The Cinema Theatre Association organises visits to
cinemas and theatres, past and present, across the UK and overseas.
Lectures and other events feature in our programme of activities too.
These are usually for members only, so why not join?
Full details are provided in the bi-monthly Bulletin
Using the London Overground (former Richmond – Stratford North
London Line) to travel Homerton to Dalston Kingsland, we will visit
three districts in the east London Borough of Hackney.
At 10.30am we call at the Castle Cinema, 64 Brooksby's Walk, Homerton, and at 12.00, the Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, Dalston
Booking: This is a free visit for members & associate members only (pay £2:00 at the Rio for the Classic Film Matinée). Please register your intention of attending by telephoning the Visit Registration number 0208 800 8393 leaving your name(s), membership / associate number(s) and contact phone number on the answering machine.
Registration for the visit will close on 9 April.
The visit will be designed to allow members to travel from the South of the UK and return home within the dates selected. Hotel
accommodation will be in three different locations and therefore it is only practical to travel on the coach, leaving any personal vehicles in Darlington at a safe car park. The hotels earmarked will have character and therefore some rooms will be different in size and non-standard.There will be a single supplement applied where needed but
members should enjoy the locality of where we stay and evening
meals will be included in the package.
The AGM this year will be held at the ‘Memo’ in Newbridge, Gwent,
South Wales. It will include a tour of the building and light refreshments. The Memorial Hall dates from 1924 and functioned as a multi-purpose venue for this small mining town, Cinema was included
from the start up until 1972. The ‘Memo' as it is locally known
continued to function until it finally closed in 2003. The campaign to
save the ‘Memo' was started and the building featured in the 2004
BBC2 programme Restoration. After many years of fundraising and
hard work by local people the restoration of the ‘Memo' was finally
completed in 2014. The CTA visited the ‘Memo' in our visit to the area
in June 2004; this would be a great opportunity for members who
came on the last event to see results of the restoration.
We shall be touring a variety of venues over this short weekend tour;
including the AGM in Newbridge on the Saturday afternoon. Over the
course of the weekend we hope to include the Maxime Cinema, Blackwood, Market Hall Cinema, Brynmawr, Olympia, Tredegar, Workman's Hall, Blaenavon and others.
We shall be based in Newport, with
coaches on both days, departing from Newport on the Saturday
morning at about 10:45am and finishing in Newport at about 6:00pm
on the Sunday evening. Hotels will not be included as part of the tour;
there is varied accommodation in Newport, including Travelodge and
Premier Inn etc. The cost will include coaches and some meals and
refreshments and any other incidental charges. For full details of
itinerary and how to obtain a booking form, please log in to the Members' Area
For full details of
itinerary and a booking form, please send SAE to Ray Ritmeester, 66 Woodside Road, High Wycombe, HP13 7JB. For any travel or hotel enquiries (including early booking of rail tickets) feel free to email me at [email@example.com] or telephone on 07852 761842.
An illustrated talk by Matt Lambros, who recently launched his book After the Final Curtain in the USA. Matt is a professional photographer with an interest in theatrical architecture. His book contains stunning images of movie palaces showing how they appeared shortly after their final closure.