London Underground film map, 1916 – 2016

Ever wondered what the London Underground would look like if it was programmed by the Scala cinema? Wonder no more…

We’ve made the map to celebrate the Scalarama film festival, which happening all across the United Kingdom in September and in a room over a pub near you.

This article explains our choices in combining films with Tube stations.

Here’s a link to the map on its own page.

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Scala map of the London Night Tube (not all 267 stations) as a century of midnight movies, A3 jpg.

Scala map of the Night Tube, A3 PDF.

Fancy making your own one? Here are the kml and kmz files.

If you’re making maps based on Transport for London’s intellectual properties please respect their copyrights which are not in the public domain. Generally speaking, you’re on reasonably safe ground basing your designs on anything from before Harry Beck’s designs.

Reelstreets, Movie Locations, British Film Locations, Brit Movie, the Colonial Film Archive, BFI Screen Online and ‘London Movie Guide‘ by Simon James were all invaluable for research.

Thanks to Roz Kaveney, David Cairns and Shruti Naryanswami, Jane Giles, Helen DeWitt, Will Fowler and Vic Pratt at BFI, Stephen Woolley, Kim Newman, Phil Foxwood and Michael Pierce at Cinema Nation for all their help and advice. We are not worthy, etc.

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