Jack Perkins looks at John (Johnny) Bell's private cinema, Time Cinema and his film museum (collected over thirty years) located in Wellington's Lyall Bay.
Interview with Syd who welcomes the audience with pianola music, an introduction to the venue and screening programme by John Bell (which includes Deanna Durbin and March of Time movies, 1940s) and description of the projection box. Bell talks about how he got interested in the world of cinema, his favourite museum pieces, where he sources his old films from, film favourites and exceptional audience reactions. Interview with pensioner Thelma [?] who used to work part-time as an usherette at the Paramount Theatre in Wellington.