Astra Cinema, Imperial War Museum, Duxford Cambridgeshire
This was our first real location where we were able to have our own projection equipment up and running for the benefit of members and the public. Access to the Imperial War Museum Aircraft Museum, Duxford gave automatic entrance to the Astra Cinema.
This arrangement has now ceased since the north side of the site has become more security sensitive.
However, the cinema still has the facilities to show film and does so for restricted museum personnel.
The equipment installed at present is a pair of Philips FP20 35mm projectors complete with Philips sound and Peerless Magnarcs, converted from Carbon Arc to Xenon.