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Abandoned Projectors

Part 3: The Lyrics Last Picture Show

I’m finally concluding my Lyric Picture House Trilogy of Blogs, which ends with a photographic gathering of the visits to my favourite childhood place, the place that was The Cinema of My Youth that was fleetingly re-opened after 22 years from its dormant state of being untouched by human eyes for Lucy Skaer’s Film for an Abandoned Projector only then to be entombed yet again from our loving gaze… such a sad waste.

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Return to The Lyric

Part 2: Waxing Lyrical

I’ve returned to the Cinema of my Youth on a cold wet-n-windy October night last week, it was for an evening titled ‘In Conversation with Lucy Skaer’, the 2009 Turner Prize nominated Artist, as she explores her interest in the rapport between film and sculpture; the projector and the resulting spiritual space created by it. Continue reading Return to The Lyric

The Lyric Trilogy

Part 1: THE CINEMA OF MY YOUTH

The Lyric Picture House, September 2011 by Carl Milner

Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood | Image courtesy of starwars.com ©2011

We all have our favourite cinemas from our childhood; some lucky kids had Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Holly wood Boulevard. Pictured here at the opening of Star Wars in 1977.

In sharp contrast for me, it was The Lyric Picture House on Tong Road in Leeds, built 5 years before Grauman’s in 1922 by Leeds Architects Jones & Continue reading The Lyric Trilogy