Today is a dark day for three Northern English Museums and museum’s in general. One of three museum’s facing closure along with Museum Of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Manchester and York’s National Northern Rail Museum, is Bradford’s Film & Television Museum.
I first visited Bradford on 1993, on a recommendation by Barry Norman on BBC One’s Film ’93, and as a teenager becoming enamored with all things film, I loved it. At that time there were three or four floors of exhibits, showcasing the history of photography and film leading up the set of TV-AM, and the attached Pictureville Cinema, hosting an IMAX and England’s sole surviving Cinerama screen.
I watched the first act of This Is Cinerama (1952) here, glimpsed my first IMAX projection booth and on a later visit enjoyed the Ray Harryhausen exhibition. On my return visit in 2007, the tone had…
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