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The Lambeth Palace // Banksy

February 28, 2010

The UK premiere of Banksy’s film Exit Through the Gift Shop can’t be ordinary! For the event, Banksy built a 150-seat cinema under Waterloo train station. Dubbed Lambeth Palace, the auditorium which can easy be London’s grungiest cinema, boasts a popcorn stall and a lounge bar!

“The foyer boasts a few of Banksy’s latest artworks. Against one brick wall, effigies of the Queen and Prince Philip are seen unveiling a big white anarchist sign. On another is a big Hollywood-style sign for production company, Paranoid Pictures. In a corner is a fake bonfire, burning a selection of 18th- and 19th-century paintings, portraits of Napoleon and Queen Victoria among them. There is an ice-cream van from which a youngish man with a goatee beard serves popcorn and soda.”

The film will be showing daily until 4 March, 2010. All guests were given cans of spray paint (400ml cans of Ironlak) as parting gifts. How cool!

Turn to page 2 for more pics of Lambeth Palace…


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