Thursday March 7th 2013
Visit to the Cinema Museum
Wednesday 6th. February 2013
The Cinema Museum (London) is a charitable organisation founded in 1986 by Ronald Grant and Martin Humphries from their own private collection of cinema history and memorabilia. It is based at 2 Dugard Way in the London Borough of Lambeth, the administration block of the former Lambeth Workhouse. The workhouse has a link to cinema history as Charlie Chaplin lived there as a child
when his mother faced destitution.
The museum's collection includes items relating to film production, film exhibition and the experience of cinema-going from the earliest days of cinema to the present. According to Time Out, "The Cinema Museum in Lambeth boasts an idiosyncratic collection of film memorabilia, including posters, art deco cinema chairs, ushers‘ uniforms from the 1940s and ‘50s, tickets, ashtrays and popcorn cartons, as well as an archive boasting hundreds of books, photos and 17 million feet of film." The museum is run as a charity, earning income through syndicating pictures from its archive to national papers and magazines.
The tour costs £8.00 per person and includes 30 minutes of film. It is fully accessible and has a lift.
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