Scared Stiff in the 1960s!
A talk by Patrick Glen
Saturday 10:30pm, Alhambra
The 1960s was a turbulent decade; massive social change and global tensions.
It was a great era for cinema, so what scared us back in the day?
Patrick Glen of
University College London, has been running a project called Smoking at the
Odeon: Memories of British Cinema-Going of the 1960s. The project has
captured people's memories from that era such as queuing for tickets, usherettes,
priced seats, smoking in the cinema – and what scared them stiff!
"If every generation gets the monsters it deserves, then the
horror movie goers of the 1960s got... themselves. Going to the
cinema to be scared at this time was the equivalent of gazing in the
mirror, and noticing, for the first time, that there was something
a little... strange about your own face." Horror Film History
Followed by Night Of The Living Dead at 11:30pm
Saturday 24th February 11:30 PM