The team



Our team, sponsors and other websites

Executive and trustees

Sir Sydney Samuelson CBE Hon FBKS





Post vacant

Vice Chair, Treasurer and PPT Coordinator for Elstree EUTC
Nigel Wolland MBE FBKS

30D Sycamore Grove,
New Malden KT3 3DQ
0208 942 3159

Alex Cooper

07944 201984

Committee members

Restoration Engineer
Peter Allen

28 Greenways,
Bow Brickhill,
Milton Keynes
Bucks, MK17 9JP,
01908 366 355


Archivist and Librarian
Tom Harris

c/o PPT Halifax







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Post vacant


Membership Secretary
Chris Woollard

c/o PPT Halifax


Education Officer, Health and Safety Adviser
Allen Taylor

5 Kings Court
The Esplanade
Bognor Regis
West Sussex PO21 1NZ
01243 849229


Research Engineer and International Coordinator
Alan Smart MBKS

842 Bayview Road
Strathmore, Alberta TIP 1EI
+1[403] 934 5579



Technical Adviser
Dion Hanson FBKS

c/o PPT Halifax


Honorary Financial Adviser
Peter Samengo–Turner ACA

c/o PPT Halifax

Regional coordinators

Allen Taylor

Southern - based in Bognor Regis
5 Kings Court
The Esplanade
Bognor Regis
West Sussex PO21 1NZ
01243 849229


Northern and Northern Ireland - based in Halifax
also Health and Safety Adviser
Mike Taylor

0151 427 2288







Central - based in Wolverton
Post vacant


London - based in Elstree
Nigel Wolland MBE FBKS
30D Sycamore Grove,
New Malden KT3 3DQ
0208 942 3159

Eastern - based in Duxford
Alex Cooper

07944 201984

Scotland - based in Glasgow
Chris O’Kane

37 Shaw Street, Govan
Glasgow G51 3BH
0141 445 6379

Fred Fullerton

Rewind and website design
Ray Sutton

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Milton Keynes museum




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Links to other websites

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The Cinema Theatre Association

The Cinema Theatre Association was founded in 1967 by journalist Eric George, who wanted to draw attention to the magnificent "cinema theatre" movie palaces of the Twenties and Thirties that were beginning to disappear from our towns and cities.

Since then, the Association has widened its horizons to encompass all cinema and theatre buildings, from the humblest converted hall to the most modern multiplex.

London's Derelict Dinemas

Here is a selection of redundant cinemas photographed since 2003. Some have been demolished, a few facades retained, whole buildings turned into churches and others remain pretty the same sorry state since first photographed.

Plaza Stockport

A very warm welcome to The Plaza Super Cinema and Variety Theatre web site where you can find information about the North West’s home of Big Screen and Live Stage Entertainment here in the North of Cheshire, close to the heart of Manchester along with details of our Café, Hospitality and Events, latest news and of course updates on the Maintenance and Restoration of our Art Deco gem which has served her community for almost 90 glorious years.

Cinema Treasures

We’re building the world’s largest guide to movie theatres. We have over 54,000 movie theatres from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and dozens of other countries around the world.

The Mad Cornish Projectionist

The purpose of this website was always to be the first choices for anyone looking for anything relating to projectors or cinema.


Looking for a manual on cinema equipment then look no further.

The Projection Project

The Cinema Projectionist is a digital archive and website that makes available online The Projection Project’s collection of research materials on the history of cinema projection in Britain. It has been developed by the Project’s team of researchers from the University of Warwick.

London's Silent Cinemas

London’s Silent Cinemas explores the history of cinema exhibition in London from the emergence of permanent film venues in 1906 to the end of the silent film era around 1930. It documents the early lives of over 700 cinemas across London and its suburbs, using information gathered from local histories, city council records, film trade journals and directories, cinema programmes, street directories and historic maps and plans.

Picture Palace a history of Liverpool Cinemas

This is your ticket to meet the projectionists, usherettes, directors, actors, writers, musicians and all the cinema goers of yesteryear.

British Pathé

British Pathé is considered to be the finest newsreel archive in the world and is a treasure trove of 85,000 films unrivalled in their historical and cultural significance.

Spanning the years from 1896 to 1978, the collection includes footage from around the globe of major events, famous faces, fashion trends, travel, science and culture.

Guardian Cine-files

Guardian readers review the bricks-and-mortar cinemas they know best

Mawgrim's Worlds

The musings and interests of an ex-projectionist

History of the 35mm projector

A YouTube video

The National Science and Media Museum Bradford

At the National Science and Media Museum, in the heart of Bradford, we explore the science and culture of image and sound technologies and their impact on our lives.

We aim to inspire the scientists and engineers of the future to see more, hear more, think more and do more.

Our galleries and exhibition spaces help us illuminate world-famous collections in photography, film and television. Our team of Explainers create learning activities that fuel the imagination and get under the skin of our collections and exhibitions. And our three cinema screens—including an IMAX theatre—allow us to showcase the magic of moving images from around the world in Bradford, the first UNESCO City of Film.

London's Cinema Museum

Located in the Lambeth Workhouse, where Charlie Chaplin lived as a child, London’s Cinema Museum features artifacts and memorabilia dating back to the early days of movie theaters all the way through today’s modern multiplexes. In addition to every type of professional and amateur film projector in existence, there are various popcorn machines and cartons, Art Deco cinema chairs, and even old ashtrays.

China National Film Museum

The China National Film Museum boasts itself as being the world’s largest professional film museum. It was first built to serve as a memorial to the birth of China‘s film industry 100 years ago, with the building demonstrating how the industry has developed over this time.

German Film Museum

One of six film museums in Germany, Frankfurt’s German Film Museum stands out due to its commitment in film education and its close interaction with the wider film culture. Artists regularly work with the museum to create new films, and the history of film comes to life within the museum for example in the replica of the Grand Café, which documents the Lumière brothers’ screening in 1895, and replica film studios and special effects demonstrations. Permanent displays explore the technological aspects of cinema and the effect that film produces. The changing displays are wide ranging, with the thematic cinema programs, seasons and premiers regularly gaining widespread attention. A comprehensive museum which looks to the past to inform cinema’s future.

The Hollywood Museum

When thinking about film, one place springs to mind. The Hollywood Museum houses a 10,000-strong collection of memorabilia from America’s film and television history. While there are a number of museums in and around Hollywood and the greater Los Angeles region, this is the official museum which, with over four floors of displays, houses the most extensive collection, as well as a comprehensive history of Hollywood and the walk of fame. The costume collection includes hundred of items, including Marilyn Monroe’s famous million dollar dress. If you head down to the dungeon you can also see sets from cult horror and thriller films. Situated within the Max Factor building, it is also an important part of the architectural history of the region.

The Museum of Cinema, France

For fans of European and French cinema in particular, this is simply unmissable. For fans of architecture, too, this Frank Gehry building is worth making a beeline for when you are in Paris. The Museum of Cinema holds one of the world’s largest collections of films, movie documents and objects relating to the cinematic art form. The screening rooms attract cinephiles from across the world, with multiple retrospectives, spotlights on up-and-coming directors and changing film seasons appealing to even the most discerning film watcher. The film library is the perfect place for film lovers to while away an afternoon or ten.

The National Museum of Cinema, Italy

A museum, but not in the traditional sense. The National Museum of Cinema sets itself apart as a significant institution in the development and study of world cinema due to the wide-ranging work that it does for the scientific and educational aspects of cinema. The exhibitions cover technology, genre, different types of film crew, as well as objects of interest, and a multiplex. It is situated within one of Turin’s major landmarks, the Mole Antonelliana, and it is the tallest museum in the world. The Swiss set designer François Confino created a space which offers visitors continuous and surprising audio and visual stimuli. If you can get tickets, it is particularly worth visiting as part of the Turin Film Festival.

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