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Christopher Fowler
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The upside to living in what has now become the world's most popular city is that new things are opening all the time. In October, Scotland Yard's so-called 'Black Museum' - a phrase they are keen to distance themselves from, except that here at Fowler Towers there are long memories - opens to the public at the Museum of London. From Jack the Ripper to the Acid Bath Murders and the Great Train…
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Christopher Fowler
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London
There are more secret cinemas than ever popping up in the capital, but the daddy is still the first, whose motto is 'Tell No-One'. One now-legendary screening transported punters from Canary Wharf tube station by bus, curtains closed and attended by air hostesses from "Utopia Airways". A set of Blade Runner's Chinatown, Los Angeles, November 2019 featured a bikini-clad woman with an albino python…
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Christopher Fowler
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The Arts
A friend of mine organises private cinema, showing forgotten films and organising one-to-one group discussions afterwards that invoke the Chatham House Rule*. But she's not the only one currently doing this. As the Independent points out, if you're looking for a sign that the age of Odeon is over, the current bizarre vogue for tiny cinemas is a case of the smaller, the better as various shacks…
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