Come along and celebrate Discovery Days Film Season this weekend at the Ritz Cinema, King Street, Belper. Ring 01773 822224 for seat prices and to book. We are pleased to help bring rare film footage found through MACE’s Full Circle project to one of the finest independent cinemas in the UK.
We will be screening footage from the Peter Frost Collection and the Norman Mellors Collection.
The late Norman Mellor of Belper, used to go to the old Ritz in Belper regularly where his father worked as the projectionist. This led to Norman becoming very interested in filmmaking, he bought himself a cine camera in the early 1950s and filmed many local events in and around Belper, Derbyshire. His nephew Stephen Walters has been clearing out his late uncle’s house and found Norman’s film collection.
Stephen said: “Uncle Norman worked at LB Plastics based at Heage and Norman took his camera on holiday with him and also filmed many Belper Town football matches as he loved football and went to most of their matches.”
MACE’s Full Circle project works with over 60 local history societies to search for film hidden in the community. Once footage is found we help to preserve the original film and make copies onto DVD for the owners and the community to view. If you have any reels hidden away in cupboards or attics contact senior curator Kay on email@example.com