The Old Type Cinema

John Colley


Region:
West Midlands
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Type:
Hobby
Fee:
Paid: £65 Local then £85 If Outside Lichfield Staffordshire
Category:
Entertainment
Updated:
21st August 2018
Tagged:
1910's | 1930S | 1940S | 1960S

My film presentation is based on the format of an old type cinema programme, Starting with the logo of a very well-known film distributer. A news reel from the 60s, a typical trailer advertising two great musical films from the 30s. Gaumont British film on royalty from the late 1800s (which depicts sections of moving film the very first ever seen by the general public in those early years) to our present Queen Elizabeth from her birth until the 50s filmed in various time sequences. To finish the presentation will be a 2reel film on Those Fabulous Holly Wood Musicals showing the best of the stars from the 30s,40s and 50s including those immortal Film Stars Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers but to name a few. Finally, the National Anthem to finish. The presentation will be approximately 60 minutes and each film will run continuously unless an interval is required.

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About John Colley

I am semi-retired and been involved with 16mm film presentations for over 30 years and projected many different shows to suit the particular audiences of the day. However, many things change over the years together with the loss of many local cinemas with that in mind I decided to change my presentation subjects and concentrate on audiences that I believed would be interested in Nostalgia from the yesteryear of films. My presentation runs for approximately 60 minutes continuously and includes five condensed films together with support features to create a programme in similar format to that of one from the yesteryear of the local cinema.

I use 16mm B&H professional film projectors, real film, striped optical sound and a special 6ft silver screen there is no digital influence what so ever in my atmospheric presentation, I use 6ft Screen placed directly in front of the audience together with a raised loud speaker unit. All equipment needed will be supplied by me; it normally takes about 15/20 minutes to set up including a 5 minute to check the projector and image throw to the screen.


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