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Paul Adsett
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From: USA
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 - posted December 08, 2017 12:30 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 

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,

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Rob Young.
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From: Cheshire, U.K.
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 - posted December 09, 2017 01:11 AM      Profile for Rob Young.     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It's become a tradition with us to run on super 8 "Donald's Snow Fight*, Tom & Jerry in "The Night Before Christmas" and "Pluto's Christmas Tree".

I put these Derann prints together on one spool (!) about 20 years ago and they still look amazing, showing once a year, every year on Christmas Day.

You know it's Christmas when these are on the big screen. [Smile]

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Maurice Leakey
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As Pluto's sticker says:- "Do not open until Xmas".
A great cartoon, "Pluto, we've got chipmunks in our tree". [Smile]


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Dave Groves
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From: Southend on Sea, Essex, UK
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 - posted December 09, 2017 07:56 AM      Profile for Dave Groves   Email Dave Groves   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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.


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Guy Taylor, Jr.
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From: Galveston, Texas, U.S.A.
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 - posted December 09, 2017 08:52 AM      Profile for Guy Taylor, Jr.   Email Guy Taylor, Jr.   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That sounds like a great program Paul.

Guy Taylor

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David Skillern
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 - posted December 09, 2017 10:23 AM      Profile for David Skillern   Email David Skillern   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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.

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Steve Klare
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 - posted December 09, 2017 10:35 AM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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.)

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Live


All I ask is a wide screen and a projector to light her by...

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Paul Adsett
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The best of all worlds- 8mm, super 8mm, 9.5mm, and HD Digital Projection,

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William Olson
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From: Poughkeepsie, NY USA
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 - posted December 12, 2017 09:37 AM      Profile for William Olson   Email William Olson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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.

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Evan Samaras
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 - posted December 12, 2017 11:10 AM      Profile for Evan Samaras   Author's Homepage   Email Evan Samaras   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What a great time for Film Projection! I'm still working on my Christmas related prints, but I'm sure they'll get there. Happy Holidays!

...When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth...

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Mark Mander
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 - posted December 12, 2017 01:18 PM      Profile for Mark Mander   Email Mark Mander   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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

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Stuart Reid
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From: Worthing, West Sussex, UK
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 - posted December 12, 2017 01:50 PM      Profile for Stuart Reid   Email Stuart Reid   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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.

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Russ Cole
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Anyone have a 16mm print of Mickey's Christmas Carol for sale? Thanks!

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Chip Gelmini
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From: Brooksville, FL
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 - posted November 19, 2018 03:56 PM      Profile for Chip Gelmini   Email Chip Gelmini   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
As I hope to be setting up my newest theater I am not sure if I can do this kind of show myself. But it sounds amazing and wish I could be there, Paul!

Almost every year up north I would run my print of It’s a Wonderful Life. Other times, I would run something with Christmas within the movie, but not actually be a Christmas movie.

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