Waltham Forest's Film Society and the campaign to save the EMD Cinema

Merchandise

All items can be purchased online using your credit card, debit card or Paypal account. Alternatively, cheques or postal orders made payable to “McGuffin” can be sent to the following address:  McGuffin Film & TV Society, 458 Hoe Street. London. E17 9AH. Please allow 28 days for delivery. ln the event of any item being unavailable a full refund will be made. 
       
 Videos & DVDs    

ALFRED HITCHCOCK IN EAST LONDON

 

 ‘Alfred Hitchcock in East London’ retraces the legendary director’s footsteps around Leytonstone, Limehouse, Stratford and Hackney and reveals how his early London life profoundly influenced his later work. The documentary also examines Hitchcock’s associations with the long forgotten Walthamstow film industry and tells the previously untold story of his support for an East London cinema during the height of his Hollywood fame. The film identifies the key sites from the director’s youth which still exist today and features a wide range of rare archive footage plus contributions from Roy Ward Baker (assistant director ‘The Lady Vanishes’) Charles Barr (author of the seminal ‘English Hitchcock’), actor Murray Melvin and numerous others.Produced to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Britain’s first talking picture ‘Blackmail’, the film paints a picture of Hitchcock and his London roots which is radically different from previous studies.

“a fascinating insight”Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

“a rarely-seen side of the master that is often conveniently ignored in favour of his later American success”USA Today

“a must for fans of one of the few directors who managed to balance art and populism with any sustained success”Herts and Essex Observer

SPECIAL FEATURES: 40-minute Alfred Hitchcock audio interview, ‘Working with Hitch – the Memories of Roy Ward Baker’ featurette, ‘The Lost Cinemas of Limehouse and Leytonstone’ featurette, ‘Zeppelins over London’ featurette, ‘Hitchcock’s Leytonstone Today’ stills featurette, ‘BBC Big Screen – The EMD Cinema’ featurette, ‘The Story of Aventure Malgache’ stills featurette

£10.00

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THE LAST DAYS OF THE EMD CINEMA

  

The historic EMD Cinema in Waltham Forest is widely regarded as one of London’s finest cinema buildings. Created by architect Cecil Massey and the world famous Russian stage designer Theodore Komisarjevsky, the venue was originally opened as the Granada Cinema in 1930. ‘The Last Days of The EMD Cinema’ traces the history of the venue from its early days as a ‘cine-variety’ theatre up to the highly controversial closure in 2003 and the lengthy public campaign to preserve it as a place of entertainment. Drawing extensively on footage shot during the closing night Gala Show in 2003 and previously unseen archive film, this DVD documentary provides a rare insight into the complex story of a unique cultural and architectural gem. The DVD also includes a bonus featurette examining the Christie Cinema Organ along with exclusive stills galleries and an audio track of the final Christie Organ concert. £10 incl. P&P

 

“an essential film”SCREEN TRADE MAGAZINE

 

***SOLD OUT***



THE PRISONER: 35 YEARS OF A TELEVISION PHENOMENON

  

On 17th May 2002, The McGuffins organised a special event at the EMD Cinema to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Patrick McGoohan’s classic TV series ‘The Prisoner’. Special guests included leading British character actor Kenneth Griffith, stuntman Frank Maher and film librarian and director Tony Sloman who all reminisced in depth about their time working on the show. The author Robert Fairclough was also in attendance to discuss his book ‘The Prisoner – The Official Companion To The Classic TV Series’. This video contains edited highlights of the evening along with bonus footage of additional interviews with the guests which took place backstage at the event. The video also offers a rare chance to see the original documentary ‘Portmeirion – The Place and Its Meaning’ which was screened on the night. Running time: 63 minutes approx.

VHS only. £6.99 incl. P&P.

 


Publications

 

EMD CINEMA – THE COMMEMORATIVE BROCHURE        ***Very Limited Stock***

  

 The McGuffins published this lavish limited edition brochure following the closure of the EMD Cinema in its current guise. Professionally produced on glossy art paper with a laminated colour cover, the brochure is beautifully illustrated with rare photographs and original advertising dating from the 1930’s to the closing night in January 2003. The brochure contains a full history of the cinema to date, from its early days as a ‘cine-variety’ theatre to the recent campaigns to save it from closure. Limited supply £5 incl. P&P



SIXTIES TV NIGHT – SOUVENIR PROGRAMME
Programme produced for the Sixties TV Night at the EMD Cinema in November 2001 ***SOLD OUT***


THE PRISONER: 35 YEARS OF A TELEVISION PHENOMENON – SOUVENIR PROGRAMME

Souvenir programme produced for the Prisoner’ celebration at the EMD Cinema in May 2002. ***SOLD OUT***



EMD CHARITY GALA SHOW – SOUVENIR BROCHURE

 Glossy A4 brochure produced for sale on the closing night of the EMD Cinema in January 2003. Lavishly illustrated and containing a full history of the cinema, this item is now highly collectable and in very limited supply. £40 incl. P&P.


Postcards

 

EMD Cinema Postcard Set
A set of four professionally produced postcards depicting classic images of the original Granada Cinema in 1930. £1 per set incl. P&P.



Limited Edition Dalek Postcards
A set of two postcards produced for the McGuffins Open Air Cinema 2006 screening of ‘Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.’. Very limited supply. £1 per set incl. P&P.

***SOLD OUT***


Badges  

 

EMD Badge

Standard design using McGuffin logo illustration. 75p incl. P&P.

***SOLD OUT***

 



Fridge Magnets  

 

EMD Fridge Magnet

Standard design using McGuffin logo illustration. £1 incl. P&P.

***SOLD OUT***

 



T-Shirts  

 

T-shirts will be back in stock shortly.