taxing times gone by

A dip into British Pathe’s online archive reveals this charming piece of industry newsreel  propaganda from 1958 calling for the abolition of the entertainment tax on cinema seats. Amongst the contributors are Sir Alexander King, owner of CAC, then the largest Scottish cinema chain and Anna Neagle who paints a glorious future of doubled production, mothballed studios reopening, new talent fostered and full employment for technicians ushering in a new era in which “the british public could enjoy a greater proportion of our own British films.”  If only…


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