This week’s Motionplymouth fest isn’t just about some digital movies being projected into your brain from Saturn (at least we think that’s what’s sposed to be happening – we may be a little confused). There’s also gonna be free film shows featuring scenes from Plymouth’s post-war reconstruction.
In a show entitled Shopping – But Not As We Know It, Elayne Hoskin, director of the South West Film and Television Archive, will be presenting pictures and sounds from Plymouth’s built heritage, including footage of stores being built and even some adverts from back in the day, imploring shoppers to try out the city’s shiny new shops. Was Larry Speare still flogging carpets, beds and furniture during the war? Probably.
Of course, the shows are pretty topical, what with the recent opening of the Drake’s Circus shopping carbuncle, and Elayne will be yakking away over the films to offer a bit of context, which is nice of her, isn’t it?
The film shows will be taking place at 1pm and 3pm in The Lounge, upstairs at the Treasury bar on Royal Parade tonight.
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