C.T.A Bulletin and Picture House indexes
The C.T.A. has published a newsletter magazine quarterly since 1967. Containing news of cinemas around the U.K., short articles on cinema history along with news of meetings and events of the C.T.A. Since 1982 the annual Picture House has also been published containing detailed and well-illustrated articles on all aspects of cinema history. These indexes will help find information within both publications from 1967 to 2006 and, in addition, in the CTA Bulletin from 2007 to 2016.IntroductionPicture House IndexCTA Bulletin Index
C.T.A. Visit Notes
The C.T.A has organised visits to cinemas since 1967, both in the UK and Overseas, including tours of cities or areas lasting several days. Visit notes have been produced for each visit with information about the buildings visited.Visit notes
The Archive holds a vast number of cinema plans both original, reproductions and plans associated with planning applications for alterations.Key collections include the original plans for leading architects George Coles and Alister MacDonald.
A full list of Plans held in the Archive can be found below.Plans
The Archive holds tens of thousands of images of cinemas across the U.K. including the unparalleled Tony Moss Photographic Collection, an album belonging to Union Cinemas and the three portfolios of photographs owned by leading Architect George Coles. This list includes the George Coles portfolios and other mounted high-quality images.
A list of the picture Portfolios can be found below.Portfolios
Kinematograph (Kine) Yearbooks
A vital starting point for so many cinema researchers, this annual publication contains information on every cinema in the U.K., leading Circuits, cinema suppliers, films released and much more. Also included in the list are other similar publications including the later B.F.I. Yearbooks. Many of these have been scanned and are available online. For further information please contact us.
A full list of Kine Yearbooks can be found below.Kine yearbooks
Kinematograph Weekly/Ideal Kinema/The Cinema/Cinema & TV Today, Screen International and other trade papers
The Archive contains many trade papers covering the films on release and the exploitation of these films by cinemas, plus features on the latest cinemas and technical innovations. These are being catalogued and the lists will be updated periodically.Trade papers
Maurice Cheepen Collection
This vast collection accumulated over a lifetime in cinema management contains wonderful examples of cinema showmanship and publicity stunts, many while manager of the Troxy Stepney. The photographs showing the East End of London in the decades following World War 2, are facinating.CHEEPEN