Forthcoming Visits & Events

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

Visits and Events - a COVID-19 update

Ken Roe

As Visits & Events are one of the most popular items included in membership of the CTA, we are really sorry that due to the current Covid-19 epidemic, we have been forced to cancel all planned visits and events for the foreseeable future.

The good news is that we will be back as soon as circumstances make it possible to proceed. The talk by Cezar Del Valle from New York: A Brooklyn Bite of the Big Apple will be rescheduled, as will the Double Bill of Illustrated Talks Abandoned Cinemas of the World by Simon Edelstein from Geneva, Switzerland and Robert W Paul – Origins of the British Cinema by Professor Ian Christie and also the CTA Annual General Meeting. These events will take place at the earliest convenience and when dates are known they will be published in following editions of CTA Bulletin and also on the CTA Website []. The CTA E-News sent out by e-mail to members who have signed up to receive them will also be another source of information.

The six-day visit Movie Magic ‘Round the Moor scheduled for 1-6 June and organised by David Vinnels has been cancelled for the time being, as has An Archival Day at the Seaside organised by David Simpson and CTA Archivist Clive Polden, which was scheduled for 27 June.

Looking further ahead, a presentation that has not been previously advertised and is in the planning stage is an illustrated talk by Jean-François Chaput from Paris. Jean-François is a former projectionist (last working at the wonderful Chinese-style La Pagode Cinema, in Paris). He has been taking photographs of Paris cinemas in the 1970s and 1980s during a period when they were either being closed and demolished or converted into several screens and these will be the basis of his talk. Jean-François is also preparing a book on the subject, which will be published soon. We look forward to welcoming him and all other presenters.

Looking forward to seeing you all again in the near future. In the meantime – Keep Safe and Stay Well.