Cinema Open Day
Join us on Sunday 22nd September for Cinema Open Day – a unique chance to learn more about the history and inner workings of our historic, Grade II listed, Picture House.
You’ll be free to explore the beautiful auditorium of the 1914 cinema anytime between 10am-3pm, via a self-guided tour, where you can learn lots of fascinating facts about the building and its century-long history.
You can also book yourself onto one of our free Projection Room Tours, where you can discover the history of projection technologies from one of our trained projectionists. You will learn how the cinema has evolved and adapted over the years, from traditional 16mm and 35mm analogue formats which have been preserved, to the modern day digital technologies mostly used today.
Projection Room Tours will take place at 10.30am, 11.15am, 12noon, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm. Booking is essential via: bit.ly/2TevN1f
Unfortunately, the projection room is only accessible via two flights of stairs, and so the tours aren’t accessible for everyone. For anyone unable to attend a tour because of this, you can see inside the projection room, as well all parts of the cinema building, using this 3D map (courtesy of Apollo 3D): bit.ly/2KzDzPk
This event is part of Heritage Open Days, and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players.
To find out more about how the National Lottery Heritage Fund is supporting the Hyde Park Park Picture House, please visit: thepicturehouseproject.com
Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, giving everyone the opportunity to see hidden places and try out new experiences, all of which are free. For more info, visit: heritageopendays.org.uk