliant 1:1.3/50 ‘Kowa’ Super Prominar lens. It produces optical sound from a 12 watt amplifier and 8 ohm 15 watt speaker. The Elf has two brightness settings in forward and reverse, microphone input, volume, bass and treble controls. It produces a very bright, steady …

Cinema Technology

The inventions and discoveries made during this early period in cinema history shaped the techniques that have been used in filmmaking for over 100 years. The early experiments with optical toys such as the Phenakistoscope and the Zoetrope showed that moving pictures could be generated from a series of static images. As these principles were …

Cinema History

Of the many people working to develop motion pictures in the late 1800s, the most successful were the partnerships between Thomas Edison and William Dickson in America and the Brothers Louis and Auguste Lumière in France. Their experiments, spurred on by motion capture work by photographer Eaedward Muybridge and Etienne Marey, provided the basis for …

Regal/Gaumont/Odeon, The Broadway Wimbledon

Between Southey Road, and Palmerston Road, and directly opposite Stanley Road Designed by Robert Cromie Built for the County Cinemas circuit But the interior design was the work of Eugene Mollo and Michael Egan Opened November 20th 1933 as the Regal The films shown were “California Trail” and ” Bitter Sweet” The Regal was built …