Super 8 Stories Extra Footage: Shopping Centre Santa

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Details

Location

Newtownards

Year

1980s

Source

DoubleBand Films

Format

16mm

colour

Length

07min 41sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

Doubleband Films, Roy Spence

Rights Holder

Roy Spence

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Description

Comber brothers, Noel and Roy Spence, were born on Christmas Day, grew up to be national award-winning film-makers and also spent half of each year designing and building Santa's Grottos for shopping centres and department stores across Northern Ireland. It was only natural then that they combined these interests to shoot this wonderful film of an early 1980s Grotto they built for Ards Shopping Centre on 16mm film. It stands now as testament to a lost time when stores and centres throughout the land pulled out all the stops in conjuring up winter wonderlands for children to visit Santa in. Sections of this footage were used in the Super 8 Stories Christmas Special.

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