Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Shiver Me Timbers - It's the Pirate Quiz Answers!

If you haven't had a look at our pirate quiz yet, then you should really do that before you read this post, as it's full of all the answers!

You can find it here:

For those of you who have done the quiz and are looking for the answers... here you go, me hearties!

1. Captain Jack Sparrow played by Johnny Depp, from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
2. Long John Silver as played by Tim Curry, from Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
3. Blackbeard as played by Peter Ustinov, from Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
4. The Pirate Captain, voiced by Hugh Grant, from Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists (2012)
5. The Pirate King, as played by Kevin Kline, from Pirates of Penzance (1983)
6. Captain Hook, played by Dustin Hoffman, from Hook (1991)
7. The Dread Pirate Roberts, played by Cary Elwes, from the Princess Bride (1987)

A chest o' gold to yer if yer managed to be gettin' all of those correct!

And a large well done if you got more than half - some of those were definitely a little more obscure. But all excellent films, if you're looking for some piratical entertainment!

We'll be back with some more film guessing games in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, fair winds ter yer!

Mistletoe Short Films: Casting Call

We're getting involved in the Mistletoe Festival in Tenbury Wells this year in lots of ways! Perhaps most excitingly, we're going to be creating some short silent films on a mistletoe theme, which will be shown as part of the festival celebrations.

If you've ever wanted to be in a film then now is your chance! Everyone is welcome, and there is no cost to take part. Actors and actresses of any age are welcome and no prior acting experience is necessary. You'll only need to come along to one session, which will be about two hours long. Parts of all sizes are available, from leads to supporting extras - and of course, as it's a silent film you won't have to remember any lines!

We'll be arranging the filming dates in November to suit the people who get in touch, so if you're interested just send us an email to and we'll get back to you soon.

Why not bring the whole family along? Then you can all ask each other for your autographs afterwards. Who knows, this could be the start of a wonderful career...

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Avast! It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

As the title says, it is indeed International Talk Like a Pirate Day today. To celebrate (because why wouldn't you want to celebrate talking like a pirate all day?!) we've got a special film quiz for you, on characters most piratical!

Below are pirates, some famous and some not so much, from the silver screen.
Can you name the pirate, the film and the actor for each?

We'll post the answers up some time next week, to give you chance to have a think and pass the quiz around your friends.

May the wind be in yer sails, me hearties!








If you'd like to submit your answers for marking, you can do so via twitter, facebook or here on the blog. Or you can email us if you don't want to give away your answers!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

In focus: The Projection Room

We've been taking some pictures in the projection room this morning of our 35mm projector, and thought you might like to see some of them! We've just picked some of our favourites, inside and outside!

the front of the projector    ~     the projector from underneath

inside the projector

the path of the film, from tower towards projector
There are more photographs over on our Facebook page here if you're interested. Do show your appreciation for your favourites by pressing the like button!