Collectors from far and wide. Left to right: Tony Milman, Rob Koelling, Doug Meltzer, Chris Quinn, Paul Garrick, Wilton of Ealing, John Clancy, Aggers, Tom Photiou, Mike Peckham


10am Doors open. Mad rush for the dealers tables and duelling at the bring and buy.

11.15 "Oliver the 8th". Laurel and Hardy Super 8 complete three reeler opens the shows in the cavernous Victoria Hall cinema. Late 70's Blackhawk print.

11.45 Sprockets Galore! A compilation of Bell and Howell instructional projector shorts; including a rare item from the late 1940's/early 1950's showing the building and testing of the then current machine. Apparently no one ever realized you needed to know how to use the projector in order to run the film instructing you on how to thread it up!

12.15pm Super 8 New & Recent Releases Part One. "Buddy's Theatre" black and white cartoon available from Classic Home Cinema proved extremely popular. Show also included the marvellous Derann extract from "Gunfight at the OK Corral" (complete with VistaVision opening), and from Classic "Rear Window" and "Rio Bravo" plus trailers to "Master & Commander", "Lost in Translation" etc.. Finally the stereo CGI short "Early Bloomer" which raised a good response.

12.45 A break for lunch and a collector get together in the projection area. The beers were on Wilton!

2.15 Super 8 New & Recent Releases Part Two - 'Scope. "Lord of the Rings", "Titanic", "First Blood", plus trailers to "Return of the King", "The Last Samurai", "Elf"and "Cat in the Hat".

3.00 New and Recent Releases Part 3. THX Sync' pulse presentation with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. First is "Gladiator" with the Battle for Germania Super 8 extract imported by Derann.
3.15 THX Dolby Digital 'Scope presentation of Derann's Super 8 imported extract to "The Fifth Element".
3.30 THX Dolby Digital 'Scope presentation of Derann's first imported Super 8 extract from "Gladiator", the Battle of Carthage.

3.45 New & Recent Releases Part 4 - "Spider-Man" (a Classic Home Cinema Super 8 import) is showcased with an extended extract synchronized to the Dolby Digital soundtrack of the region 2 DVD through the THX sound system. The sync' pulse system used was first developed by Keith Wilton in the early 1980's. People still tell us it can't possibly work!

4.15 Black and White 16mm Showcase: "The Yangtze Incident" - minor classic British war film. The true story of HMS Amathyst introduced by the orgainizer - stirring stuff! Full supporting programme of clips from "Young Frankenstein" and "Footlight Parade".

5.00 Super 8 "Big Business" Laurel and Hardy classic silent with piano track. If Stan and Ollie can sell Christmas trees in July, we can certainly show this in May!
Click on the thumbnails to see the printed programme for the day. Gladiator box cover reproductions courtesy of Andreas Eggeling.

Gordon Ogbourne's stand.

Bruce Latham's stand. Where's Trevor sloped off to?

Rake Enterprises with Doug Meltzer browsing. Hope his wife doesn't see this!!! He didn't spend much, honest.

Perry's Movies being beseiged. Ian O'Reilly had done a runner at the time of the picture.

Isn't that Tom Photiou about to purchase an entire crate of film?