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Picture Palaces of Liverpool

8 April 2016 by Anne

The Reel Stories exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool focuses on original film posters and memorabilia to celebrate Liverpool’s role in films over the past 60 years. Alongside this, the exhibition also includes a large panel which reproduces a selection of Stewart Bale images that highlight some of Liverpool’s and the surrounding area’s, more sumptuous picture palaces of the past; built in the hey-day of cinema-going, these buildings often matched the glamour of the silver screen, with many constructed in the sleek lines of modern Art Deco architecture.

Black and white photo of cinema

Paramount, London Road (1934)

Included in the display of Bale images is this one of the Paramount Theatre cinema, London Road, Liverpool (1934). It is a night shot commissioned by Boro Electric Signs, Manchester during the year of its completion, to record the neon lighting which brings the Art Deco defining lines into brilliant life.  Read more…

On the Waterfront (2)

28 September 2009 by Sam

film screening on a screen in the museum's window

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the On the Waterfront events over the weekend, which involved free films shown on a gigantic screen in the Museum of Liverpool’s window. Any sort of open air event in this country is very much at the mercy of the weather, especially on a late September evening at an exposed spot like the Pier Head. I hadn’t seen the classic Marlon Brando film ‘On the Waterfront’ before though, so armed with a flask of hot chocolate and some warm clothing I braved the elements. Read more…



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