On Friday 15 April, Cinema For All turned 70! We announced this special occasion on our website and social media accounts, with information on how people can get involved and celebrate with us.
We received some lovely birthday messages from film societies, community cinemas and organisations via social media. It was heartwarming to see others celebrating this special milestone for our organisation.
From April 2016 to April 2017 we will be marking our 70th anniversary with a campaign to encourage people throughout the UK to take a trip to their nearest community cinema, film society, film club or pop-up. One way you can do this, is with a birthday video message that also tells people about your community cinema or film society! This can be short and as DIY or professional as you like. Once you have made your video, upload it to your social media accounts using the hashtag #cinemaforall and we will share it via the national Cinema For All social media accounts. Alternatively, you can email it to us: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll upload it to our YouTube account.
Here are some of the wonderful birthday video messages we’ve received so far:
“Happy Birthday to Cinema For All. At seventy years old you are still in your prime. It is important that you keep going- you remind us that cinema is more than popcorn and blockbusters. Here’s to the next seventy!” – Ken Loach, Patron of Cinema For All.
Thank you for all the birthday well wishes!