Pictureville Cinema

Prince's View,
Bradford, BD1 1NQ

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HJHill
HJHill on May 19, 2012 at 10:41 am

The Pictureville Cinema began life as the “Library Theatre”, built as part of the new Bradford Central Library constructed in the late 1960s.

Interesting that the National Media Museum’s two cinemas were both originally built as live theatres!

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on March 10, 2008 at 2:45 am

It’s always nice to see movies in 3D… but NOT on a white screen. At the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, they correctly drop the big SILVER screen for their 3D presentations; “Nightmare Before Christmas”, etc.

pantages
pantages on May 9, 2004 at 6:10 am

Vincent: Another good source for information about Pictureville is at In70mm – http://www.in70mm.com/index.htm where you will find more photos of the interior.

RobertR: The figures you quote are about right. As Pictureville is part of the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television which in itself is part of the Science Museum, funds are limited of course. I believe attempts are bing made via various sources here and in Holland, the USA and elsewhere to persuade MGM to release new prints of all the three-strip movies. Anyone correect me if my facts are slightly adrift!

VincentParisi
VincentParisi on May 6, 2004 at 3:09 pm

Dave these films that have gone pink can they be restored to their original brilliant 50’s colors and what is the size of the screen? What would be the cost of restoring a three strip Cinerama film?
I understand a 70mm restoration could cost fromm $200,000 to $300,000.

RobertR
RobertR on May 6, 2004 at 3:02 pm

Thanks Dave I feel like making a visit now

RobertR
RobertR on May 6, 2004 at 2:16 pm

Wow have they been having new prints struck?