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Exhibition, Wed 5 Sep - Sun 28 Oct 2018, free entry


Panavision in Pictures

Panavision in Pictures


National Science and Media Museum,
West Yorkshire,

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 5 Sep - Sun 28 Oct Panavision in Pictures
Sat 20 Oct - Sun 4 Nov CBBC's The Dengineers
Wed 6 - Sun 10 Feb Yorkshire Games Festival 2019


Ken Danvers’ photographs capture behind-the-scenes glimpses of widescreen film-making in the 1950s and 60s.

In the 1950s and 60s, movies got bigger: big screen formats appeared, designed to entice audiences away from their TV sets and back to the cinema.

Panavision developed two new widescreen processes—Super Panavision 70 and Ultra Panavision 70. Offering unrivalled image and sound quality, they were designed to be used on epic films made by big-name directors and featuring huge stars.

Ken Danvers was a photographer who worked on film sets to produce publicity pictures as well as more candid shots of the stars. This small selection from over 1,000 of Danvers’ photographs held by the National Science and Media Museum shows the kind of images these ‘specials’ (as they were known) produced.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 5 Sep - Sun 28 Oct 2018
Galleries and museum shop Open daily 10.00–18.00

Cinemas and bar Open daily 10.00–late


Free entry



See location of National Science and Media Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 161327  Lat: 53.79091 Long: -1.75609

By Road:
One mile from end of M606.

By Public Transport:
Come out of Bradford Interchange, turn left at The BradfordHotel, follow signs to museum. The museum is a five minute walk from the Interchange.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Bradford Interchange station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality