Can you remember the first 16mm film you saw ?
What was it and where did you see it and when ?
We saw Karius og Baktus in school as well as several historic educationals. Feature was years later in the cinema was Night on Earth when that was released
Junior school 1975. Some dreadful French animated feature that was entirely spoken in French so may as well have been a silent film for all we could understand from the dialogue.
I remember it being a very well worn print. It'd certainly done the rounds at the schools that's for sure!
Anyhow the whole thing was so memorable I can't even tell you the name of it now but the Bell & Howell projector used I distinctively remember and I was more encapsulated by the machine than I ever could possibly have been by what was being screened!
I think the first 16mm print I saw was a Gene Autry Western at a Xmas party film show.
However I clearly remember seeing Abbott and Costello in the short " No Indians Please" and
Walt Disney cartoon in colour "Little Hiawatha" at Primary School.
I do remember being more interested in the Projectors though. I was hooked.
I suppose the first was Oh What A Lovely War over three days at lunch I think. We did have the usual educational films too. One I recall was about Australia outback I think.
I still love the smell of film in the morning
White Christmas in the village Hall in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Oxfordshire, England.
All I can remember is that I was at junior school it was shown at the weekend and it was snowing outside. (Must have been late 50's)
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