Published to mark the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Stoke Film Theatre, this unique publication celebrates the history of film culture in North Staffordshire from the opening of the first cinemas in 1910 to the present. It highlights the important role played by community involvement in the establishment of Stoke Cine Society in the 1930s, the North Staffordshire Film Society in the 1940s, Stoke Film Theatre in the 1970s, and Staffordshire Film Archive in the 1980s. It records the development of film teaching and research and the ways in which a rich environment has been created for the making, watching, and study of film.
It is now available to purchase at The Film Theatre, priced £12.99.
The book is also available at Waterstones (Hanley) and the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.