Thursday 4 February, 7.30
Please note that Macclesfield on Film has sold out.
Those who have reserved tickets yet to be collected have been asked to pick up their tickets by 7pm and any uncollected reservations will then be available, first-come first-served. The box office will be open for collection of reserved tickets from 6.30 on Thursday.
The North West Film Archive
at Manchester Metropolitan University is pleased to announce ‘
, part of its programme
to make this fascinating collection available to the public of the North West
region. Supported by Northwest Vision and Media, and in collaboration with
Cinemac and Silkscreen the NWFA will present a public screening of films from
its collection at Cinemac.
The screening will comprise
of material from the Macclesfield area over the past 100 years and will look at
the industries, events and traditions of this part of the country. You can join
in with the Silk Queen of 1932 at the annual parade and watch the daring men of
Sir Alan Cobham’s Flying Circus as they take to the skies in 1934. Relive your
schooldays with the children of Elworth and take a colourful trip through
wartime Knutsford. Find out how the Cheshire plain fed the big city in ‘Summer
on the farm’ and how the beautiful silks that made the town famous were
Take a stroll along the long-closed
railway from Poynton to Macclesfield in a TV documentary from 1985 and see how
your daily pinta was under threat in 1974.
The evening’s show will be
presented by the Archive’s Collections Assistant Geoff Senior.
Tickets are £4.50 and £4.00 for
concessions. Subject to demand tickets will be available on the day but can be obtained in advance from the box office or by calling 07871
422937 (afternoons or evenings). Book early to avoid disappointment!