The ECA public engagement event in Rotterdam took place in the CINERAMA cinema which opened in 1960 in the former Scala cinema. Thunnis Van Oort gave an introduction on the European Cinema Audiences project and interactivey presented the database. The lecture was live illustrated by thematic clips of the interviews in the different cities based on the coding. Afterwards, Van Oort gave the floor to two of the interviewed ladies in a conversation about their participation in the project and most beautiful cinema memories. The oral histories were then symbolically handed over to the director of the City Archives who will preserve them and make them even more widely available. The lecture was complemented by presentations of other projects on Rotterdam’s cultural public, which nicely intertwined the ECA interviews with other ongoing historical research in the city in collaboration with the City Archives. The event concluded with drinks in the lobby of the historic cinema.