Patrick Church is Appearing at the Abbeygate Cinema
Patrick Church is making multiple appearances for a book signing at Abbeygate Cinema in Bury St. Edmunds. Make your way to the cinema, this time not to catch a film, but to meet the mam who wrote the incredible book 'The Smallest Show on Earth'. Make sure to catch him at 11am, 3pm and at 6.30pm. From the 60s through to the present day Patrick Church has worked in the cinema from Peterborough through to Bury St Edmunds. In The Smallest Show on Earth he takes the us through that experience in an autobiography that draws the reader into the trials and joys of a being a projectionist screening blockbusters like ‘Jaws' and a curious period of Indian films where half the time is spent splicing the films back together. The role of projectionist was always a low paid, but with the advent of TV and bingo and other demands on people's time it also became a precarious one as the decades rolled by. Sometimes Patrick had to plead his case as cinemas changed hands from ABC, to Odeon and bingo conglomerates, just to keep his job going and the buildings in operation. The fact that he succeeded is testament to his love for cinema and this passion shines through in this engaging book.
20, Feb 2017 - 01, Jan 1970
Cheadle Library, 15A-17 High Street, Cheadle ST10 1AA