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Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on April 24, 2014, 04:32 PM:
northwest film fair blackpool sunday 16th novemeber
just a few lines my film fair in blackpool is well on the way now .with 17 tables booked in .anyone wanting a table book in now as tables are now limited .some new dealers this year at blackpool now booked in ,enlarged cinema plus a new attraction in the cinema which has never been seen at any film conventions here in the uk or abroad ,it will be mindblowing .anyone wanting a room at the Hilton ask for Julie Vincent as if you don't you will be told that hotel is full ,also Adrian is now taking bookings for the sat evening meal held at the Hilton book now to avoid disappointment .don't forget anyone one wanting a table contact me now on 07931 926550 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org don't leave it to the last minute as I predict that I will be full up by august or if not before .updates will posted regular on the forum .thanks to all david
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on April 26, 2014, 06:10 AM:
This event gets better every year. Never have I come away without a bargain. I'm booked in to the superb Hilton accommodation too.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on April 26, 2014, 12:28 PM:
Saddly a little bit far away for me.
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on May 10, 2014, 08:51 AM:
important news only 6 tables left then I will be full. book now to avoid disappointment on email@example.com or tel 07931 926550
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on May 27, 2014, 03:52 PM:
there are only 4 tables left at the northwest film fair at the Hilton hotel blackpool any one want a table book now to avoid disappointment any one wanting accommodation ring Hilton hotel and ask for Julie Vincent 6 rooms left
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on May 28, 2014, 03:17 AM:
Will be here before you know it!
Posted by Mark Silvester (Member # 929) on June 01, 2014, 06:20 AM:
Best wishes with your November do....I AM LOOKING FOR A NICE 16MM PJ....Just to keep my hand in...The hobby always seems to bring you back - my 14 year old son loves the 8mm. Thank you Mark Todd. Pm. me on marksilvester81atmsn.com.
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on June 09, 2014, 03:27 AM:
only 3 tables left then I will be full. book now to avoid disappointment on firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 07931 926550
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on June 09, 2014, 04:56 AM:
Just a stupid question. If I can afford to go, can I go without the dinner thingy? I am a very picky eater and know from experience I would not like the dinner. You are still welcome to the actual film convention or are they tied together?
Posted by Barry Attwood (Member # 100) on June 09, 2014, 05:05 AM:
The dinner is a separate event, organised, I believe by Adrian Winchester, you basically do what you want to do!
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on June 09, 2014, 06:09 AM:
Thanks, I was hoping that. So you can use any hotel. On that subject, is there any reasonable places to stay in Blackpool? Must have on suite bathroom/toilet, hate shared ones.
Posted by Barry Attwood (Member # 100) on June 09, 2014, 09:56 AM:
If you can't get a room at The Hilton, then either The Savoy or The Cliffs Hotel's are suitable, they all offer ensuite rooms, so do the majority of Blackpool Hotel's.
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on June 09, 2014, 04:22 PM:
Hilton is a top notch hotel all with en suite rooms and superb buffet service . slightly cheeper rooms at cliffs and savoy all en suite .there are over 300 hotels in blackpool with prices as cheep as £10.00 a night inc breakfast
Posted by Yanis Tzortzis (Member # 434) on June 09, 2014, 05:00 PM:
Vidar, i can strongly recommend Moorings where I stay; for just £23/night their service is excellent!
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on June 09, 2014, 07:03 PM:
23 sounds very reasonable. Thanks
Posted by Yanis Tzortzis (Member # 434) on June 10, 2014, 05:17 AM:
If you need their details let me know.
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on June 11, 2014, 02:53 AM:
Vidar. Here are a few low cost bed and breakfast accommodation venues.
Beachwood Guest House £15 01253 401951
Romley House £15 01253283440
Mickledene Guest house £15 01253 423048
Prices from..plus a walk, bus or tram.
There is plenty of local accommodation around The Hilton including the Britania Hotels Cliffs or Savoy and you can book these here www.britanniahotels.com
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on June 11, 2014, 07:15 AM:
Thanks ... Please do post the details Yanis.
Thanks to Lee also, but are those with en-suite? I don't need it to be looking new, far from it, just be relatively clean and have the facilities of shower and toilet
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on June 11, 2014, 03:03 PM:
99% of rooms in blackpool are en suite
Posted by Clay Smith (Member # 4122) on June 11, 2014, 03:28 PM:
Another great looking event, so far away.....(sigh).
Posted by Yanis Tzortzis (Member # 434) on June 11, 2014, 06:26 PM:
Vidar,I'll PM you as I can't post details here-check your inbox...
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on June 12, 2014, 07:39 AM:
Most are these days Vidar. As I say you will find lots of places to stay at this time of year so not much of a problem.
Hope to meet you Vidar.
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on June 12, 2014, 10:20 AM:
Likewise :-) Thanks for the tips and one less worry, as this seem to be quite a bargain for the accomodations. If I can get cheap flight too, then I might have enough for the trip and some purchases
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on June 12, 2014, 03:44 PM:
I hope you can make it you wont be disappointed
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on June 13, 2014, 01:53 PM:
Checking flights from Oslo to Manchester and it seems it's a problem for me ... Flights of about 9 hours is crazy (can go to Thailand in almost the same time). How difficult is it to get from London to Blackpool? Checked some train ticket and they were 170 Euro (or was it pounds) for one way, which seemed a bit steep. Are there buses? Trains were about 3 hours, would the buses take much longer?
Thanks for any advice
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on June 13, 2014, 04:54 PM:
you can get a coach from London to blackpool or a train don't know cost but if you book a month before you will get a fanastic rate ,also there a airport at blackpool as well ,Ryanair does cheep flights they land at Liverpool and Manchester i got a flight with Ryanair from Manchester to teneriffe for £19.00
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on June 13, 2014, 05:09 PM:
After the horrible way Ryan Air treated us, I will NEVER put my money, no matter how little, in that piece of BLEEP company ... I rather buy a raft and row :-)
But that seem to be the problem, there's no cheap flights I have found yet, but will try an agency tomorrow or next week to see. How long would a coach ride be from London to Blackpool then?
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on June 13, 2014, 11:44 PM:
It would take at least 4-5 hours Vidar, maybe even longer, much better if you can land at Manchester then you are within 50 miles of Blackpool
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on June 14, 2014, 03:06 AM:
I also checked the possibility of going to Blackpool from London but it seemed expensive and difficul with the timetables (as I remember there were few trains a day, especially on a Sunday). It may be ok for somone who already lives in london or its area but it becomes more difficult if you must first travel to London.
Posted by Yanis Tzortzis (Member # 434) on June 14, 2014, 05:30 AM:
...just forget trains from London-especially on Sunday-guys! I'm in Bham & the earliest train I can get is around 9 arriving Blackpool North after 12 noon...fly to Manchester & get the train straight to Blackpool
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on June 14, 2014, 05:42 AM:
Train, not bus from Manchester? I have checked flights and I can get a fair (for Norway anyway) flight at about 150 GBP, so I hope I can get this sorted, but still a few things to check
Appreciate the hints here, thanks
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on June 14, 2014, 02:34 PM:
is there nothing into liverpool john lennon airport. you would be so much nearer to blackpool from there. i can only say it is most certainly worth making the effort for this event. last years was superb. anyone interested in film collecting will go away with many bargains.the venue is also top notch.not to be missed.
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on June 14, 2014, 04:02 PM:
Trains from London are no problem, but it's not realistic to set off on Sunday morning! But it's a straightforward journey with one change at Preston. Lowest journey time is 2 hrs 45 mins. The best advance fares become available 12 weeks before. If you can be very flexible regarding time of travel, the lowest fares are £16 each way.
For the full Blackpool experience, if you are travelling some distance, you ideally want to stay there on Saturday and Sunday nights, making it an enjoyable short holiday as well as a convention. I'll post some Saturday dinner details soon.
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on June 14, 2014, 04:05 PM:
Yes, that's an option that might be okay for us. We thought getting to London maybe on the 14th or so, then go straight to Blackpool and hopefully be there at evening time on the 14th. We would want to stay in Blackpool until 18th or so, unless we combine with a trip to Liverpool. How far is Liverpool from Blackpool, BTW?
All the feedback is highly appreciated, as it's difficult to find the relevant info here in Norway
Posted by David Ollerearnshaw (Member # 3296) on June 14, 2014, 04:28 PM:
About 55 miles I think Allow 1.5 hours
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on June 14, 2014, 04:33 PM:
Liverpool lime st railway station to blackpool railway station is 57 miles
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on June 14, 2014, 04:46 PM:
That would be about an hour? I don't know miles so well, we are metric here :-)
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on June 14, 2014, 05:59 PM:
That's about 92 kilometers.
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on June 16, 2014, 12:56 PM:
As we are forecasting many collectors travelling so many miles from outside the UK well in advance of North West Film Fair Day can I propose some of us Brits organise some filmic entertainment prior to the event in Blackpool in the form of a 8mm film screening somewhere for our international friends? I lay my Elmo Xenon at anyone’s disposal… Lets look after our distance visitors folks for the fantastic excellent NW Film Fair.
Post your interest here and it will happen!
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on June 16, 2014, 01:00 PM:
Best suggestion I've heard in a long time :-) Sounds amazing and maybe even easier to get to meet everyone too. I know from last years BFCC, I was very focused on the films for sale (Sorry, Mark, wish I had time to talk more to you and one man from Greece too)
Captain America would be fun to see, as I have some doubts about digital to film transfers (thinking they'll not be as filmey as films are)
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on June 16, 2014, 01:10 PM:
Post interest here………………
If we get enough interest and UK support we can project two programmes of 8mm including Capt America, BOND in scope for our visitors. Let’s celebrate 8mm in the 21st century (yes 8mm is still going) and give our international visitors a special North West welcome. Super 8 has seen some bumper releases in the last 12 months and its time to party home projectionists!
I’m guessing the gala dinner is also taking place prior to the big Film Collecting day as well so lets make it a weekend to remember. Super 8mm has never been so good and I know Davids NW Film Fair is going to be amazing!!
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on June 16, 2014, 01:55 PM:
I am not going to the dinner thingy, too picky about food. But what day or time would your suggestion take place, Mr. Mannering? If I do get the chance to go, I'll be there. And it's another insentive to go :-) I do want to travel to London also, because I want to check out the shop that Umit has. Hoping he's still in business
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on June 17, 2014, 12:49 AM:
Friday evening so as not to interfere with the dinner and main event in any way Vidar. That’s the great thing about the NW Film Fair you can make an excellent weekend of it with like minded collectors. If we get enough interest I’m sure we can put on a Friday eve show somewhere local perhaps including a little 9.5mm and 16mm as well?
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on June 17, 2014, 11:39 AM:
The man from Greece has the same problem with you ,Vidar.I don't want to start conversations from the moment I arrive, and this must be the opening time! The earliest you start searching around,the better. For the same reason I don't attend the film programs,at least the earlier ones.Usually,in the afternoon,when I have searched at every seller's stall,every box at every corner,I can take a break and,perhaps have something to eat,talk with friends and attend a film show.Then, back for a second round (the bring and buy stalls hold surprises at all times) and time to converse with others. And we,(the Greek Mafia) always stay till the end.You never know what you will find even at the last moment. And if you are at the BFCC I strongly suggest you attend the 9.5 Film Group show,(if the date coincides) in Pimlico. This,along with a good dinner will complete a very full and exciting day!
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on June 17, 2014, 05:04 PM:
It was you that said hi to me then :-) ... Went a bit quick, not meant to be rude or anything. Yes, next time, I'll probably stay to the end. And it looks like a Blackpool trip is possible, so now I am getting ready to sort the details of place to stay, coaches and flights. Want to get a day in Umit and Sons shop in London too
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on June 21, 2014, 04:41 PM:
hello lee. sadly i wont be there friday night. im staying over sat/sun at the hilton. i think it an excellent idea though to screen films on the friday night. i know several arrive friday and return home on the monday.making a great long weekend. my good friend bob nicholls for one.and projections editor pete travers and his wife. i feel blackpool this year will be the best yet. i shall be helping out on the bring and buy again. a great way as an alternative to the auction to part with your unwanted films and turn them into cash. many many bargains are always found here.the nights start to draw in from today. roll on november.
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on June 23, 2014, 05:36 PM:
heres a list of dealers paid and booked in at my film fair
t Hutchinson 16mm films
k ashton 16mm films proj and s
d eve 16mm films proj and 8mm
p wooding 16mm films projectors
p mellor 16mm and 35mm films and proj
k cockayne 9,5 films proj 16mm films and proj
g jones 8mm and 16mm films proj and dvds
d mclglogin 16mm and 35mm films and proj
j McGovern 16mm films
d Parkinson 16mm films and proj
a swaine 16mm and 35mm films proj
pj Churchill 16mm films and proj
a Collins 16mm and 8mm films and proj
r moss 8mm and 16mm films and proj
I rintool 8mm and 16mm films and proj
tonys rare dvds
most of the dealers will be selling other things as well
more dealers booked in paid deposit but not paid in full when they have paid I will add to list
also my self 8mm 16mm films and projectors screens and speakers
and not forgetting the 8 table bring and buy and of coarse the auction
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on June 24, 2014, 06:37 AM:
hi David. a great list already there. and more to come. really does look as i thought. a cracking weekend ahead in november for all film buffs. i know i have said it before, but i cannot stress enough.collectors make your plans now for this fabulous event. you will not be dissapointed.
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on June 24, 2014, 07:23 AM:
If there will be a screening/meeting on Friday, what time would that be? I think our plane would land in Manchester at about 1200 or 1300 and we'd have to get to Blackpool, find our hotel, unpack and then try to get to the place of screening.
Would we be in time?
Posted by Nigel Higgins (Member # 4312) on June 24, 2014, 08:47 AM:
Hi, i noticed that there is a g jones on the list of dealers is that Ged Jones formerly of derann .also is there lots of good and rare 8mm prints usually at this convention as i havernt been for over 15 years and last time was exellent but that of course when derann where still about is it just as good now as seriously thinking of going but a long drive ,but if worth it ill definatly be there.
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on June 24, 2014, 11:03 AM:
its glyn jones who is coming re deran this film fair will be the best one ever held at blackpool and if youre into cine stuff then it should not be missed read last years reports and pictures on the forum which were posted by don sykes of southport .if all goes to plan Friday film show will be around 9pm
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on June 24, 2014, 12:14 PM:
hello nigel. 15 years since you last attended blackpool film fair. thats quite a while. the ideal thing is to make the weekend of it, if you can. the evening meal on saturday night is a must. but you dont have to attend this. as to what will be available on the day. who knows. but i have never known anyone go away from this event being dissapointed. its such a great atmosphere, whatever format you use. no problems with accomodation for those that are staying over.hundreds of places to stay at very reasonable costs too. this in my opinion is one of the best film events of the year. miss it at your peril.
Posted by Nigel Higgins (Member # 4312) on June 24, 2014, 12:21 PM:
Thats great yes if its the same glyn jones then i was friends with him havent seen or heard from him in years i met him at derann open day and infact went with him to blackpool stayed at his as was on way home be cool if it was same guy .
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on June 25, 2014, 10:05 PM:
Some folks were looking for these.....Here are links to pictures of last year's successful Northwest Film Fair show, taken by Don Sykes.
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on June 26, 2014, 04:08 AM:
thanks doug for the link of dons top notch pics of last years northwest film fair you have done a great job,you are very talented at doing this sort of thing its nice to see all the pics again and saves a lot time not having to look for them well done doug
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on June 26, 2014, 04:22 AM:
hello Doug. thats great you finding and putting the photos on again. i am sure it will give some kind of idea of what visitors to this years event can expect. i beleive the cinema is to be twice as big this year, with some excellent film shows planned over the weekend. the venue,the hilton hotel, has given this event a real boost.as i have already said.a film event not to be missed.and with no london ealing event this year.this really is the big one.
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on June 26, 2014, 06:34 AM:
Vidar Young David is going to attempt to get use of the Hilton Cinema room for Friday evening so if this comes off I would propose a 7pm meet and greet followed by two film programmes commencing at 7:30pm both 8mm Xenon and 16mm Xenon projected. It would be a first for Blackpool. Perhaps include a little bit of 8mm Optical sound as well.
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on June 26, 2014, 07:01 AM:
Sounds awesome, that should be enough time for us to reach it. Thanks for the info, Mr. Mannering
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on June 26, 2014, 01:09 PM:
it just gets better doesnt it.Lee that sounds great. as you say a first for blackpool for the friday night. but really excellent for those traveling a distance and making a long weekend of it.as i know many do.
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on June 27, 2014, 04:05 AM:
Hi Paul as with most things in life you only get out of this hobby what you put into it and its nice to be involved in something to welcome our friends from overseas as well as local film fans. David is kindly loaning his own 16mm Xenon and I will supply the Elmo Xenon for Super 8 aka 'The Northern Light'.
Update: Film programme now secured.
[ July 03, 2014, 06:54 AM: Message edited by: Lee Mannering ]
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on June 28, 2014, 05:59 PM:
good news for blackpool I have just negotiated a deal with a very well known actor ,he has told me he will be attending my northwest film fair .I am keeping his name quiet for the time being .anyone who wants to try and guess who it is ,I will give them free admission and a £25.00 cash price to spend at the film fair to the lucky winner ,so get guessing
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on June 28, 2014, 06:02 PM:
Warwick Davies ...
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on June 30, 2014, 04:58 AM:
Just a thought, since Mr. Williams interviewed Caroline Munro for the VHS project he does, maybe her?
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on June 30, 2014, 10:06 AM:
no not even close he has starred in over 70 films
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on June 30, 2014, 10:22 AM:
Christopher Lee? ;-)
Posted by David Ollerearnshaw (Member # 3296) on June 30, 2014, 11:32 AM:
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on June 30, 2014, 01:25 PM:
no not even close he has starred in over 70 films
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on June 30, 2014, 02:15 PM:
This film fair weekend is going to be quite something I can see!
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on July 01, 2014, 03:14 AM:
i know when Derann used to have a guest celebrity attend the fair it created quite a lot of excitement and only added to this great event.
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on July 01, 2014, 05:34 PM:
anyone who has paid a deposit for a table at my film fair in nov can they please send balance as deadline was the 1st july otherwise there tables will be realocated as this film fair will be fully booked up thanks
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on July 02, 2014, 11:08 AM:
all rooms at the hilton hotel are now fully booked up for the weekend of my film fair .there are plenty other hotels only minutes walk from the Hilton ,there is the cliffs and savoy and if you back track on the forum there are tel numbers of other hotels thanks
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on July 03, 2014, 06:49 AM:
I can now confirm, largely due to the efforts of young David Guest securing us the cinema room at the Hilton Hotel for us that on..
Friday 14th November 2014 doors open 8PM we will be presenting two programmes of films and more.
'THE NORTH WEST FILM FAIR MEET AND GREET CINEMAZIA'
The first will be a Super 8 Xenon Show
Surprise Interval Cabaret!
A 16mm Lancashire themed feature film by special arrangement projected with a Xenon machine.
Entrance is completely free and all are welcome at this special meet and greet event in advance of what will be an amazing weekend of film fun and collecting.
I'm also arranging a special cabaret to take place at the interval so this will be quite a nice welcoming event as part of a packed weekend, the rest is up to you folks!
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on July 03, 2014, 09:19 AM:
well my room at the hilton has been booked for quite a while, im very happy to say. sadly i have only booked for sat/sun nights. now the film show is going ahead on the friday i will have to see if i can make another nights stay in the town. i really do believe this years film fair really will be better than ever. and thats saying something after last years huge success.
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on July 03, 2014, 01:38 PM:
Hi Paul.. Even my wife wants to come now!! Yes I think David is doing a wonderful job and without embarrassing the lad he should be applauded. Plenty of other hotels nearby so no one will be stuck..
Posted by David Ollerearnshaw (Member # 3296) on July 03, 2014, 02:30 PM:
Another guess Derren Nesbitt
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on July 04, 2014, 04:10 AM:
hi Lee. i dont really understand that more wives/partners dont attend. i know you see several about on the day, but with it now being more of a long weekend. there are lots of shops just a tram ride down the seafront, should they tire of film. and after all, what woman wants to refuse a nice weekend away in a hotel.so lets see more this year. my wife for one, is certainly looking forward to it. as to us doing the friday. well its her birthday. so working on that one.
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on July 04, 2014, 06:23 AM:
Absolutely right Paul its a wonderful opportunity for any couple to get away for a few days and if one partner isn't into film there are lots of shops and things to do at this coastal resort. I'm guessing all those years ago when the Blackpool extravaganza started the fact it was going to be at the seaside was a big factor on location and another draw. Sadly at my own film fair we don't have the sea but we do have a canal.
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on July 04, 2014, 09:22 AM:
My wife would rather stick her head in a box of spiders than go to a film convention l.o.l. (By the way she is arachnophobic!)
Posted by David Ollerearnshaw (Member # 3296) on July 04, 2014, 11:25 AM:
When we first went it was still organised by Regent Films and I think Bill Davison the 8mm reviewer from Movie Maker.
At that time I was still single so me and a mate used to go. Although there was no Saturday night dinner, we used to get there on the Saturday afternoon for a relax.
I think the first ones I went to were at the Queens hotel not far from Regent's shop. It then moved to the Gables/Balmoral for a while.
I remember seeing the old owner of Regent Les Siddel I think it was on the ticket table when it had moved to Cliffs. The last ones we went to were at the Savoy. Had got married and the wife who's Thai did more moaning and groaning about it been cold.
Did anyone here attend the other event in the mid 80's I think again at the Cliffs, but not done by Regent Films or Derann, plus it could have been a two day event.
I'll try to attend this year though.
I still remember Derek behind his stand doing a brisk trade, sure his eyes were like the cartoon where you see £ signs.
Posted by Nigel Higgins (Member # 4312) on July 04, 2014, 01:20 PM:
You can count me in on this one havent been for many years but looking forward to it ,chc on 16th august first and then blackpool in november doesnt get any better so glad i got back into this hobby
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on July 06, 2014, 12:35 PM:
Here are a few low cost bed and breakfast accommodation venues.
Beachwood Guest House £15 01253 401951
Romley House £15 01253283440
Mickledene Guest house £15 01253 423048
Prices from..plus a walk, bus or tram.
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on July 06, 2014, 01:16 PM:
Are you going to reveal who's coming? Wracking my brains for actors with over 70 films, but come up with nothing. English or american or other?
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on July 11, 2014, 07:16 AM:
I'm pleased to confirm details regarding the 2014 Saturday night NORTHERN FILM COLLECTORS' DINNER at the Hilton. As last year, it will be a three course dinner starting at 8.00pm, with our private bar open from 7.30pm. There will be the customary prize quiz and the popular raffle with great prizes, which will include brand new recent trailer releases on Super 8 and 16mm. There may be a brief comedy spot but that will be confirmed nearer to the time, if it's happening. The evening of course ends with a film show lasting around an hour, which this year will be presented by Simon McConway. This will be a unique show, as it will include camera original Super 8 footage shot by Simon himself at various conventions and events over the years, possibly right up to the present day. So many of the audience are likely to be on the big screen too!
The price is £20, which in fact is cost price this year. If you are booked into the Hilton for dinner, B&B, you can simply transfer your meal to the Collectors' Dinner at no extra charge. Anyone dining elsewhere can opt for 'entertainment only' admission from 9.30pm. This costs £3 and enables you to attend the film show and buy raffle tickets if you wish. Last year, some said the meal was the best they have ever had in the event's long history, so you can expect an evening packed with good food, film and fun!
Please supply a SAE if you want your tickets and the information sheet to be posted to you, otherwise I can simply email you a confirmation and details. I accept payment by cheque or Pay Pal. Please email me via the link above and I'll supply my address and one or two other details.
Posted by David Ollerearnshaw (Member # 3296) on July 11, 2014, 06:32 PM:
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on July 14, 2014, 06:06 PM:
I had to miss last year due to surgery just before so intend to make it again this time. Will try to get there for the Friday film show.
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on July 17, 2014, 04:24 PM:
How long are we going to wait in suspense to know who's coming?
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on July 17, 2014, 04:35 PM:
you will see him on the day unless you guess who it is
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on July 18, 2014, 01:45 AM:
:-) Are you sure more people wouldn't come if they knew who it was?
No hints? English? Woman or man?
I suppose I'll be in the nuthouse soon and can't go :-/ Ha, ha
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on July 18, 2014, 05:59 AM:
It's a man as David annouced an actor and in his last post used the word "him". He's probably British otherwise I guess an international actor would have been announced. I wonder why the convention is held on a Sunday. It makes it impossible for those who come from far away by train to attend it unlsee they can stay until the Monday.
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on July 18, 2014, 02:12 PM:
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on July 18, 2014, 03:07 PM:
I will be there from Friday you can book a mini break Thursday to Monday most hotels do this so no excuses see you there
Posted by David Ollerearnshaw (Member # 3296) on July 18, 2014, 03:11 PM:
Think he died last year sadly. Saying that I was going to mention someone only to find he had died.
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on July 18, 2014, 03:22 PM:
Oh, you're right ... I only thought of him as I just watched Withnail and I. Probably not him then. Damn, it's difficult, there's so many actors.
Posted by Yanis Tzortzis (Member # 434) on July 19, 2014, 06:17 AM:
Dominique, but the BFCC most big film events in the UK were held on Sundays-Blackpool always was, if memory helps; that's the tradition-same as DERANN's Open days...
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on July 19, 2014, 07:22 AM:
Yannis, I just asked if there was a specific reason. The only time I attended at BFCC was last year and it was on a Saturday (but being held in London I think it is less problematic regarding transportation).
Posted by David Ollerearnshaw (Member # 3296) on July 19, 2014, 12:56 PM:
Posted by Yanis Tzortzis (Member # 434) on July 19, 2014, 05:49 PM:
Dominique it's got to do with the shops open on Saturdays & the collectors & sellers'shopping before Sunday....
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on July 26, 2014, 05:08 AM:
I well remember Derann open days not having the shop front doors open because of UK Sunday trading laws and having to use the side door to the car park. Also another (PM Films possibly) having to move locations after announcing the venue for the same reasons.
Posted by Yanis Tzortzis (Member # 434) on July 26, 2014, 05:38 AM:
I don't know when that changed but I always remember entering DERANN from the main entrance on their open days-at least from '99 & on....
Posted by Mal Brake (Member # 14) on July 26, 2014, 07:06 PM:
Brian, I remember the side door entrance to the open days too.
they even had to cover the non-film items, TV's etc to comply with Sunday trading laws.
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on August 04, 2014, 05:18 PM:
I am pleased to confirm that my film fair is almost booked up an updated list will be published shortly also a list of films which will be being shown on sunday by don sykes and bob nichols
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on August 11, 2014, 07:15 AM:
Try another one, that was at a convention some place
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on August 20, 2014, 10:05 AM:
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on August 20, 2014, 02:02 PM:
Finally got the trip sorted. Only thing left is train or bus from Manchester to Blackpool. What do you suggest? Which is cheapest, which is fastest?
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on August 20, 2014, 04:49 PM:
Vidar the Train is the perfect solution from Manchester to Blackpool. If I am off work and am able to go myself, you are more than welcome to join myself and another collector in the car if you wish.
I would have to let you know nearer the time whether or not I am able to attend, but either way, the train journey is just fine and takes only 1 hour. Also reasonably priced for a return ticket for the day / weekend.
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on August 21, 2014, 01:44 AM:
Thank you, appreciate that info, just an hour is fine :-) We are three people, so train would be okay, if it goes from the airport
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on August 21, 2014, 03:10 AM:
I would get the train its less than than a hour from Manchester to blackpool and if you book early you will get a cheeper ticket. bus would take take over 2 hours .when you get off train at blackpool get a taxi and you will be at the Hilton in about 5 mins
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on August 21, 2014, 11:00 AM:
Make sure you head for for Manchester Piccadilly railway station Vidar, NOT Victoria.
There are two railway stations as mentioned in the centre of Manchester, Victoria & Piccadilly but only Piccadilly offers a service to Blackpool
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on August 21, 2014, 11:12 AM:
What I can find is trip costing almost 50 GBP, is that normal or high?
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on August 21, 2014, 11:33 AM:
It is a while since I have done the trip by rail Vidar but that seems high to me. Is this a weekend return ticket or a day ticket?
I will do some research for you Vidar once you let me know what type of ticket it is that you intend to purchase.
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on August 22, 2014, 03:50 AM:
I am currently putting together the after-dinner film reel for the Saturday night only. This begins with about 200' of my own cine camera footage from various film events plus Derann's last day of trading which encapsulates my short tribute to them. The rest of the reel will consist of other interesting items from my collection.
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on August 22, 2014, 03:53 AM:
That is Saturdays show? Because I am not going to the dinner, would that mean we can't see?
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on August 22, 2014, 04:58 AM:
The film is only for the Saturday night.
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on August 22, 2014, 07:12 AM:
But are we allowed to come to the show, even if we don't attend the dinner? Hope the Friday show is still on :-)
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on August 22, 2014, 05:21 PM:
Friday film show is still on and is free to everyone and is projected by lee Mannering .Saturday show is on after the evening meal.there will be a small charge for this .sunday on the day of convention is on and will be projected by don sykes and bob Nichols this will on throughout the day and is free .every one is welcome at all 3 shows whether you are staying at the Hilton or not
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on August 23, 2014, 08:42 PM:
Vidar - It's slightly too soon to be getting the best discounted rail fares. I tried looking up prices from London and the fares were very high, but the ones the weekend before the event were much lower. That means that we can expect the lowest fares to become available during the next week. They will be much cheaper than what you see now.
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on August 26, 2014, 03:28 PM:
room for one table at the northwest film fair then room is fully booked last chance to obtain a table contact me on the forum or email me on email@example.com
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on August 28, 2014, 02:59 PM:
september nearly with us.Blackpool film fair will soon be here. make your plans now. do not leave until last minute to attend this great great event.
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on August 28, 2014, 03:17 PM:
Hope there is lots of S8 stuff there and no videos /DVDs!
Having spoken to one or two of my collecting friends, I believe last years event was much improved over the recent ones, whereby unless you are into 16mm or movie memorabilia etc or DVD's, there was apparently very little for the S8 enthusiast,however if you like digital formats, there were loads of merchandise!
Not really what you want to see at a film convention, and in one instance the collector said he wished he hadn't bothered going for the small amount of very average Super 8mm material that was on offer on the day.
Lets just hope then the convention carries on from where it left off last year, with plenty of actual film in all guages including Super 8mm quality sought after items.
[ August 29, 2014, 02:01 AM: Message edited by: Andrew Woodcock ]
Posted by David Ollerearnshaw (Member # 3296) on August 28, 2014, 03:46 PM:
I hope to get there. I think Henry who likes watching films will come with me, but the rest who knows. I took Tik who's from Thailand and Cindy still in pram it was too cold for her. Not too bad for just the day.
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on August 28, 2014, 04:29 PM:
last years was indeed the best for many a year.new venue has definately helped. i thought a very good selection was on offer last year,and i expect to see similar, if not better this year.
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on August 28, 2014, 06:14 PM:
Vidar - I checked the Virgin Railways site http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/ This shows that you can now get a return from Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North for £17.70.
I've booked my return from East Croydon to Blackpool for £40 in total. Anyone travelling from London or the South East on Friday may find that it's very difficult to get low fares. However, by breaking the journey at Birmingham, I got a vastly lower price - £17.50 in total Croydon to Blackpool.
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on August 29, 2014, 12:32 AM:
Thank you. So it's not as easy as London where you don't need to book? I will try to find out what train we hopefully reach in time. Difficult when there's delays on flights or stuff like that.
Appreciate the link
Posted by David Watson (Member # 3614) on August 30, 2014, 03:58 PM:
To all those who are wondering if they should go to this years Blackpool Convention don't hesitate, this years will be better than last years and last years was the best Blackpool Convention for a number of years any one who was there will vouch for that.Also please try and go to the Convention dinner on the Saturday night again at the Hilton hotel. We get a first class three course meal, an entertaining film quiz during the meal with a nice prize for the winner, a raffle is held after the dinner with some valuable prizes to be had, you could win such items as feature films, film books, CD's, cartoon shorts, projector lamps,bottles of spirits etc.etc and finally to finish off a great night a film show all this for a very reasonable £20 I promise you you will enjoy it and meet plenty of friendly fellow film collectors. Don't miss out contact Adrian Winchester to book your ticket, on Tel No.020 86560168 soonest.
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on September 01, 2014, 05:20 PM:
good news for blackpool re auction .I have just agreed to auction over 100 films super 8 and 16mm for a collecter who has now decided to call it a day and has been collecting films for over forty years .I have all the films at my home and there are some interesting titles .I have screened some of them and the ones I have seen are in fantastic condition and sought after . I am hoping to have screened them before blackpool comes.i am very confident that these will sell .anyone who wants to sell of there films in the auction I will do a one of fee for selling them
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on September 01, 2014, 05:35 PM:
Looking forward to seeing the Super 8mm titles David. Derann 90's
features will always sell at a good price if in good condition, if that is what is included in the collection.
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on September 01, 2014, 06:53 PM:
only glanced at the super 8 titles there are lots of Disney cartoons and warner bros ,been going through the 16mm first
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on September 01, 2014, 09:54 PM:
David, please read the Showtime!thread in the YAK section of the forum.
Just a thought.............
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on September 05, 2014, 11:18 AM:
over 125 films of super 8 and 16mm to be auctioned of at my northwest film fair there will be something for everyone. I estimate that the auction will last about 90 mins or maybe longer don't miss it
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on September 06, 2014, 02:05 AM:
i suspect this years blackpool auction will be on of the best for a long time.as many will remember this was always a big highlight of the day, with many many bargains turning up.
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on September 08, 2014, 03:07 PM:
Good news above. I read it just now after booking my rail tickets and hotel. Pity the £5 off code sent to me by Virgin didn't work for this - they did say it was for "Selected" advance fares obviously this wasn't one.
See you all there!
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on September 08, 2014, 03:14 PM:
looking forward to seeing you brian and thanks for making the long journey from London
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on September 08, 2014, 06:06 PM:
Hope you ain't looking for any Super 8mm Brian, after all that projector of yours will be ready for the Knackers yard before you know it!!!
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on September 10, 2014, 05:52 PM:
over 200 films to be auctioned at my north west film blackpool there will be super 8 Disney cartoons and shorts plus 16mm Disney cartoons btf films pathe news movietone news and many many more over 200 .and if any one else wants there collection selling I will pick up films and sell them for you for a one of fee ,don't miss it estimate length of auction approx. 2 hours
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on September 15, 2014, 05:13 AM:
just setting of to carlise to pick up a big collection of films that will be auctioned at blckpool when I have checked them ,at this rate it look like the auction will run all day .
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on September 15, 2014, 05:24 AM:
Make lots if it's getting too much? I'd love to see auctions running some time, but not all day :-) Have other tables to see also :-)
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on September 15, 2014, 05:31 AM:
hi vidar will you be attending the north west film fair
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on September 15, 2014, 09:09 AM:
If nothing goes wrong up to that point, yes :-) Plane, hotel sorted. Only unsure if we need to book train/bus tickets or can just hop on like in London
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on September 16, 2014, 05:19 PM:
anyone wanting accommodation in blackpool ,I can recommend this hotel which is opposite the Hilton less than a minutes walk been there today very nice hotel with en suite rooms .tel 01253 623708. the derby hotel .spoke to the hotel owner re convention and you will be well looked after .please note only 6 rooms left thanks
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on September 23, 2014, 02:05 PM:
one table left then that's it at blackpool full up contact by pm or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on September 26, 2014, 05:25 AM:
Anybody not going to the dinner has any plans for Saturday? Any chance of meeting up and talk a little somewhere?
We are now 5 confirmed from Norway wanting to meet fellow collectors
Posted by Yanis Tzortzis (Member # 434) on September 26, 2014, 02:47 PM:
I could join in Vidar, as am not going to the dinner-any plans on where you'd be?
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on September 26, 2014, 02:54 PM:
No idea, do not know Blackpool ... Just find somewhere to talk a bit. We are 5 from Norway now
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on September 26, 2014, 04:03 PM:
there is a first class lounge in the Hilton .and blackpool town centre is a 10 min walk away from the Hilton I am pleased you are coming to my film fair. any problems vidar when you arrive ring me on 07931 926550 and I will show you round .I am there from Friday dinner time thanks david guest
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on September 26, 2014, 07:01 PM:
Much appreciated ... Are we allowed to use that lounge even if we are not guests at the hotel? That would be very helpful if we could
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on September 27, 2014, 12:06 AM:
yes vidar there will be no problems you can use the lounge. what day are you coming ,don't forget lee will be showing films Friday night .and films being shown on Saturday as well
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on September 27, 2014, 01:17 AM:
Super. We are arriving early on Friday in Manchester and go home on Monday
Then those who want and not attending the dinner will meet at Hilton on Saturday then
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on September 27, 2014, 05:19 AM:
Yanis? You'll be there then? Anyone else?
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on September 27, 2014, 07:54 AM:
there will be a film show on Friday evening presented by lee Mannering in the Hilton hotel , and its free to any one who wants to come .film shows over the weekend will be updated later on the forum
Posted by David Watson (Member # 3614) on September 27, 2014, 02:09 PM:
Vidar, if you and your four friends are going to be in Blackpool on
the Saturday night,why don't you come to the Convention dinner.
A good three course meal is served,a film quiz is held during the
three courses of the meal with a prize for the winner, then there's
a raffle with film related prizes and we finish off with a film show. You'll meet plenty of friendly fellow film collectors to chat to and can promise you and your friends a warm welcome.
The dinner is quite informal you don't have to dress up some come
in jeans and a T-shirt and that's fine I'd say the only dress code is wear some clothes, no nudists Ha Ha!
You and your friends are traveling all the way from Norway so you and your friends might as well experience all that is going
on during the film convention week-end
You won't be disappointed...
Hope to see you all there, Dave....
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on September 27, 2014, 02:42 PM:
does anyone know if Adrian is away from home . sent several emails and phoned him over 20 times thanks
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on September 27, 2014, 03:54 PM:
I am such a picky eater and know for sure that restaurant food isn't for me. I rather go have a baguette or something. Thanks for the invite, but isn't also the dinner sold out?
If we can hang out in the lounge, I am happy with that. Want the talk, not the food :-)
Posted by David Watson (Member # 3614) on September 27, 2014, 05:35 PM:
Hello Vidar, no the dinner tickets are not all sold by any means.
For £20 you get the dinner (vegetarian if you want),the film quiz,
the chance to buy raffle tickets (£1 each,good prizes are to be had) and the film show.. If you don't want the dinner you can buy
an 'Entertainment only' ticket for £3 which incidentally a number
of people do just this,this gives you access to our private dining
room after the dinner at about 9.30 pm the chance buy to buy raffle tickets and to sit down and watch the film show and of course meet and chat to fellow collectors . Which ever ticket is bought
dinner or Entertainment ticket you are sure of a warm welcome
For dinner or entertainment tickets contact Adrian Winchester
his tel. no. is listed on a previous page for this topic.
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on September 27, 2014, 05:55 PM:
re evening meal I can vouch for this evening meal was excellent and the prizes for the raffle were superb in fact out table won 9 times and I myself won 3 times film show was superb as well this is not to be missed .this is whats it all about a weekend of entertainment
Posted by Nigel Higgins (Member # 4312) on September 28, 2014, 11:09 AM:
count me in guys ,just booked at the derby hotel so see you all on 16th thanks david guest for recommendation on the derby hotel.
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on October 02, 2014, 04:35 PM:
I have one table left at blackpool if any one wants one then that's it room full email me on email@example.com or ring me 07931 926550 thanks
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on October 12, 2014, 09:43 AM:
Apologies to anyone who may have had difficulty contacting me, but I recently managed to squeeze in my first holiday for three years!
Many thanks to all who have booked so far for the Saturday night dinner at Blackpool - I'm delighted to say that bookings have already reached the level of last year, so I'm sure this year's will be the best-attended since the Derann era. There's still plenty of time to book - email me via here or 'phone 020 8656 0168. The price is £20, or free if you are already booked into the Hilton for Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. You get three courses of the Hilton's impressive cuisine, plus coffee.
'Entertainment Only' tickets (for anyone dining elsewhere) are £3 and admit you, as David has mentioned, from 9.30pm to the room for the private bar, the sensational raffle and the film show presented by Simon McConway, which I know will include some surprisingly recent Super 8 footage amongst the rare content featured. 'Entertainment Only' admission can be paid on the night, but please let me know in advance so that I have some idea of the number of extra chairs needed. Of course, collectors are very welcome to opt for talking in the lounge instead, but any intending to could perhaps flag it up here, to confirm that there will be someone to talk to!
Information sheets will be emailed/sent to all who have booked later this month.
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on October 17, 2014, 05:28 PM:
a full programme of events inc dealers will be published very shortly re blackpool ,I will be there from Friday dinner time with a lorry load of films and projectors anyone interested in any . ring me on the day 07931 926550
Posted by William Fleming (Member # 2632) on October 19, 2014, 07:39 AM:
Hi might be a little late in day but does anyone know of any rooms left somewhere. Also are there seats available for the dinner on the Saturday night thanks.
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on October 19, 2014, 08:32 AM:
We are staying here :
There were rooms available a couple of weeks or so ago. 5 minutes from Hilton they said. 25 GBP single room
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on October 19, 2014, 08:48 AM:
William, Blackpool has more hotels and guest houses than any other seaside town in the UK I would guess.
Most are very very reasonable because of the above statement (competition being strong), therefore in mid November, I would imagine you can have the pick of the bunch. Long gone are the days when Blackpool illuminations attract thousands to flock there for an overnight stay.
Posted by William Fleming (Member # 2632) on October 19, 2014, 11:13 AM:
Thanks guys i have phoned The Moorings hotel they are going to give me a call back in a bit when they have finished serving dinner.
Ok now booked into The Moorings hotel for the Friday and Saturday night thanks see you there
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on October 20, 2014, 07:06 AM:
THE LANCASHIRE CINEMAZIA
Friday 14th November 2014 8PM.
Hilton Hotel, Blackpool.
All arrangements are now complete for the Friday evening FCC prelude which will be a meet and greet evening along with two programmes of Lancashire themed films.
Programme 1 Super 8 projected on the GS1200 'Northern Light'
Programme 2 16mm feature from the David Guest collection.
In-between this I have booked a special and if I may say excellent cabaret artist recently heard of radio and stage you will not want to miss.
This evening is a great opportunity to socialise and enjoy the entertainment for early bird attendees with entry being entirely free! Come and enjoy the show...
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on October 20, 2014, 08:43 AM:
We just pop into the Hilton and ask for the film nerds then? Awesome that you're doing this. We are now 6 from Norway who look forward to this
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on October 20, 2014, 08:51 AM:
That's about it Vidar!
Three days of cine film in a wonderful hotel with like minded people it must certainly be a first for the United Kingdom.
Posted by Gary Brocklehurst (Member # 606) on October 22, 2014, 07:30 AM:
Dear Lee, Vidar and all
My wife Diane and I will again be attending the superb Blackpool Film Fair weekend, where we will be pleased to meet familiar and new collector friends
Please do not forget that I am always interested in purchasing films, etc. for very fair prices
Here's looking forward to November
Meanwhile, Kindest Regards Always
Gary & Diane Brocklehurst
Posted by Gary Brocklehurst (Member # 606) on October 22, 2014, 07:31 AM:
Dear Lee, Vidar and all
My wife Diane and I will again be attending the superb Blackpool Film Fair weekend, where we will be pleased to meet familiar and new collector friends
Please do not forget that I am always interested in purchasing films, etc. for very fair prices
Here's looking forward to November
Meanwhile, Kindest Regards Always
Gary & Diane Brocklehurst
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on October 22, 2014, 03:34 PM:
me and don went to the Hilton today and measured up the cinema room ready for the film show on 16mm scope on the 12 ft screen .the cinema will seat 125 people ,hope to see you all there
Posted by Nigel Higgins (Member # 4312) on October 26, 2014, 04:50 AM:
Have emailed you Adrian Winchester regards collectors meal ,I look forward to your reply ,nigel
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on October 28, 2014, 07:01 PM:
I am pleased to confirm that room is now full re tables thank you to all those who have booked in .a full programme of dealers and whats happening will be posted in the next couple of days
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on November 03, 2014, 09:51 PM:
David Guest asked me to upload the following:
Looks like a terrific show!
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on November 04, 2014, 03:32 AM:
well its almost here. anyone interested in the movies should have made, or be making arrangments to attend this superb event. as can now be seen, a great time is ahead for everyone making the effort.
Posted by Yanis Tzortzis (Member # 434) on November 04, 2014, 05:51 AM:
...just booked for Sat night, staying at the Moorings 2 mins from Hilton; who else is around for that night-not dinner, just drinks maybe?
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on November 04, 2014, 07:01 AM:
hi yanis ,why not go to the raffle and film show after evening meal on the Saturday night ,its only £3.00 and you could win a film and watch a film show as well .I will be there from Friday the 14th
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on November 04, 2014, 08:42 AM:
And not forgetting the Friday evening 'CINEMAZIA' Xenon presentation to kick start the weekend featuring the Elmo S8 Xenon and Elf 16mm Xenon side by side. Plus a very special cabaret artist all the way from Yorkshire!
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on November 04, 2014, 02:53 PM:
a very big thanks to doug Meltzer for putting on the programme of events at my film fair at the Hilton .I tried but could not seem to do it once again thanks for all your help. I am glad that the forum as some one like you as a member regards david
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on November 04, 2014, 03:21 PM:
Hope it's okay that I stole those pictures and posted on my facebook Reel Magic page too? We are trying to get people to come, so it's just meant to promote this event
Posted by David Watson (Member # 3614) on November 04, 2014, 03:22 PM:
Hello Yanis, Dave Guest is right if you are going to be in the lounge of the Hilton hotel on Saturday night you would be more than welcome to come to the convention dining room after the dinner, and join in the raffle if you wish,watch the after dinner film show and chat and have a drink with fellow film collectors,we have our own private bar in the dinning room.
Looking at the convention flyers posted here on the forum it looks as though this years convention will one of the best yet and no mistake.Well done Dave Guest and your team.
Looking forward to meeting old and new friends and collectors from the UK.and from over seas from Friday onwards...
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on November 04, 2014, 04:33 PM:
There's quite a few staying at the same hotel here, so let's all go, if we are allowed (for 3 GBP wasn't it?)
Nice to have a talk and meet (although it might be many you want to talk to and have not enough time)
Looking forward to this
Posted by Yanis Tzortzis (Member # 434) on November 04, 2014, 07:54 PM:
Many thanks Dave, David and Vidar, will be a pleasure to see you Sat nite at the raffle & the film show & have a chat! Vidar, also looking forward to having breakfast with a fellow collector; last time this happened in Blackpool was about ten(!) yrs ago...
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on November 04, 2014, 08:22 PM:
Just confirming that all non-diners are very welcome to come to the Saturday night raffle (which will be great fun with around 20 prizes) and film show. You won't regret it - it has been a part of the Blackpool weekend since 1985, so if travelling a long distance, why not drop in! Yes, entry is £3 and you can pay on arrival or catch me at the Friday night show as I'll be at this. Please arrive at 9.30pm on Saturday and the venue is the Nelson Room near the front of the hotel.
If anyone is still considering coming to the dinner, please note that the last day to book will be Sunday 9th.
It all looks set to be a fantastic Film Fair, with more films on offer than there have been for several years. My advice is bring plenty of cash if you can, because you're likely to need it! If you're someone who always thinks "This looks good - I can't manage it this year but I'll make the effort next year", THIS has to be the year you go, because it will offer everything you could reasonably hope for!
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on November 06, 2014, 03:13 PM:
I greatly look forward to this superb event. Just putting the finishing touches to the after dinner reel!
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on November 09, 2014, 05:12 PM:
lorry loaded up with over 700 films and 15 plus 16mm projectors also 2 super 8 elmo gs1200 I will be there from Friday dinner time any one wants anything ring me on 07931 926550 see you al soon please support this event use it or lose it
Posted by Nigel Higgins (Member # 4312) on November 11, 2014, 02:54 PM:
Very much looking forward to this now cant wait to see everybody and hopefully buy some great new films.
Posted by Yanis Tzortzis (Member # 434) on November 11, 2014, 06:29 PM:
....will be good to see Gary again after one yr;what time's the gathering at Hilton for those not attending? I'll probably arrive @ 9 at Moorings...
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on November 11, 2014, 06:50 PM:
I'm just letting anyone coming to the film show/raffle on the Saturday night (at 9.30pm) know that the Hilton have changed the room again! We are now back where we started, in the Neville/Mortimer Rooms within the Lancaster Suite on the ground floor. These should be signposted from the reception area, but if you head past reception towards the back of the hotel, you should find them to the left of the main corridor.
I'm delighted to say that we have 48 attending the dinner - the highest number since the Derann days - and I expect we will number well over 50 when non-diners join us. I'm looking forward to seeing Simon's Fumeo projecting on the Hilton's 8 foot screen!
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on November 12, 2014, 05:55 AM:
Oh, if only someone would let me know on any RKO shorts or cut-downs from Mountain, DCR, and others, concerning Clark & McCullough, Leon Errol or Edgar Kennedy - Cheers, Shorty
Posted by Phil Slater (Member # 2388) on November 12, 2014, 08:58 AM:
I'll be attending the film fair for the first time in about 20 years. I normally go to the one in London evey year. I'll be staying at the Moorings on Saturday and Sunday nights, and coming to the dinner and film show.
It sounds like a brilliant weekend and I'm looking forward to meeting some fellow collectors and making new friends.
See you there!
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on November 12, 2014, 09:46 AM:
Well this is sounding like an incredible event, which I am sure all of us would love to attend. But for those of us who cannot be there, I do hope there will be many many photo's and comments posted here for us all to enjoy.
Posted by William Fleming (Member # 2632) on November 12, 2014, 12:43 PM:
Looks like we will be taking over The Moorings We are arriving on the Friday night is anyone bringing stuff to the bring and buy sale i have couple of features i think im going to bring.
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on November 12, 2014, 02:44 PM:
We're also taking over the Collingwood Hotel not far behind the Savoy, which has happened most years since around 1990! With the permission of the owner, last year we even started having a little Super 8 show in the lounge on the Sunday night. This meant that some of us kept the entertainment going until 00:30 on Monday morning! It's one way to see some purchases before going home.
Posted by William Fleming (Member # 2632) on November 13, 2014, 04:53 AM:
I had thought about bringing my elmo with me to have a little viewing in the hotel think its decided that i will
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on November 13, 2014, 05:52 AM:
Will History dictates that this often happens It wouldn't be the first time some of us staying in B&B's have commandeered the lounge to screen a midnight show and often small venues will keep the bar open as well.
Good news! I am about to spool up the Friday night Hilton CINEMAZIA Super 8 programme yay...
Posted by William Fleming (Member # 2632) on November 13, 2014, 08:10 AM:
Lee i cannot wait will be good to see you again who staying at The Moorings is arriving tomorrow night?
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on November 13, 2014, 04:59 PM:
well it wont be long now before I head of to blackpool in my lorry loaded with films projectors of all gauges .plus loads of rare lamps valves , speakers ,cine accessories feature films from £20.00 each .there will be hotpot served in the Hilton at dinner time on sunday plus tea and coffee sold in the foyer .also this year there will be a sweet stall selling all the favourite sweets. choc eclairs ,mint humbugs ,sherbert lemons ,bon bons,and many mant more in fact of 30 different lots of sweets all at a £1.00 a bag plus nut britle and nougat and coconut ice ,to everyone who is coming and driving u the prom towards the Hilton there a 11 speed cameras from the tower to the Hilton .only 30mph take care and see you all soon
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on November 13, 2014, 06:28 PM:
It all sounds absolutely fabulous, and I am sure most of us on the forum would just love to be there.
Good luck to David and all the organizers of this event. And remember........LOTS OF PICS PLEASE.
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on November 14, 2014, 02:52 AM:
Just getting ready to leave for this, when the rain in London eases up bit, so will see you at the film show tonight.
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on November 17, 2014, 11:03 AM:
hope every one enjoyed the weekend at my film fair .many thanks for coming from near and far .hope every one got home ok ,a very special thanks to don sykes and bob for doing the cinema for me. paul barker for doing the bring and buy ,and simon and mark for helping me set up on the morning also lee for supplying the Friday show ,.without these guys the show would not go on .room has been booked for next year 2015 updates will follow later thanks and I thank every one for their nice comments which I received .I believe there will be some pictures posted later so please be patient has it takes quite a while to do this regards david guest
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on November 17, 2014, 11:14 AM:
Another stunning weekend in every way. Big thanks to David and Elaine for their excellent organisational skills to put on this brilliant event. This year was very different for me since I was putting on the after dinner film show the previous evening. It was quite a nerve wracking event but I would like to offer my sincere thanks to Mark Norton for helping me with the projection. He managed to keep the picture in perfect focus throughout thanks to his spot on projection skills. Adrian Winchester excelled himself the previous evening by putting together the film collectors' dinner which just gets better and better each and every year. As usual on the Sunday there were plenty of bargains to be had at the film convention but without everybody involved the event would never ever be as good as it has now become. Without a doubt David Guest and Adrian Winchester have injected new life into both of these time-honoured and well respected events Long may they continue
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on November 17, 2014, 12:00 PM:
I've just got home with the films I bought, wish I'd taken better luggage to carry things in something with wheels would have helped. If I had I would have bid for more in the auction. A great, fun, weekend in a great venue, with good weather as well. Thanks to all involved.
I'll try uploading some pictures later too.
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on November 17, 2014, 04:22 PM:
a great event yet again. just seems to get better.some really lovely titles on offer,and great to see everyone. long may it continue.
Posted by William Fleming (Member # 2632) on November 18, 2014, 02:09 AM:
Hey just wanted to say a big thank you to all involved in organising a great event. A huge thanks to David and his wife also to Adrian for organising a great meal and quiz. Table D at the dinner was a great table to be at we had a great laugh although most of us had never met. Simon Conway for his after show film show on a pretty stunning projector. A huge thanks to Lee Mannering for his Friday show. Even Phil Silvers had rose up and joined us which was a very nice touch Thanks to all the dealers who turned up and allowed us to add to our collections my universal horror collection expanded more than i thought it would finally to everyone in our hotel we had some great chats about film and even had our own screening in the lounge area. Roll on next year i think its safe to say Blackpool film fair will only continue to grow from this years success my wife was sceptical of going as she sees me as a geek but had an amazing time and cant wait to go back again that is huge for her haha.
Posted by Gary Brocklehurst (Member # 606) on November 18, 2014, 03:37 AM:
My wife Diane and I must also take this opportunity to thank David and his helpers for an absolute first class event. From many years of working at Derann, I am very much aware of the time and effort involved. It is always great to meet up with collector friends and here's looking forward to 2015. Again, sincere thanks to all involved
Kindest Regards Always
Gary & Diane
Posted by Nigel Higgins (Member # 4312) on November 18, 2014, 11:42 AM:
I know its been said before but a big thankyou to david guest for organizing this great event ,and also to adrian winchester for the saturday night dinner and simon and mark for the films show on saturday .it was great to meet old friends and make new ones .William my partner was also unshure about going but enjoyed it in the end partly due to your wife and also others that she met at the dinner and on the sunday aswell we will defiantly be back next year ,and like many others i have lots of new films to go through
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on November 19, 2014, 06:26 AM:
My compliments to David and his team and to all who helped make it a memorable weekend. Thanks for the kind words about the dinner - the 52 attending was a big jump from last year and it was great to see how many were making their first visit. I think the new recruits were considerably younger than the average age of film collectors, which was encouraging! Many thanks to Simon McConway - ably assisted by Mark Norton - for a show that was absolutely unique in view of the amount of original camera footage included. It was fascinating to see past and present events, including Derann's final day, and I know that a lot of time went into the editing. Simon even shot a number of captions to accompany the images.
Thanks also to David Watson for his help and fantastic raffle prize contributions, which included a like new Super 8 'Supergirl' feature. Congratulations to Eddie Goodwin, who won a challenging quiz by getting all 15 questions correct.
There were a very impressive selection of dealers on Sunday, although I didn't find as much to buy as usual. It's strange that Derann releases from the 1980s and beyond seem to have disappeared at conventions! One or two dealers that regularly sell (e.g.) Disney features and other comparatively recent releases should perhaps consider coming next year, as I'm sure they would do very well. One lesson I've learned is to not be too put off if you see box of films that seems full of routine items of little interest. An associate looked through such a box and found a recent 16mm print of 'Pieces of Silver', and was charged a mere £10 for it, despite the can still having a Derann sticker indicating the new price of £59.99! Reels and other bits and pieces were on offer for a fraction of typical eBbay prices.
Finally. I must add my thanks in relation to the Hilton's staff, who are exceptionally helpful and friendly. The surroundings greatly enhance the event and the food I had on Saturday and Sunday night was excellent.
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on November 19, 2014, 06:35 AM:
A huge thank you from us here in Norway also. Had a great weekend with lots of great people. Hope to be able to get more of our members on the next trips
I don't own a hat, but if I did, I'd take it off for your efforts
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on November 19, 2014, 03:51 PM:
thank you for all your nice comments regards david
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on November 19, 2014, 07:08 PM:
What a fabulous event. Disappointing that I missed it yet again, must try harder next year. Shame that CHC didn't attend particularly when their recent releases were screened on the day and could have got many sales.
Can anyone remember what films were shown during the Friday night and Saturday night film shows??
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on November 20, 2014, 10:49 AM:
very important announcement my north west film fair in blackpool will be held a week later .sunday 22nd novemeber 2015 .this is due to the irish weekend on the same day as my film fair taking up all the rooms ,so please note next years date is
22nd novemeber 2015 at the Hilton hotel blackpool thanks you all for attending regards david guest
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on November 21, 2014, 07:15 AM:
does anyone know if there will be another friday night film show and get together at next blackpool film fair 2015.
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on November 21, 2014, 07:21 AM:
hi paul if I can get the room again yes there will be a Friday show
Posted by Del Phillipson (Member # 513) on November 24, 2014, 02:30 PM:
I would just like to echo the sentiments of everyone who attended, a great day to be had by all and a BIG BIG thanks to David and his wife, without them the event would never exist, thank's David, see you next year.
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