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Old pub films to be shown at City Screen cinema
A scene of pub life in years gone by which will feature in Roll Out The Barrel – The British Pub On Film
REAL ale will become reel ale in York next month, when a remarkable collection of old pub films is shown in the city for the first time.
City Screen cinema will host the special showing of “Roll Out The Barrel – The British Pub On Film”.
Staff hope the films will prompt York people to come forward with their own anecdotes from York pubs in days of yore, and possibly even to unearth vintage films shot in and around York pubs.
Dave Taylor, marketing manager of City Screen, said: “The films I’ve selected from the British Film Institute archive should be fascinating, but I’m willing to bet there are readers who have films made in and about the pubs of York. I hope people will come forward and offer the films to be conserved for posterity by Yorkshire Film Archive.
“They will add to any similar films in their possession and we will aim to do a further event about The Pubs Of York later in the year, maybe to coincide with York Beer Festival of the Festival of Food & Drink.”
The complete Roll Out The Barrel collection consists of 19 films made between 1944 and 1982, a selection of which will be shown at City Screen.
The showing is on Monday, February 4 at 8.30pm.
To book, phone 0871 9025726 or visit picturehouses.co.uk/york
Anyone with vintage film footage can email firstname.lastname@example.org