National Film Theatre, South Bank, London: the main entrance

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RIBApix ref no RIBA42473
Architect/DesignerLondon County Council. Architects Department
Artist/PhotographerToomey, Bill (1922-)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1957
Image Date1958
StyleModern Movement
Library ReferenceAP450/100
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The National Film Theatre (NFT) initially opened in a temporary building, the Telekinema, at the Festival of Britain in 1951. It moved to this location under Waterloo Bridge, replacing the Thameside restaurant, in 1957. The NFT was renamed the British Film Institute Southbank (BFI Southbank) in 2007.

Subject tags

entrances, cinemas, cultural centres