Jimmy Tarbuck & Tim Healy among Talking Pics stars
TV actor Tim Healy joined Jimmy Cricket and other celebrities at the Talking Pictures Festival of Film in Liverpool.
Famous Liverpool comic Jimmy Tarbuck also took part in the event at the Plaza Community Cinema Waterloo on Sunday 9 October.
Tim has appeared in many productions, including Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.
The programme was a British comedy-drama television programme about seven British construction workers who leave the UK to search for employment overseas.
It first aired in the early 1980s.
Jimmy is an English comedian, singer, actor, entertainer and game show host.
He hosted numerous game shows and quiz shows on ITV during the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s.
Radio DJ Mike Read was the compère and interviewer on Sunday.
Northern Irish comedian Jimmy posted later on social media: “Hi folks! What a fabulous nostalgic fun day with Noel, Maureen, Sarah, Archie, team members Jade, Michael, Kev @TalkingPicsTV.
He added: “I’d like to thank Sarah, Noel, Maureen and all the gang at Talking Pictures for a wonderful day out at the Plaza cinema in Crosby yesterday.
“As we walk the footpath to the future, it’s good to turn down memory lane now and then.”
The event was a celebration of film and TV history, and included lots of short films and lost TV episodes/films on the big screen.
Art Deco style
The community cinema has a long and illustrious history.
It opened on 2 September 1939, but was immediately closed again that same day due to regulations introduced by the outbreak of war!
Following the reopening two weeks later, the cinema offered full film programmes and live variety entertainment from well-known artists such as Tommy Handley, Arthur Askey, Charlie Chester, Ted Ray and Hylda Baker.
The venue faced being redeveloped in October 1995, but local people joined together to save the cinema.
Local fund-raising and volunteers restored it to pristine Art Deco-style glory.
Talking Pictures TV is an independent archive film and television channel.
It is available on Virgin 445, Freesat 306, Freeview or Youview 82 or on the Sky digital satellite platform, channel 328.