Kew Bridge Studios

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The Kew Bridge Studios were a British film studio located in Kew Bridge, Brentford, west London which operated from 1919 to 1924. The site had originally been a theatre, but due to the rapid expansion of the British film industry after the First World War it switched to filmmaking as the existing studios were overspilling. The studios hosted a number of independent film-makers during the silent era, including Walter West and Guy Newall.[1]

The studios were hit by the rapid fall in the number of films being released due to the Slump of 1924 and by competition from better-equipped studios. After the studios closed down they were converted into the celebrated Q Theatre which occupied the site until the 1950s.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warren p.113-114
  2. ^ Low p.152

Bibliography[edit]

  • Low, Rachael. History of the British Film, 1918-1929. George Allen & Unwin, 1971.
  • Warren, Patricia. British Film Studios: An Illustrated History. Batsford, 2001.