Hull on Film screenings - plus DVD - 26th October 2017

Yorkshire Film Archive are delighted to announce that we’re returning to Hull on Thursday 26th October, with two more opportunities to see our hugely popular archive screening, ‘Hull on Film’.

Feedback from audiences after our original screenings, back in April this year, was tremendous and tickets sold out well in advance of the shows.  We promised to return during Hull’s tenure as UK City of Culture, and will be back at the Vue Cinema, Princes Quay, on Thursday 26th October with screenings at 3:30pm and 6:30pm.  Tickets are available from Hull Box Office: or 01482 221113.

If you haven’t heard of ‘Hull on Film’, you might be wondering what you can expect to see.  Our journey begins in the 1900s, during the earliest days of filmmaking, and takes us through to the building and opening of the iconic Humber Bridge in 1981.  Over 80 years of moving image history will be revealed, including World War I fundraising footage, visits by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and Winston Churchill, during World War II, rare shots of Amy Johnson, and an insight into the work of the Sailors’ Families Society at the Newlands Estate. 

Relive the excitement of the famous Hull Fair, filmed in the 1930s, experience the jubilation of VE Day celebrations across the city, followed by regeneration and renewal during the 1950s, sporting triumphs, the heyday of Hull’s fishing industry, plus much, much more!

The big question that everyone asked earlier in the year was "can we have a DVD?" - so 26th October also sees the launch of our new 'Hull on Film' DVD, which is packed with even more newly discovered Hull footage.  Priced at £10, all proceeds from sales go straight back into the preservation of the films – so every purchase puts a ‘Hull on Film’ DVD into Christmas stockings, and at the same time helps to preserve more of Hull’s film heritage. 

You'll be able to buy the DVD at the Vue Cinema on Thursday 26th October, between 3pm and 8:30pm.  It'll then be available for sale via our website from 27th October, and also from Hull History Centre, the Maritime Museum and the Streetlife Museum.