Aldeburgh on the Big Screen!

Aug 2011

Returning by  popular demand and by kind permission of Robert Burns, Leiston Film Theatre is busy preparing to repeat a special screening of  the first instalment of images of Aldeburgh past on their 25ft cinema screen.

Entitled 'The Burns Collection, by the local press, Aldeburgh resident Robert Burns has carefully compiled the private collection of vintage photographs of old Aldeburgh over the past 30 years and the vast collection now consists of in excess of 2000 images, including an impressive collection of every Aldeburgh Carnival Queen.

This second outing will provide an opportunity to see this collection once again for those who enjoyed it first time, as well as those who were unable to get tickets for the first presentation in 2008. The programme includes images of the Aldeburgh floods, Belstead School Wartime bombings, the Aldeburgh Lifeboats and the Aldeburgh railway, plus numerous other images of local interest, with commentary from Mr. Burns, who will share the various tales behind many of the photographs.

Leiston Film Theatre Manager Wayne Burns is looking forward to another evening of nostalgia at Suffolk's oldest cinema. "It really is something special for my father to allow us to show these scenes on our cinema screen. He is very guarded with his collection, for all the right reasons and I know that the audience will enjoy this unique experience." he said.

The presentation will be projected in digital quality and all proceeds will be donated to the Leiston Film Theatre Support Club, who has raised a staggering 117,000 in eleven years, to keep Leiston's cinema on trend with the big city multiplexes.

The Burns Collection Revisited appears at Leiston Film Theatre on Wednesday 16th November at 7.30pm. Tickets are now available from the box office (Tel: 01728 830549), priced 7.50 for club members and 8.50 for non-members. Tickets are also bookable online by clicking here.

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