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On The Road Again. Film Night


Once again the Manchester Modernist Society are collaborating with The North West Film Archive and once again we are hitting the road. We would like to take you on a journey around the north west and you will not even have to leave your seat.

On Thursday 28th of January 2016 we will host a film night showing three films from the archives.

The first film is from 1969 and is entitled Rochdale Blitz and isnt about the havoc wreaked by the Luftwaffe but is in fact an enthusiastic appraisal of the wide redevelopment of the town centre at the time - where the historic core was 'improved' to make way for new roads, high rise housing and shopping precincts.

Next we journey to 1971 and a film made by the Skelmersdale Development Corporation called Prospect of Skelmersdale - showing the planning and development of the Merseyside overspill town.

Finally, a very rare 1972 film from a short lived series called The Succeeders, about successful north west people. The one we will see focusses on Keith Ingham - the architect of Preston Bus Station. We see him talking about some of his buildings, including his own home, Blackpool Zoo, housing in Stockport and, of course, Preston Bus Station. A unique opportunity to see this rarely seen film.

We are being hosted by the North West Film Archive and we shall be returning to Central Library for this screening.

Thursday 28th January. 6.30pm

Manchester Central Library, St Peters Square, Manchester


£2 for MMS members, MMU and Library staff and concessions

£3 for non members 

Tickets available for our shop