British Film Institute

In 1996 the BFI ran the Cinema 100 Cinema Heritage Plaque scheme which commemorated 126 individuals, places, buildings and a railway engine nominated by the public for their contributions to a century of British cinema.

http://www.bfi.org.uk/filmtvinfo/faq/regions/centenaryplaques.pdf

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1896-1898 site of the first film studio and laboratory created by James Williamson

156 Church Road, Hove, United Kingdom

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Dame Flora Robson (1902-1984) distinguished film and theatre actress lived here happily 1961-1976

14 Marine Gardens, Brighton, United Kingdom

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North-West of this Church stood The Shoreham Film Studio, home of The Progress Film Company 1915-1923

Kings Walk, Shoreham-by-sea, United Kingdom

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St. Ann's Well Gardens site of the film studio 1897-1903 created by George Albert Smith

St Annes Well Gardens, Hove, United Kingdom

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Duke of York's Cinema. One of the earliest purpose-built Cinemas still operating. First screening 22nd September 1910

Preston Circus, Brighton, United Kingdom

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Donald Crisp (1880-1974)

Aberfeldy's Main Square, Aberfeldy, United Kingdom

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Aldeburgh Cinema / Laetitia Gifford

Aldeburgh Cinema, 51 High St, Aldeburgh, United Kingdom

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Charlie Chaplin

Cannon Cinema, Aldershot, United Kingdom

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On this site stood the Tivoli Theatre, the first cinema screening in Leicester 15th June 1896 Harvard's Cinematoscope

171 Belgrave Gate, Leicester, United Kingdom

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Sir Alec Guinness In recognition of his unique contribution to British Cinema

Upper St. Martin's Lane, London, United Kingdom

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Graham Greene, Screenwriter - Film Critic - Novelist - Apprentice Sub-Editor "The Journel" 1926 - "I have happy memories of this bizarre old building ..."

Express Buildings, Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Albert E. Smith Early Hollywood pioneer, co-founder of Vitagraph Studios, awarded special "Oscar" 1947 lived here in his youth

74 West Street, Faversham, United Kingdom

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Richard Todd Resident Star Elstree Studios The Dam Busters and many others 1948-1962

Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, London, United Kingdom

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Peter Cushing Star of Hammer Films and many other motion pictures 'A true Gentleman'

Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Borehamwood, United Kingdom

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Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) pioneer of motion photography lived here 1894-1904

2 Liverpool Rd, Kingston Upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom

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Robert W. Paul (1869-1943) British cinema pioneer, inventor, manufacturer, producer, exhibitor and cinematographer opened his workshop here 1891

44 Hatton Garden, London, United Kingdom

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Sean Connery born Fountainbridge (25th August 1930) Oscar winning actor. International film star

Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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George Groves leading pioneer of cinema sound won many Oscars at Warner Bros. Studios, Hollywood, 1925-1972 born here in 1901

57 Duke Street, St Helens, Merseyside, United Kingdom

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Billy Liar the classic comedy of the Swinging Sixties was filmed here 1962

Southgate, Bradford, United Kingdom

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Charlie Chaplin attended The Central London District Schools here from 1896-1898

Hanwell Community Centre, Westcott Crescent, Hanwell, London, United Kingdom

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Eric Campbell the great icon of screen villainy Chaplin's Bogeyman born in Dunoon 1878

Castle House Museum, Dunoon, United Kingdom

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Sir David Lean (1908-1991) director of many famous British films including Brief Encounter filmed here in 1945

Carnforth Station, Warton Road, Carnforth, United Kingdom

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Stanley S. A. Watkins (1888-1975) George R. Groves (1901-1976) The British electrical engineers who worked in America for Western Electric and Warner Bros. and played major roles in the development of 'Talking Pictures'.

Warners Cinema, Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom

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On this site stood The Pandora Gallery where films were first shown to the public outside London 25th March 1896

132 Kings Road, Brighton, United Kingdom

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Lord Richard Attenborough made his first appearance on the stage, in a production by the Leicester Drama Society, here at the Little Theatre in 1937 aged 13 years

Little Theatre, Dover Street, Leicester, United Kingdom

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Victoria Electric Picture Palace, New Victoria, Moulin Rouge. Nottingham's first purpose-built cinema stood on this site 24th March 1910 - 28th February 1970

Milton Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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The Grand Theatre, site of Nottingham's first public screening of films on 13th July 1896

The Boulevard Gardens, Radford Road, Hyson Green, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Cary Grant Archibald Leach the great Hollywood star was a pupil here 1915 - 1918

Fairlawn Road, Montpelier, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Archibald Leach a pupil at this school 1909-1915 He gained great fame as Cary Grant

Bishop Road School, Bishopston, BS7 8LS, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Worthing Pier Site of the first Moving Picture Show in Worthing 31st August 1896

Worthing Pier, Worthing, United Kingdom

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Mitchell & Kenyon Blackburn's pioneering cinematographers and producers of Norden Films were based here 1897-1901

Lord Street, Blackburn, United Kingdom

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On this site stood Guildford's first Cinema West's Picture Palace Opened in the Constitutional Hall 8th September 1909

High Street, Guildford, United Kingdom

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The Picture House. The oldest surviving cinema in Liverpool opened 26th December 1927

Woolton Picture House, 3 Mason Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Lindsay Anderson (1923-1994) film and theatre director, critic and writer ‘This sporting Life', ‘If', ‘The Whales of August', lived here 1977-1994

Stirling Mansions, 12 Canfield Road, NW6, London, United Kingdom

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Cecil M. Hepworth British Film Pioneer born here 19th March 1874

17 Somerset Gardens, Lewisham, SE13, London, United Kingdom

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Birt Acres (1854–1918) film pioneer

19 Park Road, Barnet, London, United Kingdom

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Bradford Civic Playhouse James Hill Film Writer and Director began his career here 1936.

4, Chapel Street, Bradford, United Kingdom

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Tony Richardson Film Maker Lived here from 1928 to 1948.

28, Bingley Road, Saltaire, United Kingdom

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Kinema In The Woods England's unique rear projection Kinema Films have been shown here continuously since August 1922

Kinema in the Woods, Woodhall Spa, United Kingdom

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James Mason Renowned International Film Star Born Croft House, Marsh, Huddersfield 15th May 1909

Huddersfield Library, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, United Kingdom

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On this site stood The Midland Electric Theatre (The Picture House) Derby's first purpose-built cinema opened 27th July 1910

4 Babington Lane, Derby, United Kingdom

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The classic film The Railway Children was filmed at Oakworth Station 1970

Oakworth Station, Oakworth, United Kingdom

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The Empire Palace Theatre site of the first moving picture show in Scotland 13th April 1896 (New Edinburgh Festival Theatre)

Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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On this site stood Merton Park Studios 1929-1967 home of the 'Edgar Wallace Mysteries' and war-time propaganda films

Long Lodge, Kingston Road, London, United Kingdom

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Cecil Hepworth (1874 - 1953) British film pioneer, lived in this house as a child.

32 Cantelowes Road, London, United Kingdom

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John Barry (born 3rd November 1933) Oscar winning film music composer lived here 1933-1947

Hull Road, York, United Kingdom

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On this site stood the Alpha Cinematograph Works ???????? of film pioneer Arthur Melbourne-Cooper (????-????)

Alma Road, St Albans, United Kingdom

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Childhood home of Alan Bates actor born 1934

3 Derwent Avenue, Allestree, United Kingdom

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John Codman (1876-1935) pioneer of the cinema. Arloeswr y sinema. Condman's Enterprises Cine-Variety

Mostyn Street, Llandudno, United Kingdom

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On this site stood The Palace September 1910 - November 1956 Rushden's first cinema

High St, Rushden, United Kingdom

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