Valentine’s Day was also the 20th Anniversary of the Cinema Museum moving to the Master’s House one of the last two buildings of the Lambeth Workhouse. Not only has this protected its collection, delivered education and wellbeing projects and offered a space for two screening rooms but it also sealed a link with Charlie Chaplin who lived in the Lambeth Workhouse as a child. The party was attended by volunteers, trustees and local supporters. There is still no official news as to the new owners (SLaM the NHS Trust who owned the site decided to sell the building but sadly not to the Cinema Museum and its Housing Association partners) but SE11View will keep you up to date. The Museum hopes to be able to work with the new owners to secure its future.
In the picture, by local photographer and volunteer on this occasion, Crispin Hughes, are trustees and volunteers from the museum with on the left, in the cap, world film history expert and Oscar Winner Kevin Brownlow.