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Coalville Street Parade

"See yourself on the film": Coalville cinema aims to increase ticket sales by projecting the crowds on to the silver screen.

Non-Fiction 1932 10 mins Silent

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An excellent example of the 'local topical' in which enterprising cinema owners corralled as many people as possible in front of the camera and then sold them tickets to see themselves up on the big screen. You too could be a star of the silver screen! This film was shot in Coalville in Leicestershire and impresses with some inventive bicycle powered carnival floats, children in fancy dress and a display of gurning that seems a little too permanent.