Palace Cinema presents a glorious journey through streets and across beaches as they once were via the filmmakers of home movies and publicity films.
A glorious journey through the 3 towns’ streets and across beaches as they once were, via the filmmakers of home movies and publicity films. It’s all the bucket and spade / deckchair / ice cream fun you’d want, including a gorgeous trip along the coast in 1960 in the capable hands of holidaymaker Mary Haddow. To paint the full picture, we’ve also included a different angle on the seaside experience with short film O DREAMLAND (Lindsay Anderson, 1953)… that laughing clown in the arcade is definitely funny, right, not at all sinister?
This event was curated in collaboration with Creative & Media students from Broadstairs College. It is part of MAGIC HOURS, a film heritage project led by the Palace Cinema Broadstairs that explores and celebrates the films, cinemas and the many pop up places to see film, 1896 to today. It includes collecting cinema memories, historical research, walking tours, film screenings, talks and a ‘work in progress’ summary on the Palace website!
MAGIC HOURS is supported by the National Lottery through the BFI Film Audience. The Palace is especially grateful to Screen Archive South East for their support for this event.