Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Invisible Cinema tour

Saturday 26th March, 2011

Electric foyer | 12:00 - 13:30

Ben Waddington leads a walking tour of some of Birmingham's lost and hidden picture houses.

Invisible Cinema is Ben Waddington's exploration of the secret picture houses of Birmingham. The number of cinemas rose and fell with the 20th Century; most cities at one time boasting hundreds of screens. With the rise of the multiplex, their architecture was absorbed back into the fabric of the city. However, if you know what to look for, their presence can still be seen flickering in the shadows. Join Ben on a 94 minute feature searching for the city's cinema screens that over time have been lost, forgotten, hidden or simply mislaid.

The tour will begin and end at the Electric cinema on Station Street.

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