Set of five stamps released by the Royal Mail in 1996 to mark the centenary of cinema. The stamps celebrate iconic aspects of British cinemagoing - the Odeon in Harrogate in its Art Deco splendour, Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier kissing in 'That Hamilton Woman', a ticket stub being lit by an usherette's torch, the Pathe News emblem, and Manchester Odeon's illuminated 'Big Screen Showing' sign. Chariots of Fire screenwriter Colin Welland provides a short essay in which he recalls his memories of cinemagoing as a child in the 1940s and argues for the importance of the cinema for British people.

Item number 67297
Category Postage Stamp
Type Cinema Audience
Language English
Country of origin England
Related people Colin Welland (Author)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection