N156NT/1965/Cinema 65/011

Letter from Philip Crick to Mr. Collins. Given Guilford as a central repertory cinema [“linked to the municipality and the film society”], and “an age where so many have cars” ten or 15 miles might be travelled to see a film; the impact of television might spell a shift in demand in “ordinary cinemas”, which might then restructure to project “intelligent cinema” in a place where people can “meet, eat, drink, talk, discuss, ideally.”; the Federation must be prodded further than being content with “hard-seat-church-hall-coffee-at-sixpence-a-time-culture”; Collins’ two proposals are part of five that will be pushed “from the floor” at the next AGM; the motives of membership forming a necessary “hard-core” are discussed at length.