Preserving the Magic of Cinema
Welcome to the home of the Projected Picture Trust..
What We Do
AimsThe Projected Picture Trust aims to Educate, Preserve and Restore cinema equipment. The Trust also has one of the largest technical archives of its time anywhere which is available to members (by appointment). The Trust has locations throughout the United Kingdom with local co-ordinators for members to get involved. It is the intention of the PPT to expand this side of our work in that, based on the principal, more educational visits will be promoted.
Educational VisitsThe Educational side of the Trust’s work is becoming more and more important and as further regional centres open they will be able to co-operate with local schools, media colleges, and other establishments that have an interest in moving and still images.
Locations and Regions
"Rewind" is the Magazine of PPT which is published four times a year for it's members. It is available either in printed format or as a PDF. Contributions are always welcomed from the trust's members. You can contact our Rewind Editor via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are some examples taken from the Rewind
The PPT has a very comprehensive database on which is catalogued (most of!) the equipment holdings of the Trust together with what the Trust holds by way of instruction manuals, technical drawings, equipment catalogues, sales brochures etc.
Also held by the Trust are various periodicals such as those produced by the Cinema Theatre Association, Mercia Society, The British Kinematograph Sound & Television Society, S.M.P.T.E., USA, Screen International etc. A number of these journals are incomplete and one of our key aims where the archive is concerned is to try and expand our collection to make coverage more comprehensive.
It is hoped to be able to get the archive catalogue online to search in the future, but in the meantime if you have any questions or queries then please drop the archivist an email at archivist@pptTrust.org
“The PPT has in it’s archive many Magazines/Periodicals, (which continues to grow).
If you have any magazines in our wanted list that you would be willing to donate to the Trust, please contact the archivist. We are happy to discuss trades for magazines in our duplicates list should you wish to obtain any of these.”
Why should you consider joining the PPT?
The PPT can only achieve its full potential with a strong, diverse and enthusiastic membership. With membership as far afield as Australia and Los Angeles and a number of exciting projects in the pipeline including plans to open a new museum on the outskirts of London, there is plenty of scope to meet fellow enthusiasts, learn new skills and help the PPT achieve its vision. Alongside our restoration activities and special projects, we have a long-term commitment to expand our remit as an educational charity and increase our work with production companies, an activity that has seen us provide authentic machines and projectionists to a number of high-profile film and television productions. As a member, you will receive our quality in-house publication ‘Rewind’ four times a year and have full access to all areas of our website.
Membership subscription rates per annum (May-April).
JOIN US - MEMBERSHIP
What are the Benefits to Members?
- Free copy of our colour members magazine, "Rewind, every quarter
- Free access to the extensive data archive
- Helping with the Trust's educational charity aims of educating and informing of cinema's technological past and future.
Membership subscription rates per annum (May-April):-
- Adult £24,
- Family £27 (please note one free copy of Rewind is sent to cover family membership)
- E-Member £15 (receives all communication including Rewind in electronic only format).
- Student £10 (receives all communication including Rewind in electronic only format).
- Overseas £30
- Lifetime (under 65) £240 (one off payment)
- Lifetime (over 65) £150 (one off payment)
Members joining after 1st November pay 50% of the above, except lifetime membership.
Ways of paying your subscription
1. By cheque
If you would like to pay by cheque, please make the cheque out to "The Projected Picture Trust". Please do not send cash.
Overseas members should pay by cheque in GBP drawn on a British bank, GBP international money order or GBP Giro Cheque. USA applicants should add the dollar equivalent to an extra £6 to their USD cheque to cover UK banking charges.
Please send your application and subscription to:
The Projected Picture Trust
Dean Clough Mills,
PPT_Online_Application_Form and send back to us along with a cheque
You can also join or renew your membership online by credit card using Paypal. Simply click on the relevant button below:
We are currently experiencing technical issues with our online forms. However, it is still possible to sign up online. Just follow this link, which will open an email for you to fill in the required details and email back to us, then click on the PayPal link and send us your payment. Any issues, please contact our chairman Peter J. Knight on 07936 735613or email email@example.com.
HELP with joining process
To renew your membership just follow this link, which will open an email for you to fill in the required details and email back to us, then click on the PayPal link and send us your payment. Any issues, please contact our chairman Peter J. Knight on 07936 735613 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are paying by Paypal, please complete the transaction below. Fees are for one year except Lifetime membership which is a one off payment.
Formal notice of the 2019 AGM was issued in the December 2018 edition of Rewind to members, along with a nomination form. The AGM will take place on 6th April at Dean Clough, Halifax starting at 13.30. A nomination form is available here. Nominations for Projected Picture Trust Committee 1919-20. This year we are in need of a new chairman to take over from Peter Knight who will be stepping down after 9 years.
* New website launched. Please bear with us as we migrate over to out new website as there maybe some things that don't quite work or look right. These will be fixed as things progress.
* AGM Information. As has been previously publisced in Rewind the Annual General Meeting of the Projected Picture Trust will take place on Saturday 28th April starting at 13.30. The PPT AGM 2018 Agenda, Directions, and Nomination Forms are attached.
Nigel Woolland has taken over managing the Elstree location.
Supporters and Sponsors
Supporters & Sponsors
Make a DonationA very easy and practical way is by donating money:
Equipment/ObjectsAnother way of supporting the work of the PPT is via donation of physical objects, like old equipment to the collection or for use in the museum or workshop. To do this drop an email to email@example.com