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Shoot Shoot Shoot - Mark Webber
Mark Webber
Shoot Shoot Shoot
The LFMC cinema was just an open room, with some mats covering the cold, hard floor.

There was never any heating, and it was many years until they could afford to buy some folding chairs in 1975. When the last Co-op building at Gloucester Avenue closed twenty years later, the audience were still seated on unforgiving wooden benches.

Members of the public were admitted to the cinema on becoming a 'viewing member' for one pound per year. During this time, many screenings in England were administrated as film societies to get around arcane laws of cinema licensing, and the strict BBFC censorship regulations.

There was usually one programme and an open screening each week. Between 1971-76, Peter Gidal, Annabel Nicolson and Lis Rhodes each had periods of managing the cinema.

Flyer for the London Filmmaker's Co-op cinema, c. 1975
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