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The Last Usherettes

Project: Research

Description

The Last Usherettes:
This project created an event to celebrate the significant contribution that cinema usherettes have made to the histories of cinema. It brought together former usherettes from around the U.K. to be treated as 'Stars in the Aisles' for the day, whilst also providing a space for reminiscing and the collation of further research about the lives of these cinema workers. The event also had an accompanying exhibition of some of Ms Balogh's research, along with a short film (made by Ms Balogh), which was shown on the screen in the main auditorium. The event was open to the general public, ensuring a wider audience also gained insight and knowledge about this history. It was held in collaboration with The Regal Cinema, Evesham, U.K. and the entire event was filmed by the B.B.C.'s The One Show, who will be making a film to be be broadcast on The One Show at a later date, ensuring this research will reach a significant public audience.
Funding was provided by The Regal Cinema, The Film Distributor's Association and The University of Portsmouth.

Layman's description

The Last Usherettes:
This project was conceived and organised by Ms Balogh. It created an event to celebrate the significant contribution that cinema usherettes have made to the histories of cinema. It brought together former usherettes from around the U.K. to be treated as 'Stars in the Aisles' for the day, whilst also providing a space for reminiscing and the collation of further research about the lives of these cinema workers. The event also had an accompanying exhibition of some of Ms Balogh's research, along with a short film (made by Ms Balogh), which was shown on the screen in the main auditorium. The event was open to the general public, ensuring a wider audience also gained insight and knowledge about this history. It was held in collaboration with The Regal Cinema, Evesham, U.K. and the entire event was filmed by the B.B.C.'s The One Show, who will be making a film to be be broadcast on The One Show at a later date. This programme regularly reaches around 3 million viewers, thus ensuring this research will reach a significant public audience.
Funding was provided by The Regal Cinema, The Film Distributor's Association and The University of Portsmouth.

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Ongoing
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/12/1731/07/18

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