Fitzrovia gallery holds film poster exhibition at Albert Hall

A long-established gallery in Fitzrovia is holding a major exhibition of film posters at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the venue’s very first Festival of Film.

Framed poster on wall.

War of the Worlds poster on show in the Amphi Corridor at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Movie Poster Art Gallery has been in Fitzrovia for nearly 20 years. Originally it opened in Newman Street in 1997 and then moved to its current home in Colville Place in 2002. It is believed to be the longest running gallery of its kind in London.

Tim Maddison and Martyn Willis who run the gallery say the exhibition at the Albert Hall will be the largest display of movie posters they have ever created.

The display which opened this month features 57 all-original and vintage movie posters celebrating films with iconic poster graphics and outstanding musical scores, from Jaws and Star Wars (John Williams) to The Godfather (Nino Rota), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Henry Mancini), Taxi Driver (Bernard Herrman), James Bond (John Barry) and many more.

Music to the Eyes will be on display in the Amphi Corridor and can be viewed when attending a performance at the Hall until 8 November 2016, or on the following free open days: Sunday 16 October: 10am-2pm; Saturday 29 October: 10am-4pm: free Guided Tour, starting at 11.55am from the Café Bar; Friday 4 November: 10am-4pm; Saturday 5 November: 10am-4pm; and Sunday 6 November: 10am-4pm. All items will be for sale. Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP.

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