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.
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The museum’s collection includes items relating to film production,film exhibition & the experience of cinema-going from the earliest days to present.
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It also holds examples of every gauge of film projector, professional & amateur, ever manufactured.
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Films by Mitchell and Kenyon, the Blackburn film production company, dating from 1899 to 1906 are also archived here!
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The museum also houses historic posters & signs, Art Deco cinema chairs, ushers’ uniforms from the 1940s & ‘50s, tickets, ashtrays & popcorn cartons.
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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...
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...using specially adapted projectors, to screenings of modern television culture.
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It is also developing a growing reputation for its eclectic range of events! The full range can be accessed directly from their website.
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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!
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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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