FINSBURY PARK CINEMA, London. An exterior view of the entrance to Finsbury Park Cinema advertising a varied programme, including a film of the heavyweight boxing bout between Jack Dempsey and Luis Angel Firpo fought on 14th September 1923. Photographed by Harry Bedford Lemere in October 1923
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EDITORS COMMENTS This print takes us back in time to the bustling streets of London in 1923. Standing proudly at the entrance of Finsbury Park Cinema, we are greeted by a sight that captures the essence of recreation, leisure, and sport during this era. The grand architecture of the cinema's exterior immediately catches our attention. Its ornate details and towering columns exude a sense of elegance and sophistication. Above the entrance, a vibrant marquee proudly displays an array of entertainment options for eager moviegoers. Amongst them is a film capturing one of boxing's most legendary moments – the heavyweight bout between Jack Dempsey and Luis Angel Firpo on September 14th. As we delve into this snapshot frozen in time, we can almost hear the buzz surrounding this monumental event. The anticipation fills the air as people eagerly line up outside Finsbury Park Cinema, awaiting their chance to witness history unfold on screen. Photographed by Harry Bedford Lemere in October 1923, this image not only showcases architectural beauty but also serves as a window into society's collective love for recreation and leisure activities during this period. It reminds us that even amidst busy city life, people sought solace and enjoyment through various forms of entertainment. With its rich historical significance and visual allure, this print transports us back to an era where cinema was more than just movies; it was an experience that brought communities together while celebrating both artistry and athleticism alike.
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