A Queen Is Crowned (Exempt)

Director Castleton Knight. Written by: Christopher Fry. Documentary

When Queen Elizabeth the Second was crowned on 2nd June 1953, many of Britain's leading cinematic artists were commissioned to create this wonderful record of the event. Narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier, it conveys the sights and sounds, the pomp and pageantry, the very spirit of that unforgettable day. Oscar-nominee and BAFTA-winner, A Queen is Crowned is one of the greatest films of an historical event ever made.

Starring Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Seeing the whole ceremony in colour for the first time made everyone gasp at the detail; somehow it looked almost contemporary. Despite low numbers our audience was highly appreciative - heartening, as this was our first ever film show!

Very well received, nostalgic for those who remembered 1952 and an eye opener for those rather younger!

A unique look at the Coronation and how such a lot of things have changed over 70 years

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