Public Screenings
North West Film Archive
Forthcoming Screenings and Events
19th April 2018, Thursday 7.30pm
Presented by the Archive’s Collections Assistant Geoff Senior, the films to be shown will feature life in and around Liverpool and the borough of Sefton over the past 100 years.
This specially selected compilation of fascinating films begins with footage of Victorian life in Liverpool from 1897, including a journey along the overhead railway, and then a royal visit to the city in 1913 by George V, Queen Mary and the Prince of Wales. Watch the Formby lifeboat as it is towed by horses to the water’s edge before launching into the sea in 1916 . See how local traders advertised their services on the big screen in Southport in 1928.
Join the crowds at the Crosby Carnival in 1947 and learn how Liverpool’s industries and infrastructure were recovering after the war in the 1952 film ‘The Urgent West’. Experience the beautifully-decorated streets of Bootle as residents celebrate the Queen’s coronation in a wonderful colour film from 1953.
Finally, enjoy a series of City of Liverpool promotional films which look at housing and job opportunities for Liverpool residents outside the city in ‘Welcoming Towns’ (1968), the attractions of the city itself in ‘She’s A Lady’ (1972) and highlights from the Liverpool Showtime event in 1971.

Tickets (£4.90 and £3.90) are available from the Crosby Plaza box office: (0151) 474 4076.
24th April 2018, Tuesday 6.00pm
The Newcomen Society and the North West Film Archive collaborate to bring you a variety of curated film content on local industry, R&D and aircraft.
Learn about Alcock and Brown’s incredible achievement to be the first to fly across the Atlantic, and as a bonus for aviation fans there’s a chance to see Manchester Airport exactly 70 years ago to the day, in newly-transferred film of Ringway’s first post-war air display on 24th April 1948.
In ‘To Be Precise’ the Carborundum Company demonstrates how its grinding abrasives help to create objects from Rolls Royce components and ice skates to artificial eyes, and there’s the chance to see Crossley diesels at work across the world in ‘Power For Industry’.
Plans for post-war Liverpool, electrical engineering at Metrovick’s, stonemasons at work at Woolton Quarry and an advert for Ferranti radio sets complete the line-up.

This event is FREE TO ATTEND, no booking required.
23rd May 2018, Wednesday 7.30pm
Join the North West Film Archive for a night of archive films from the Burnley Colne and Nelson area from the last 100 years. See how the Knocker up delivered his essential early morning service and watch Burnley take on the Busby Babes in 1957. Were you at the Queen's visit to Malvern Mill in 1955? Marvel how the local children played a number of classic street games that we all remember. Look back at how the area was marketed as A Place to Live in the early 1970s in this new selection of films that's a must for all lovers of local history from the area
Tickets are available from the Pendle Hippodrome (01282) 863210
25th June 2018, Monday 6.00pm
Cheshire West on Film, Storyhouse, Chester
Ticket details to follow.
Previous Screenings 2018
7th February
Liverpool on Film, Woolton Picture House
10th January
Cheshire West on Film, Storyhouse, Chester
Previous Screenings 2017
9th December
Seeing Daylight - a film portrait of Dorothy Bohm, Manchester Central Library
21st - 30th November
Exhibition of Silent Cinema Posters, Benzie Building, Manchester School of Art
20th November
Manchester on Film, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester
27th October
Dawson City: Frozen Time plus Q&A, HOME, Manchester
21st October
Digital Home Movie Day, Manchester Central Library
16th October
Long Live Our England, Birley Campus, Manchester Metropolitan University
11th October
Cheshire West on Film, Storyhouse, Chester
8th September
Moving North: Cumbria by the Sea, Carnegie Theatre, Workington
31st August
Morecambe on Film, The Platform, Morecambe
19th July
Moving North: Lancashire by the Sea, St John's Church, Blackpool
20th June
Moving North: Merseyside by the Sea, Southport Little Theatre
25th April
North West Industry in the Frame, Manchester Central Library Performance Space
29th March
Liverpool on Film, Liverpool Central Library
16th March
Furness on Film, The Coronation Hall, Ulverston
Previous Screenings 2016
1st December
Moving North: Rural Cumbria, The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
20th November
Moving North: Rural Cumbria, Zeffirellis, Ambleside
20th October
Moving North: Rural Cumbria, Penrith Old Fire Station
21st September
Moving North: Rural Cumbria, Appleby Public Hall, Appleby
9th June
The Boys in Blue: Manchester City FC on Film, The Dancehouse, Manchester
8th June
A Message HOME: Calling Blighty 70 years on, Manchester Central Library
24th May
Wirral on Film, Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight
26th April
Working Our Way Around The North West, Manchester Central Library
8th March
Cheshire on Film, Grosvenor Museum, Chester
28th January
On The Road Again (MMS Film Night), Manchester Central Library
27th January
Trafford on Film, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale
Previous Screenings 2015
18th November
Inland Port – the Films of the Manchester Ship Canal, Manchester Central Library
21st October
You Hide Me - African Art in British Museums, Manchester Central Library
20th October
Wyre on Film, Marine Hall, Fleetwood
20th October
Precarious Passages - in collaboration with Manchester Left Writers, Manchester Central Library
10th-12th September
Heritage Open Days, North West Film Archive
5th September
St. Mary's Estate on Film, Oldham's Heritage Open Days
24th June
Ray Gosling Film Night, Manchester Central Library
15th June
Jason Wood Curates..., Manchester Central Library
9th June
Lakeland on Film, Zeffirellis, Ambleside
21st April
Liverpool on Film, Woolton Picture House
10th March
Furness on Film, The Forum, Barrow
4th February
I Like Dreaming, Manchester Central Library
3rd February
Sefton on Film, Little Theatre, Southport
Previous Screenings 2014
25th November
Halton on Film, Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn
13th November
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, Woolton Picture House, Liverpool
11th November
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, Bolton Museum and Archive
6th November
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, Manchester Central Library
4th November
First World War on Film from the Imperial War Museum collection, Manchester Central Library
30th October
Sci-Eng50 Exhibition: The Inquisitive Giant / Garbage In Garbage Out, Manchester Central Library
29th October
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight
20th October
Moving Memories: Tales from Moss Side and Hulme, Manchester Central Library
15th October
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, The Miners Community Arts and Music Centre, Moston, Manchester
2nd October
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, The Plaza, Stockport
28th September
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, The Rheged Centre, Penrith
23rd September
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, The Plaza, Crosby, Liverpool
3rd September
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, The Continental, Preston
2nd August
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, Wythenshawe Town Centre
2nd August
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, Colne Little Theatre
2nd August
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, The Piazza, Media City, Salford Quays
14th July
Manchester at War, Central Library, Manchester
19th June
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, The Dukes, Lancaster
21st May
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester
29th March
Manchester Histories Festival Celebration Day Film Screenings, Manchester Town Hall
27th March
The Boys In Blue: Manchester City FC on Film, Cornerhouse, Manchester
25th March
A City Speaks, Archives+, Manchester Central Library
24th-29th March
NWFA Screenings for Manchester Histories Festival, Archives+, Manchester Central Library