Time to plan the Christmas day film show. Following a 4pm turkey dinner we shall be showing a few timeless favourate's
Mickey's Christmas Carol super 8 A Walt Disney Christmas super 8 The Snowman Super 8 Blotto - Laurel & Hardy Super 8
Feature: It Happened on 5th Avenue digital
This film I have only discovered in the last couple of years, and it is not widely known. But I find it charming and funny, and ultinmately touching and chock full of the spirit of Christmas. Highly recommended.
[ December 08, 2017, 01:49 PM: Message edited by: Paul Adsett ]
-------------------- The best of all worlds- 8mm, super 8mm, 9.5mm, and HD Digital Projection,
From: Southend on Sea, Essex, UK
Registered: Feb 2015
posted December 09, 2017 07:56 AM
We had our Christmas show at The Salvation Army last Monday eve. I ran 'The Candlemaker', 'To Each a Gift' ( a nice Christmas drama), and 'Holy Night'. A member of the audience played the organ and we had a carol singalong. Refreshments were provided and we had a great evening.
posted December 09, 2017 10:23 AM
Hi, I'll probably screen A Walt Disney Christmas, The Night before Christmas (T&J), Mickey's Christmas Carol on 16mm, Small One, Thank you very Much - extract from Scrooge and finally Scrooge with Alistair Sim full feature and James Stewart in It's a Wonferful Life.
From: Long Island, NY, USA
Registered: Jun 2003
posted December 09, 2017 10:35 AM
Last night we had a Christmas show here at home.
We went all out: I made up a flyer in Word and sent it out in E-mail to a bunch of our friends. The machine I wanted to use was a little behind on maintenance so I changed the belts and the lamp, lubed the worm and cleaned the film path thoroughly. I checked my external sound system over and found I actually had a speaker disconnected.
We put the house in full company mode (My wife says we have to keep it this way until New Years!). She made snacks and arranged the décor in ways only my wife seems to understand.
The program was a very nice Derann print of “The Small One”. Then we had a short intermission and switched to DVD projection for the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas concert. If there was any dust in my speakers before last night I’m sure it’s gone now!.
We were at our usual five or six until two days ago and all of a sudden that doubled. We grabbed chairs from all over the house and managed to still give everybody a good view of the screen.
-We had a blast!
(I actually got a request for some Our Gang the next time.)
From: Poughkeepsie, NY USA
Registered: Jun 2010
posted December 12, 2017 09:37 AM
I discovered "It Happened On 5th Avenue" several years ago. What a charming movie. It is now part of my annual holiday line up. I discovered, through research, that it's star, Victor Moore, was a resident of my home town of East Islip, Long Island, NY, USA. He passed away there in the early 1960s. I was 9 years old (give or take). I only knew of him as a cartoon version of himself in one Warner Brothers cartoon (Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck). His animated character was a hunter. He voiced the character himself. His voice is very unique.
From: Dunstable ,Bedfordshire.
Registered: Jan 2005
posted December 12, 2017 01:18 PM
Here's my show,Mark Trailers to White Christmas,Meet me in St Louis,Gremlins and The Wizard of Oz The Christmas visitor 200ft Tom and Jerry The Night Before Christmas L&H in Big Business Madagascar Penguins in Christmas Caper The Snowman Walt Disney Christmas Pinocchio feature
From: Worthing, West Sussex, UK
Registered: Feb 2009
posted December 12, 2017 01:50 PM
We'll have Polly's classmates round on the 21st for some short festive 'toons, Big Business (well... Christmas trees, right?) then after an interval I'll screen Mickey's Christmas Carol, an extremely generous gift from an ex-forum member whose generosity toward me these last 12 months has known no bounds. I'm also going to keep the projector downstairs over the festive period and will snatch more 8mm and 16mm screenings throughout the fortnight off from work. It has been a terribly busy year and I can't wait to kick back and celebrate with family and friends.