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Tewkesbury Museum “Let’s go to the Flicks in Tewkesbury”

64 Barton Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5PX

Tewkesbury has a long history for cinema goers. Come and see memorabilia from bygone cinemas and discover the art of creating cinema through flick books. Take a trip through memory lane, with vintage posters and magic lanterns.

Known to some as the pictures and some as the Flicks, Tewkesbury has a fascinating history of cinemas. The Diamond Jubilee Year 1897 was marked with an animated public showing, before a fascinated audience of Tewkesbury circus goers. The Philharmonic Hall housed films and live acts but was remodelled in 1911 as the George Watson Memorial Hall and films were out. As there was clearly a viable proposition for cinema in the town, the burnt out shell of Walkers Engineering Works, home of fairground manufacturing, was instantly transformed into 'The Palace'. Come and see our exhibition of memorabilia continuing with the Sabrina Cinema which opened on 5th May 1934. Sabrina closed at end of September 1963 and was demolished to make way for the redevelopment including building Roses Theatre in 1974. Our cinema history continues. Come and create your own cinema flick book and complete our cinema quiz.

This event took place in September 2023 and the entry is now archived.

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Tewkesbury Museum

Date last modified: 17th August 2023 at 13:58