Music for Films: Saving the Cinema Museum


First broadcast 8pm, 14th November 2017 Resonance FM in London

1 hour version, first broadcast 8pm, 14th November 2017 on Resonance FM in London. Safe for work.

2 hour 10 min podcast version, not safe for work (some profanity).

Roz Kaveney and Tim Concannon revisit the Cinema Museum in Kennington and interview broadcaster Neil Brand about the need to save the building from developers.

They also revisit a 2012 stroll round a corner of Greenwich Village, New York and the magic space where revolutionaries in jazz, the rights of man, and the rights of the LGBT community worldwide, all cross paths.

More thoughts about the campaign to save the Cinema Museum are on our blog.

Sign the Cinema Museum’s petition.

Big love to WBAI Radio in New York City and ‘Hour of the Wolf‘ in this show at about 12 minutes in, as Jim Freund talks about the Elgin Theatre, New York, birthplace of midnight movies. You can subscribe to the ‘Hour of the Wolf’ as a podcast with this RSS feed.

Update 07/12/17: The Department of Health gave the building’s owners, SLaM, permission to sell to The Cinema Museum “off market”. The Museum has put in a competitive bid. The Department of Health have suggested that the Musueum makes the ‘value case’, which SLaM can take into account (SLaM don’t have to sell to the highest bidder).

The Cinema Museum says:

“If SLaM sell on a ‘for financial profit’ only basis the trustees fear for the future of the workhouse that Chaplin lived in, our Museum, our collections and most importantly our wellbeing and education work”.

Keep signing and sharing the petition!