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Film and cinematography

We’re based in Bradford, the first ever UNESCO City of Film, so naturally we’re passionate about cinema. Cinema screenings, film festivals, and cinematography in our collection: read more about everything to do with film at the museum.

Magic lantern lever slide depicting a wizard, close-up detail

You might not realise it, but early British cinema and magic are very closely linked. Magicians used the new moving pictures as part of their shows; film-makers used the popularity of magicians to create appealing films.

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