J.B. PRIESTLEY AND THE CINEMA A HUGE SUCCESS

The  Sunday afternoon film event at The National Media Museum in Bradford was hugely enjoyable and a big success.

The the ideally-sized Cubby Brocolli Theatre provided the perfect setting and the 100 strong crowd provided a fine atmosphere. The screening of They Came to a City had a tremendous lead by speaker Bill Lawrence and the audience had the chance to see JBP himself on celluloid, as the great man himself played a cameo role as the film began.

A splendid discussion with Priestley Society panellists Michael Nelson and John Baxendale proved most interesting and erudite. It was a shame that proceedings were slightly truncated by the cinema having to be emptied at 3.50pm.

The society are delighted that our first partnership event with The National Media Museum went so well and plans are already germinating to hold a similar event in 2014. Last Holiday has already been mentioned as a possible film. This iconic British feature was written by Priestley for his good friend Gracie Fields and was first released in 1950.

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