Invisible Cinema is Ben Waddington‘s exploration of the secret picture houses of Birmingham. The number of cinemas rose and fell with the 20th Century; most cities at one time boasting hundreds of screens. With the rise of the multiplex, their architecture was absorbed back into the fabric of the city. However, if you know what to look for, their presence can still be seen flickering in the shadows. Join Ben on a 94 minute feature searching for the city’s cinema screens that over time have been lost, forgotten, hidden or variously made invisible.
The walk is entirely an outdoor event but Ben will share images from his various visits to the cinema’s lost interiors.
Meet at Victoria Statue
94 minutes // 2 miles approx
This is a paid event. Please click here for TICKETS.
An event by: Associated Architects and Still Walking
Organised in association with: Birmingham Architectural Association and RIBA West Midlands