Projected Picture Trust
The magic of the cinema has been with us for the last 100 years but from the 1960's onwards, the whole genre went into decline and this led to the formation of the Projected Picture Trust with a permanent exhibition of vintage cinema equipment at Bletchley Park. The small 1940's Enigma cinema shows old wartime show reels and is widely appreciated by the many visitors to the Park. The PPT archive currently has a databank of some 2000 headings which evaluate into something like 3000 records and covers everything from instruction manuals, technical drawings of projectors and installations to sales leaflets, newspaper clippings and photographs. There are many opportunities for old and new members to help even if they are without engineering skills - experts are always on hand to assist.
Open weekends only, films showing from 13.00 every half hour until 16.30, during the summer and from 14.00 to 16.00 in the winter.
Please note the Cinema will close at 15.00 on Saturday 8th September and Saturday 27th October.
You can find out more on the Projected Picture Trust's Website