Projected Picture Trust

Projected Picture Trust The Projected Picture Trust exists to “To locate, preserve, renovate and exhibit the equipment and data, past and present, of still and moving images”.
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History The initiative began with Charles Beddow, at the time the British Film Institute’s Technical Officer. He had become acutely aware of the situation while setting-up the Institute’s network of Regional Film Centres. What he saw on his travels convinced him that unless something was done soon, much of Britain’s heritage would be lost forever. Charles’s concern was shared by a handful of enthusiasts who responded to a circular letter. An open day meeting was held at National Film and Television Archive on the 13th November, 1978. 37 people attended that meeting from which a steering Committee was formed and consisted of Charles Beddow, Technical Officer of the British Film Institute, David Francis, the curator of the National Film and Television Archive, Bill Stephenson, a specialist designer and audio visual consultant, John Lawton, the managing director of a cinema screen manufacture, John Cannon, a member of a regional arts association and Tony Rose the editor of an amateur movie-maker magazine. Their first meeting was held at Ernest Lindgren House, Berhhamsted, Hertfordshire on the 8th December, 1978. Early after that date, the steering Committee was strengthened by the addition of Alan Knowles, Head of the British Film Institutes’s Regional Department and Harold Brown, a founder employee of the National Film Archive at Aston Clinton. At the meeting of December 8th, the name The Projected Picture Trust was agreed. In 1983 the PPT was registered as an Educational Charity.

Mission: “To locate, preserve, renovate and exhibit the equipment and data, past and present, of still and moving images”.

Take Care & Stay SafeThe PPT is currently Closed.
02/06/2020

Take Care & Stay Safe
The PPT is currently Closed.

19/04/2020

Take Care Stay at Home Stay Safe.

Secret London
28/02/2020
Secret London

Secret London

Featuring Paddington, Batman, Mary Poppins, Bugs Bunny and more! 🤩

Below is an article that didn't make it into the latest edition of Rewind, due to space, but instead appeared on our web...
16/02/2020

Below is an article that didn't make it into the latest edition of Rewind, due to space, but instead appeared on our website at http://www.projectedpicturetrust.org:

A Regal presentation
Peter Tipping
Those of you who ever attended a PPT AGM, or were a visitor when we were installed at Bletchley Park will no doubt remember a splendid model of the Regal Cinema, Leamington Spa situated in the narrow gauge room in the Enigma Cinema area.

In December 2018 Tom Harris, our archivist, received a request to borrow the model for an exhibition to be organised by the Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum and to be held during the summer of 2019. The object of the exhibition was to highlight all aspects of cultural entertainment in the town covering cinema, theatre, dancing, music, community and amateur performance.

The model, in store at Milton Keynes Museum, was duly transported to the Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum based in the Royal Pump Rooms. The exhibition was to be called 'An Entertainment' and ran from 14 June to 8 September 2019. It was a great success attracting over 16,000 visitors and the model was one of the most popular objects in the exhibition.

Facts about the Regal Cinema
The Regal opened in 1931 and was built by the Bath Cinema Company. Its chairperson was Edith Devis who, by 1936, owned all four cinemas in the town. The architect of the Regal and other art deco cinemas in the Midlands was Horace G.

Bradley of Birmingham.

Facts about the model makers
The model was made by Peter and Sally Lee. Peter was from Coventry and Sally from Bristol and they met at Stoneleigh Showground and although getting on in years, live in Warwickshire. After leaving school Peter worked in an architect's office and later ran his own joinery and timber business. On retirement Peter, together with Sally, started making architectural models, not only of the Regal, but other buildings locally and further afield. The detail and accuracy of the model is due to the fact that Peter, who visited and photographed the building, also had access to architects' drawings of it. The model was made in 1987 taking 2000 hours to complete and represents the cinema as it would have looked in the 1950s.

Thanks go to Huw Jones of Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum, who kindly supplied me with the above information.

CPC London
05/02/2020

CPC London

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New Website and Domain NameHave you visited the recently relaunched PPT website? It has more information than ever befor...
06/01/2020
Welcome to the Projected Picture Trust

New Website and Domain Name

Have you visited the recently relaunched PPT website? It has more information than ever before. There is also a members section that contains articles from Rewind and even more content that can't make it into the quarterly magazine.

Please note that the PPT has also changed its web domain, it is now http://www.projectedpicturetrust.org. The old domain is still in use, but please do update your bookmarks and contact details (all available on the website).

Projection Equipment AvailableWe have recently received a very nice FP20 we plan to keep. This means that the one we use...
06/01/2020

Projection Equipment Available

We have recently received a very nice FP20 we plan to keep. This means that the one we used to use as our test machine is now surplus to requirements as we need the space.
It is free to anyone willing to give it a good home although a donation would always be welcome.

Cinemeccanica Vic 8 on display at Elstree University Technical College Another projector is now on display at EUTC thank...
05/01/2020

Cinemeccanica Vic 8 on display at Elstree University Technical College

Another projector is now on display at EUTC thanks to Bob Mandry and Chris Woollard, and some help from our friends at Bell Theatre Services. This Vic 8 is ex Odeon Leicester Square with a smaller lamphouse, as when used by the PPT at Bletchley Park.

Thank you Sound AssociatesA Kalee projector, which has been on loan to the British Universities and Colleges Film and Vi...
04/01/2020
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Thank you Sound Associates

A Kalee projector, which has been on loan to the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council's Learning on Screen for many years, has now been returned to us. Since we didn't have any manpower available, Graham Lodge of Sound Associates kindly agreed to collect and store it for us until we can get around to picking it up from them.

Ben Hodson, senior administration assistant at Learning on Screen, sent these pictures of the assembly being dismantled and loaded for transportation to Sound Associates.

01/01/2020
STV News

STV News

Ninety years ago today, 71 children died in a crush at the Glen Cinema in Paisley. Two survivors remember the day known as 'Black Hogmanay': https://bit.ly/2F7kf9Q

Kodak
16/12/2019

Kodak

It’s been a long-standing tradition to host a holiday movie for Kodak Rochester families, here at the home of Kodak Motion Picture Film manufacturing. This year’s screening at the Kodak Center was a 35mm print of Frozen 2 – thanks to our friends at Disney.

Save The Old Llanelli Odeon
11/12/2019

Save The Old Llanelli Odeon

If you saw films here in Screen 1 in the latter decades, it would have been projected by this. We are keeping 35mm projection capability in Screens 1 and 2 so that we can show otherwise unobtainable material, and in its true form.

Perhaps Quentin Tarantino, and his #newbeverlycinema which is a mecca for 35mm movies, will lend us some prints from time to time? 😊

#caloncinema #cinemawales #artdecostyle #artdecodesign #artdecocinema #vintagecinema #llanelli #southwales #calonllanelli #artdeco #streamline #streamlinemoderne #newbeverlycinema #quentintarantino

Slindon Cinema
31/10/2019

Slindon Cinema

A couple of photos from the projection box of Slindon Cinema. We are proud to screen only 35mm film, keeping the art of film projection alive in the 21st century.

Parkway Cinema Barnsley
25/09/2019

Parkway Cinema Barnsley

Now that's a lot of film! Lawrence of Arabia 70mm, showing as originally intended and filmed in 1962.
True high definition cinema, not available anywhere else in the area!

CPC London
21/09/2019
CPC London

CPC London

We're proud to finally announce that CPC London are official sponsors of the 63rd BFI London Film Festival! This marks the first time ever that the winner of each competitive section, including the Official Competition, will be awarded a commemorative 35mm print of their winning film. 🎞️

ARTICLE: https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/announcements/63rd-bfi-london-film-festival-announces-2019-official

BFI London Film Festival #35mmFilm #ReelFilm #ShotOnFilm #Celluloid #FilmProjection #Filmmakers #LondonFilmFestival #TuesdayThoughts

Slindon Cinema
13/09/2019

Slindon Cinema

Slindon cinema has been in the papers again. The success of a cinema only showing 35mm film in 2019 has been somewhat proven? Upcoming screening's released this Sunday....

15/08/2019
Genesis Cinema

Genesis Cinema

What a busy day we had yesterday! Our little cinema was jam-packed to capacity with Tarantino enthusiasts watching his latest masterpiece @onceinhollywood Were you not here? There's still time to book tickets for one of our 35mm screenings before they sell out!
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In the meantime, here's a video of our boss projectionist Shakey putting together the delicious delicious print...
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#onceuponatimeinhollywood #quentintarantino #tarantino #35mm #35mmfilm #bradpitt #leonardodicaprio #leodicaprio #margotrobbie #eastlondon #genesiscinema

Chichester International Film Festival
14/08/2019

Chichester International Film Festival

Young Projectionist Joe Cornick ready for the Chichester Film Festival screening ot THE TANGO LESSON on 35mm at Slindon Cinema. #CIFF28

14/08/2019
Kodak Film Lab Atlanta

Kodak Film Lab Atlanta

Simply.........this is how celluloid works (cyan + magenta + yellow = magic,जादू, magico,magica, 魔法,zabuer, سحر, магия, la magie.It is indeed amazing and you may visit us at Kodak Film Lab ATLANTA to see how it all works . Just give us a ring to see.
Bravo to mankind for another splendid invention for the good of all! We are indeed all united!

Q
31/07/2019
The Abbeydale Picture House

Q

Join us for a tour of the Abbeydale Picture House with historian Mike Higgenbottom, and our wonderful 35mm projectionists Projected Picture Trust on 15th September as part of Sheffield Heritage Open Days. Booking essential for the tour, tickets available now via Eventbrite:

British Board of Film Classification
17/07/2019
British Board of Film Classification

British Board of Film Classification

Take a peek behind the doors of the BBFC and have a read of this 'day in the life' The Guardian article featuring Sarah, our compliance manager:

Independent Cinema Office
15/07/2019

Independent Cinema Office

Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema are renovating their screens and now have hundreds of cinema seats available to a new home. If you’re a venue or collector and interested, please contact the team at [email protected]

Up In The Booth
14/07/2019

Up In The Booth

Making up a 35mm print... sure what else would I be doing on a Saturday morning?! 👍🏻🎞🤣

13/07/2019
Cinema Rediscovered

Cinema Rediscovered

🎞 Wanna get your hands on some #35mm ? From projection tours and special talks to FREE hands-on opportunities to identify, splice, make up and project film, get involved on Sat 27 July at Watershed, Bristol #cineredis19

Cinema Rediscovered
13/07/2019
Cinema Rediscovered

Cinema Rediscovered

Watershed is one of a decreasing number of cinemas in the country which can still screen 35mm and 16mm film, as well as 2K and 4K digital projection. Discover how digital and analogue film projection works, why each of Watershed’s three cinemas is unique, and find out about the individual projectors and films.

#CineRedis

14/05/2019
Picturedrome Cinema

You may not be aware but the PPT provided a 16mm to the producers of this film. It came from the Chairman's collection and may well have ended up on the cutting room floor but it is another film production that we have provided assistance with, all helping with bringing income into the trust

The only way to tell his story is to live his fantasy. ✨
Taron Egerton is Elton John in #Rocketman.

07/05/2019
The Abbeydale Picture House

Our friends at The Abbeydale Picture House have just launched a Crowdfunding Campaign to raise money to help with renovations. Some of you will know that the PPT has equipment in the projection room that we run on behalf of the venue when they want a film.

HELP US RELAUNCH THE HISTORIC ABBEYDALE PICTURE HOUSE // Crowdfunder is LIVE!

The Abbeydale Picture House has today launched a crowdfunding campaign. We are trying to raise £35,000 to do necessary renovations in support of gaining a full premises license.

READ MORE: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/abbeydalepicturehouse...
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HELP US RELAUNCH THE HISTORIC ABBEYDALE PICTURE HOUSE // Crowdfunder is LIVE!

The Abbeydale Picture House has today launched a crowdfunding campaign. We are trying to raise £35,000 to do necessary renovations in support of gaining a full premises license.

READ MORE: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/abbeydalepicturehouse

Currently we can only host events on a Temporary Events Notice basis - i.e. a one-off license which requires a new application to the council every single time - which really limits our programming and income potential.

If this crowdfunder is successful, we will be well-placed to apply for match funding from a variety of sources, as we estimate the costs of works during phase 1 alone will be closer to £150k. It's a long road ahead, so every bit of support is helpful.

If you are able, please give what you can to support the restoration of this amazing Grade II listed building. If you can't give money, please share this post, and spread the word to anyone you think might like to hear about it offline.

Shout out to the great team at Open House Pictures for producing this amazing video for us - link to their website in the comments!

Please SHARE!

Many thanks,
The CADS team

30/04/2019
Puralty

Puralty

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Address

G Mill Dean Clough Mills
Halifax
HX35

General information

The wanton destruction of projectors and other related professional film equipment prompted in 1978, a few like minded preservationists to form The Projected Picture Trust. The proposals were not only to locate the equipment being destroyed, but to renovate, preserve and exhibit it for the enjoyment of the public at large. In other words, these people wanted to preserve the magic of cinema. The early days of the Trust were taken up collecting all aspects of the technical side of film projection and production. Storage became a major concern. We moved here there and everywhere with all this very heavy equipment until we found a home at Bletchley Park. In addition to our museum at Bletchley Park, we have a strong presence at regional centres. The Trust is involved at the Wirral Museum, Birkenhead; the Curzon Collection at the Curzon Community Cinema, Clevedon; and the Astra Cinema at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. Regional co-ordinators throughout the UK hold regular meetings to ensure the continuity of information to all members. Ireland and EU countries are covered by our co-ordinator in Ireland and international countries are covered by our co-ordinator in Canada. The Trust has an archive with a data bank of around 3,000 records covering everything from instruction manuals, drawings of projectors, lamphouses, amplifiers and installations to sales leaflets, newspaper clippings and photographs. The archive holds a number of video cassettes of PPT related television broadcasts. As a voluntary organisation we rely on contributions from generous members and companies. The membership subscription mostly goes towards the publishing of Rewind, the Truth’s magazine. This magazine covers all aspects of the Trust’s work, and is of interest to non-technical members as well as those with a technical background.

Opening Hours

Saturday 13:30 - 17:00
Sunday 13:30 - 17:00

Telephone

+447936735613

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Hi I was recommended to try here: This is a bit of a wild goose chase, but I have a problem with some old sound equipment: I have a Microtecnica Perspecta Dekoder, I can't get to "start". Is there anybody who knows about this dekoder, or where I can find info. diagrams ect.
A great organisation. They preserve 35mm projection equipment that once lighted up our cinema screens bringing movie magic to millions. Now most of this equipment has been juncked because we are now in the world of digital. Without the PPT there wouldn't be many, if any projectors of old in existence in the UK. Top marks to the PPT for helping to preserve an important part of cinema history.
Keep up the good work guys and gals!
Television programme of possible interest: Friday 5th January, 5-50 to 6-00, Talking Pictures. 'Wilf Watters Presents Final Performance'. The closing day of the Regent Cinema, Amersham, Bucks, in 1962.
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Hi, am looking for a PDF manual for the Kalee 11 projector can anyone help with this please, Thanks for any help.
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