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

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Staying in Keswick for the Festival?

For the first time, Keswick Film Festival has joined forces with Sally's Cottages, an award-winning, local, family-run holiday cottage letting agency based just across the road from our beloved Alhambra Cinema. Sally's Cottages have over 240 self-catering holiday cottages in and around Keswick and you will be spoiled for choice for your stay during the Festival.

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