Pop-up cinema to show seaside memories along Suffolk coast this summer

Lowestoft's busy seafront during the summer. Picture: Archant Library.

Lowestoft's busy seafront during the summer. Picture: Archant Library. - Credit: Nick Butcher

A pop-up cinema will bring nostalgic film footage to the Suffolk coast this summer.

The Cambridge Film Trust is touring Screen-on-Sea at resorts until September.

Sourced mostly from the UEA's archive, the films form part of a British Film Institute project and include footage from the seaside over the last century – with archives local to each resort.

The free screenings are sponsored by district councils and will run on a loop, with footage of Felixstowe Carnival in 1930 shown during this year's event on July 23.

On June 24, the tour starts in Southwold, on the corner of High Street and Victoria Street, as part of the town's arts festival, with footage of family holidays in the 1930s and the Sole Bay pub in 1963.


You may also want to watch:


On July 22, the tour moves to the Lowestoft Summer Festival, before finishing at Aldeburgh Carnival on August 21, with footage of the carnival from 1950.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter