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London’s Cinema Museum is keeping cinephilia alive. Can it be saved? | Sight & Sound | BFI

The threatened sale of the south London premises of the Cinema Museum would sacrifice a rare, grassroots collection of cinephile memorabilia – and a key community resource – to the forces of property speculation.

An usher in vintage uniform at London’s Cinema Museum

An usher in vintage uniform at London’s Cinema Museum

The Cinema Museum was founded by collectors and enthusiasts Ronald Grant and Martin Humphries in 1984 as a museum and archive of cinema-going and exhibition, principally during the eras of early cinema and Golden Age Hollywood. The museum’s contents pour out of each…

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6 comments on “London’s Cinema Museum is keeping cinephilia alive. Can it be saved? | Sight & Sound | BFI

  1. ksbeth
    03/17/2018

    i hope it can be saved

    Liked by 1 person

  2. beetleypete
    03/17/2018

    Despite living not far away at the time it opened, and being brought up close by, I had never visited this valuable museum. I only learned about it after I left London, as it is sadly poorly-advertised, and not enough people know of its existence. I have signed the petition, but fear commerce will prevail.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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  3. wavingatwales
    03/17/2018

    Before retiring to the West Country I worked for seven years in an indie cinema but sadly had never heard of this museum. Have signed and hope it can somehow be saved. Was brought up on Saturday morning pictures and have wonderful memories of trips to the flicks.

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