A Treat For Film Nerds: The Cinema Museum In London! 🇬🇧
Located in Kennington, London, The Cinema Museum was founded in 1986 as a private collection of cinema history & memorabilia by Ronald Grant...
...and Martin Humphries. Its current building was once a workhouse where Charlie Chaplin lived as a child, when his mother was stricken with poverty.
The museum’s collection includes items relating to film production,film exhibition & the experience of cinema-going from the earliest days to present.
It also holds examples of every gauge of film projector, professional & amateur, ever manufactured.
Films by Mitchell and Kenyon, the Blackburn film production company, dating from 1899 to 1906 are also archived here!
The museum also houses historic posters & signs, Art Deco cinema chairs, ushers’ uniforms from the 1940s & ‘50s, tickets, ashtrays & popcorn cartons.
The museum seeks to celebrate all aspects of cinema, and the moving image from silent films shown in exactly the correct gauge & at the right speed...
...using specially adapted projectors, to screenings of modern television culture.
It is also developing a growing reputation for its eclectic range of events! The full range can be accessed directly from their website.
Lesser known to tourists but well known to Londoners, a steady stream of people regularly book the 45-minute guided tour, often led by Martin himself!
Alongside its status as the most loved culture spot, the cinema bar was also rated the 8th best pub in Kennington by the Londonist readers in 2013.
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