For me that was 42 years ago; I had always wanted a cine camera and projector, but at the age of 15 it was at the back of my mind as I was taking still photos. Eventually I realised something was missing (movement); I bought my first cine camera, an Halina point and shoot; it came with a splicer, and two rolls of Kodachrome 40. I had mostly shot pictures in Black & white, now I would not only have colour but moving images as well, and it was process paid, so no further outlay except the cost of postage. It took a while to get used to how long you should let the camera run in one scene. Next I had to buy a projector, I got a used Hanimex from Dixons, a 40 inch screen, and had to make do for a stand. I remember the excitement of seeing myself, my parents and nephews on screen. My father commented 'It's just like being at the cinema'; a 40 inch screen may not seem large now, but at that time the TV was 18 inches.
Happy days coming home from work and finding a pile of yellow Kodachrome envelopes on the mat.