posted March 14, 2015 06:47 PM
I have just finished doing an installation all the way up in the Orkney Islands for a RAF Cinema museum.
Apart from the 35mm and 16mm equipment which i have installed for the period. I was also ask to obtain prints from the shows programme from the 40s. This included Mutiny on the Bounty from 1935, Song for Bernadette and This is the Army from 1943
A wonderful part of RAF army cinema history which will be enjoyed for many years to come.
posted March 15, 2015 04:17 AM
Hi Graham and Clay,
Would be a pleasure to show you some photos and some interesting facts. I will work out today how to post some pictures or if not a very interesting website about the islands and the restoration of this project.
Also a good place for shooting in the shooting season of course.
posted March 15, 2015 04:09 PM
Thanks for your help Bill, this would be a wonderful addition considering it was one of the first titles i obtained for them on film. For the museum cinema which they currently run in the cinema for visiting audiences.
I'm still looking for Song for Bernadette and This is the Army both which were shown back in 1943. So any leads on this would be a greatly appreciated.
posted March 16, 2015 04:50 PM
Some photos before and after the restoration of the cinema. As you can imagine there's still a lot to do.
The first photo is of the cinema projectionist Ted Austin who was there in 1944-45 a really interesting gentleman. The next one shows before the clean up and the photo after shows the cinema cleaned up.
posted March 17, 2015 05:58 PM
Clay that's very interesting stuff, i do have another RAF cinema on the island which i am currently working. So will update you with the progress and pictures in due course.