Film Hub Podcast #16 – Sam Manning on cinema history in Belfast and Sheffield

05th June 2020

Sara and Hugh talk to Dr Sam Manning about his new book Cinemas and Cinema-Going in the United Kingdom. Decades of Decline, 1945-65, published in March by the University of London Press.

The book analyses in detail the decline of cinema from its post war height to the new realities brought on by social and demographic change. Focusing on Belfast and Sheffield, it's an expert guide that sees cinema grapple with a changing world and competing attractions for audiences. How things change...

We talk about technology, programming and pandemics, and we are very grateful very much for Sam's time.

You can get a copy of Sam's book here. 

Thanks also to our brilliant producer, Stephen Mullan.