King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club gave nostalgic cinema fans an experience to remember when a unique selection of films took them back a century into the past.
The evening’s entertainment recreated the cinema of the past with a presentation of comedies, drama, news and animation from 1907-1912, all screened using an original silent hand-turned motion picture film projector.
At the Picture Palace A Century Ago was presented by film archivist David Cleveland and vintage cinematograph equipment restorer and musician Nigel Lister, who both donned Edwardian costume and gave a live commentary.
Providing film fans with a taste of what the Club offers, the event was hailed a huge success by organisers who hold regular educational and entertaining experiences for the members.
The Club’s Education Officer, Sue Burge, says, “We love welcoming both Cinema Club members and members of the public to our events and we hope more people will join the Cinema Club as a result.
“The Club is not just about watching films, we have a great social and education programme too!
“The Community Cinema Club is an independent, not-for-profit organisation set up to cater for film enthusiasts in the area. We show a varied programme of films which reflect the tastes and interests of our members.”
The group programme two seasons per year, during which they screen at least one film per month – usually on the second Thursday – at Lynn’s Arts Centre.
Upcoming screenings include 2006 wartime film Joyeaux Noel on December 11, followed by a comedy from 2014, Chef, on January 8.
Members pay a subscription of £30 for a season of films, for a minimum of six films over six months, plus any extra films.
Sue added: “You can bring two guests with you each time which works out at an average price of £1.66 per seat – what a bargain!”
There are also several film courses and educational events throughout the year, which are publicised on the group’s website – www.klccc.uk
To find out more about memberships, email email@example.com