Head down Memory Lane at QUAD

Derby-based arts centre QUAD will be holding a Cinema Memories Screening Day later this month.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 9th November 2015, 8:03 am

The screening Day is part of research project, aiming to shed light on the social and cultural history of cinema in the 1960s.

The research, by the University College London, will be collected through a discussion about cinema going in the 1960s after a film screening of A Hard Day’s Night.

A Hard Day’s Night is Richard Lester’s groundbreaking 1964 film which captured the essence of The Beatles and Beatlemania and set the template for pop music films.

Dr Patrick Glen, from the Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s project said: “We are encouraging anyone who went to the cinema in 1960s Britain to share their memories by attending the film and the discussion.

“To many writers, 60s films summed up the changes transforming British society, but the films themselves reveal nothing about how they were received and remembered. We want to find out how cinema-goers remember the films they saw.”

Cinema Memories Screening Day, featuring A Hard Day’s Night (PG) takes place at QUAD on Tuesday, November 17, at 12.30pm.

Tickets are £7.80 or £6.50 concessions, those wishing to attend can book in advance through QUAD box office on 01332 290606 or online at www.derbyquad.co.uk/film/cinema-memories-hard-days-night-

Anyone who went to the cinema in 1960s Britain who would like share their memories but are unable to attend can still take part in the research by accessing a short online questionnaire: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cinemamemories/questionnaire-links