Moving Stories: the History of Cinema

Guided Tour

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A guided heritage tour/talk and film show on the history of moving pictures St George's Hall. Find out about the ground-breaking cinema history of the site and view film footage of Bradford from the early 1900s. Discover how the manager of St George’s Hall, Sydney .H. Carter was a pioneer in cinema, presenting moving pictures here first in 1896 and that from the early 1900s film was regularly shown. Discover how Carter eventually bought the venue, turned it into a cinema, developed his own film distribution company and a string of cinemas across the north of England. Look around St George's Hall to see how it was run as a cinema for over 20 years. Meet volunteer actors playing characters from the cinema era. Then buy an ice cream and sit in the stunning auditorium to recreate the experience of audiences from 1902 by viewing BFI Mitchell & Kenyon film footage of Bradfordians from that time.

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Free entry

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Venue Details

St George's Hall
Bridge Street


Full information on where to park can be obtained from the Box Office staff when booking your tickets.

Designated parking spaces are available for disabled patrons at the Alhambra on Morley Street and on Randall Well Street opposite the Love Apple Cafe Bar. Please access the Morley Street spaces via Great Horton Road at the side of the Alhambra.

There is a drop-off and pick-up point in the lay-by outside St George's Hall for wheelchair users.

For further information please ask for a copy of our leaflet Access to Bradford Theatres when booking your tickets.

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