Frank Matcham’s Masterpieces on Film

4th April 2019 | 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Frank Matcham’s Masterpieces on Film

A chance to see a special film presentation originally screened at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in 2017, presented by Richard Norman.

Frank Matcham designed many theatres, some of which have been used in feature films as location sets. Modern films show them in all their glory, sometimes their originality is rediscovered in old films giving us an opportunity to appreciate what they were like in action, especially if they no longer exist. Venues like Brighton Hippodrome, Finsbury Park Empire, Winter Gardens Drury Lane and London Palladium, are just a few to mention that have provided filmgoers with some interesting examples.

A selection of these films will be reviewed and discussed in an illustrated talk on the subject especially created to highlight Frank Matcham’s work as ‘theatre architect extraordinaire’

About Richard Norman

Richard Norman is a founder member of the Frank Matcham Society and has a special interest in the history of building architecture designed for public entertainment, this includes music halls, theatres and cinemas. He has presented many talks on these subjects for local history and specialist societies including the Tate Modern and the Victoria & Albert Museum

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