The Northern Branch of the CTA was founded in 1996 by a group of dedicated members based largely around the north west of England to act as a focal point for socialising and for developing itineraries for CTA visits and events. It was, in effect, a successor to the North West Cinema Preservation Society. David Eve, Gary Trinder and Brian Hall formed a nucleus that has produced a series of memorable events for CTA members. They hold a formidable cumulative knowledge of northern cinema history.

Inevitably the individual members of CTA North have been active in various ways with the fabulous Plaza Stockport project. The Plaza is without doubt the most exciting and ambitious cinema preservation project in the country. The CTA is not formally directly involved but wholeheartedly supports the Plaza Trust [www.stockportplaza.co.uk].

The CTA does not have a regional or branch membership structure. However, any member with a special interest in the cinemas of northern England is welcome to contact David Eve or Gary Trinder, especially if they have an idea for or are willing to help with organising an event or visit.