One of the first activities started by Elstree Screen Heritage was to hold annual film festivals at Borehamwood’s Reel Cinema. From 2006 to 2009 we screened 23 films made in the local studios.

In the Autumn of 2012 we built on our partnership on The Elstree Project with the University of Hertfordshire’s film & TV course faculty and students of its School of Creative Arts, holding our first film and TV season at the University in its Weston Auditorium. Each screening was introduced by Paul Welsh, Chair of Elstree Screen Heritage, supported by edited highlights from interviews with film veterans who had worked on the film being screened. We ran four film seasons, screening 14 films.

As part of our celebrations of the centenary of film-making in the local studios we again built on our partnership with the University of Hertfordshire to help create our own feature-length film, From Borehamwood To Hollywood. Based on highlights from a selection of unique interviews carried out during The Elstree Project, the film traces from 1914 the growth, survival and current resurgence of local film-making as well as more recent television productions. Over 1,000 people have attended screenings of our centenary film in 2014 and 2015, and we have also received over 1,500 hits at our on-line version.

We held further screenings in 2015, helping to celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Shining, the 60th anniversary of The Dam Busters and the 30th anniversary of Return To Oz.

More Recent Screenings 2015

Since then we have held further screenings;  in May 2015 we celebrated the 35th anniversary of The Shining. Lead by Howard Berry of the University of Hertfordshire this event started with a reception at Elstree Studios to welcome cast and crew to...

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