The Lost Cinemas of South London - Guided Walking Tour
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Join CoolWalks for a walk through South London’s cinemas past and present.
Address:155 Walworth Rd
Post code:SE17 1RS
DescriptionLearn about the evolution of movie watching from the 1880s through to its cultural peak during wartime, and its decline in the 60s. As we thread our way through the streets we begin to witness vividly the cinema catastrophe of the very recent past when the highstreets lay littered with vacant auditoria. Conjuring a time when South London attracted huge audiences to its cinemas – particularly to some of the large supercinemas around Elephant & Castle. Finally we will make a poignant stop at the Coronet before enjoying hospitality at the Melodramatic Elephant in the Haunted Castle exhibition, hosted at CoolTan Arts new home in the old Newington Library. What will the future hold for cinema going in our new urban landscape? This walk is organised in collaboration with The Melodramatic Elephant in the Haunted Castle performance and exhibition, on at 155 Walworth Road from 9 - 20 December. www.elephantmelodrama.com
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