The Cinema Museum Wins Time Out Award
Londoners voted the Cinema Museum “Most Loved Culture Spot” in the 2018 Time Out Love Awards. Established in 1986 by collectors Ronald Grant and Martin Humphries, the museum documents and celebrates the history of cinema-going. Its trove of artifacts, memorabilia, and pieces of equipment dating back to the early years of cinema is viewable by tour, booked in advance. The museum also sustains the culture of cinema-going with a full program of screenings and events each month.
Although this Time Out award underscores the value of the Cinema Museum in the eyes of the public, the museum remains under threat. Since 1998, the museum has been located in the Lambeth Workhouse in South London where Charlie Chaplin spent time as a child; however, due to redevelopment of the area, the building has been put up for sale and the museum’s lease has been set to expire.
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For more information about the Cinema Museum, read a recent profile in Sight & Sound magazine.
Posted on May 20, 2018.