Going To The Pictures

The aim of the Going to the Pictures Project has been to help preserve a part of our local cinema heritage by collecting and recording memories from people who used and worked in the local picture houses from the 1930's to the 1960's.

Memories are made of this… Project overview

The aim of the Going to the Pictures Project has been to help preserve a part of our local cinema heritage by collecting and recording memories from people who used and worked in the local picture houses from the 1930′s to the 1960′s.

Explore  this map of 21 local cinemas within a 3 mile radius of the Plaza, from 1930 to 1960.

Cinema Heritage Interactive Map

Explore this map of 21 local cinemas within a 3 mile radius of the Plaza, from 1930 to 1960.

Some of the females stars through the decades who drew in the crowds at the cinema

Female stars of the screen through the decades

Some of the females stars through the decades who drew in the crowds at the cinema

The Plaza Cinema is one of only two remaining period cinemas in Liverpool

The Plaza, The Odeon, The Classic, The Apollo – Crosby Road North, Waterloo

The Plaza Cinema is one of only two remaining period cinemas in Liverpool

The Gainsborough, opened in 1922 and was named after the famous painter Thomas Gainsborough. It was built almost directly opposite The Picture House of Bootle and helped bring about its closure.

The Gainsborough Knowsley Road Bootle

The Gainsborough, opened in 1922 and was named after the famous painter Thomas Gainsborough. It was built almost directly opposite The Picture House of Bootle and helped bring about its closure.

Saturday morning treat

Free ice cream

Saturday morning treat

Crosby Cinema or Crosby Picture House was opened 100 years ago as Crosby’s only cinema.

Crosby Cinema / Crosby Picture House – Liverpool Road, Crosby

Crosby Cinema or Crosby Picture House was opened 100 years ago as Crosby’s only cinema.

My father did shift work, so every third week we would all go to the pictures either to the Regent, Plaza or the Corona...

Visits to various picture houses in the area with family and friends

My father did shift work, so every third week we would all go to the pictures either to the Regent, Plaza or the Corona…

Local film maker Tim Brunsden has followed the Going to the Pictures project development and has created a documentary which tells the story of the project.

The Documentary Film – The Story of the Project

Local film maker Tim Brunsden has followed the Going to the Pictures project development and has created a documentary which tells the story of the project.

Through the project we have invited people into the Plaza Community Cinema to share their cinema memories on camera

Filming Cinema Memories

Through the project we have invited people into the Plaza Community Cinema to share their cinema memories on camera