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The Cinema Museum

Cinemas Best Kept Secret

What is its future
Reserve places now while you still can. Details below.
Cost £37.50 Thursday 27th September 2008

Local Coach departures from 9am
Hutton Shenfield Brentwood

Other areas if demand

Inclusive of Local Coach, Lunch at our favourite Fish & Chip Restaurant
Specialist Presentation and a Short Film Show.
Time allowing we will visit to the Imperial War Museum

 The doors my not be open to the public forever. The museum existence is under threat from local development plans.
The Cinema Museum in Lambeth is one of London’s most eccentric museums.  Housed in the Victorian magnificence of the old Lambeth Work House where Charlie Chaplin’s mother and children where once admitted. The museum is one of London’s best-kept secrets. 
Can you remember continuous film shows, Saturday morning pictures, Charlie Chaplin films? 
The content of The Cinema Museum represents cinema's rich history from the earliest days to the present.  You will be in small groups for the museum guided tour which is conducted by its curators. The tour explores the museums vast collection of film memorabilia, including posters, art deco cinema chairs, and 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. 

Cinemas in the ’30s were fancy places. You were served by uniformed staff and a commissionaire to greet you, a hat-check person and usherettes. The uniforms were part of a cinema’s identity. The ’60s saw a decline in formal cinema-going, although The Empire in Leicester Square had a commissionaire up until the ’90s. The majority of the uniforms in the museum’s collection are from the 1940s.

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