Flicks In The Sticks

Film director Bryan Forbes explores the history of cinema-going through five British cinemas.

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01The Kinema In The Woods2000012520000626

An old converted cricket pavilion in Lincolnshire with a romantic and amusing story and a significant role to play in cinema history.

01The Kinema In The Woods2000012520000626

An old converted cricket pavilion in Lincolnshire with a romantic and amusing story and a significant role to play in cinema history.

02Electric Bioscopic Exhibition Centre With Entertainment For Ladies2000020120000627

The Torbay Picture House is the oldest surviving example of the first purpose-built cinemas, but what will happen now that a seven-screen multiplex has opened up just 500 yards away?

02Electric Bioscopic Exhibition Centre With Entertainment For Ladies2000020120000627

The Torbay Picture House is the oldest surviving example of the first purpose-built cinemas, but what will happen now that a seven-screen multiplex has opened up just 500 yards away?

03Phoenix Rising2000020820000628

Despite early hitches, the talkies led to a boom in the film industry and in cinema building.

This week, an investigation of one of the tiny independent cinemas - the Phoenix in East Finchley - also chosen as a location by film director Neil Jordan for his new film `The End of the Affair'.

03Phoenix Rising2000020820000628

Despite early hitches, the talkies led to a boom in the film industry and in cinema building.

This week, an investigation of one of the tiny independent cinemas - the Phoenix in East Finchley - also chosen as a location by film director Neil Jordan for his new film `The End of the Affair'.

04The Multiplex2000021520000629

During the late 70s and early 80s British cinemas witnessed dramatic fall in audiences blamed on shabby interiors, the popularity of television and a lack of good blockbuster films.

In 1985 an American idea - the multiplex - was brought to Milton Keynes.

Forbes examines its design and popularity.

04The Multiplex2000021520000629

During the late 70s and early 80s British cinemas witnessed dramatic fall in audiences blamed on shabby interiors, the popularity of television and a lack of good blockbuster films.

In 1985 an American idea - the multiplex - was brought to Milton Keynes.

Forbes examines its design and popularity.

05 LASTWhat Next?2000022220000630

Bryan Forbes concludes his series on the cinema in Britain with a look at the future, from private cinemas in converted sheds to the underground clubs that are taking film out of the theatre and into pubs, clubs and swimming pools.

05 LASTWhat Next?2000022220000630

Bryan Forbes concludes his series on the cinema in Britain with a look at the future, from private cinemas in converted sheds to the underground clubs that are taking film out of the theatre and into pubs, clubs and swimming pools.