Welcome to The London Project
The London Project is a major study of the film business in London,
1894-1914, organised by the AHRB Centre for British Film and Television Studies. The London Project has
produced a searchable database documenting cinemas and film businesses in London before the
First World War.
The London Project is examining how the new film industry developed in London, from the first peepshow Kinetoscope parlour in Oxford Street opened by Maguire & Baucus in October 1894, through to the building of studios in the suburbs and the dynamic spread of cinemas large and small throughout the city, as well as documenting London's leading role as a worldwide sales and distribution centre for film.
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