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New project for Spring/Summer 2022
Cinema in Kingston

With funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund we are teaming up with Kingston Heritage Service on a new project to explore the rich history of the Royal Borough of Kingston-Upon-Thame's cinemas.

April 2022: We have just started the project and are opening up for volunteers interested in getting involved. We are also looking for people who can come and share some stories of their history in cinemas in the area. Details below.

Did you work in or visit any of the many cinemas that once thrived in the Kingston area?
We are looking for anyone who can spare an hour to share stories of their working lives as projectionists, usherettes, managers etc or simply as frequent visitors to any of the Royal Borough’s many cinemas in their heydey. The interviews will form an important addition to the Borough’s archives.

Would you like to volunteer on the project?
We are inviting local people to join this wonderful project. You will be part of a team and receive training in oral history techniques including interview and audio recording skills. After training you will be interviewing projectionists, cinema workers and others involved in this industry leading to the production of a documentary film. You will need to be available on weekdays from May 16 to May 27th 2022.

You’ll be making history in this fun and fascinating project. No experience needed. All welcome!

To find out more please contact Matthew Rosenberg at
Tel: 07949 107023





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