Glyn cinema celebration - 30th April and 1st May 2016
A special celebration of the Glyn Cinema was held on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May in the Church Rooms to share memories of the Glyn, Lostwithiel and cinema-going from the 30s to the 60s. Lostwithiel Museum and Lost In Film collaborated to create an event packed with displays, archive material and screenings of a specially-made short film of local memories plus the original film shown on the opening night in 1937.
We had a fantastic turn out with nearly 200 people attending the free exhibition and over 50 people attending the film screenings on Saturday night. The response was very positive and newer residents were fascinated to learn about Lostwithiel's former cinema while others enjoyed reminiscing about the Glyn.
After the event, a Lostwithiel resident donated a 35mm cine advert reel from the abandoned cinema to Lost In Film. It was taken to the SW Film and TV archive in Plymouth (now The Box) to be stored in their vaults. The digital version is now available to view on the Lostwithiel Museum touch screen display. It shows a delightful selection of adverts for local businesses from the 1950s/60s.
Read more about the Glyn Cinema and watch the Remembering the Glyn Cinema short film below:
Times of exhibition and films
Saturday midday - 5pm: free exhibition of museum items, displays, archive material and a 1930s vintage tea room run by 2 Quay Street.
Saturday evening starting 7pm: a short film of local memories and a screening of Queen of Hearts, the original film shown on the opening night in 1937.
Sunday 10am - midday free exhibition of museum items, displays, archive material.