Social history talk on The History of Reading's Cinemas, with tea and cake, by expert David Cliffe.He studied English language and medieval English literature at the University of Leeds followed by a postgraduate diploma in librarianship. He worked at the public library in Reading for the entirety of his career in a variety of posts, the last one being Local Studies Manager. The author of several books, the most recent being Picture Palace to Penny Plunge: Reading Cinemas, which will be available to purchase during the afternoon. David will describe the history of the single-screen cinema in Reading, from the travelling shows at the turn of the twentieth century, its heyday with the Vaudeville Electric Theatre in the 20s, through to today's multiscreen entertainment 'villages' and outdoor screenings.This is the third in a series of five talks around the theme of 'All the Fun of the Fair' organised by Berkshire Family History Society in quarter one of 2018. You may purchase tickets for any of the five talks individually or buy a multi-event ticket for all five for a reduced price.
VenueThe Centre for Heritage and Family History
Addresssecond floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire,
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