Steve Aldred worked as a projectionist in the empire Cinema, Widnes until it closed in 1983. He met his wife Mena at the Empire – she worked as an usherette. Steve hadn’t been to a cinema since the empire, but we were lucky enough to have him involved in creating the A Small Cinema in Widnes. Local film-maker Tim Brunsdsen made this film about Steve and Mena in which he talks about his work and goes on his first cinema visit in 28 years to the Plaza Community Cinema in Waterloo. This film was made specially for A Small Cinema in Widnes.