Did you go to the cinema in 1960s Britain?
We are conducting a major AHRC-funded research project which aims to shed light on the social and cultural history of cinema. To many writers, sixties 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.
We are asking anyone who went to the cinema in 1960s Britain to share their memories with us by completing a short questionnaire.
The Project Team
Project Director: Dr Melvyn Stokes
Honorary Research Associate: Dr Emma Pett
Research Associate: Dr Patrick Glen
Honorary Research Associate: Dr Matthew Jones
Telephone: 020 7679 7960Follow @60sCinema
Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s Project,
Department of History,
University College London,
- On 14th May, 2014, the project visited MAC Birmingham to screen Darling (1965) and to find out more about local cinema-going in the 1960s from the audience.
- On 4th December 2015 Prof. Melvyn Stokes and Dr Patrick Glen returned to MAC Birmingham to introduce a showing of To Kill a Mockingbird. The film was followed by a discussion of 1960s cinema and the audience's memories of cinema-going.