England prepares for Christmas.
Various (Sheffield Birmingham Shenley), England.
Various shots of old age pensioners in foyer of A.B.C. cinema attending free screening. GV. Front of cinema with a queue slowly entering - the film advertised is "The Chapman Report". MS. Queue outside cinema. MS. Usherette issuing parcels of sweets to pensioners as they file in. Various shots of packed auditorium watching film and clapping. Various shots of the competitors taking part in a fancy hat competition in front of the audience. MS. Deputy Mayor of Sheffield seated in front row with his wife. Various shots of final judging of hat competition and prizes being given. MS. & LS. During screening of comedy film. Various shots of the staff decorating Christmas tree in foyer of A.B.C. cinema in Birmingham. Various shots of the staff of cinema making up parcels of toys and sweets for the children's screening. GV. Cinema as lorry pulls up outside. Various shots of small tree being taken off lorry and carried into cinema. Various shots of staff putting sweets into bags. MLS. Woman with two children holding each hand walking away from camera along path. Various shots of young children in the Shenley Cottage Home Orphanage in Shenley dressing each other up in fancy dress.
Date found in the old record - 11/12/1962.