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Margate Time Warp

All Week | Dreamland | Free Entry

Take a trip through time at our pop-up video archive, exploring Margate on film over the last 100 years.

The Margate Time Warp is a major new project that celebrates the town’s vibrant history and diverse communities, using archive footage and local films from 1925 – present day.

Margate is a town of many faces, shifting and changing in it’s reputation with each generation. Once known as a thriving tourist hotspot in it’s prime, Margate fell into dereliction with the rise of cheaper international travel and a move to out-of-town shopping centres. Now, Margate is changing once again with the influx of artists and affluent Londoners, since the opening of the Turner Gallery – and of course, this year’s Turner Prize.


Pop-in to the pop-up at any time throughout the week. No tickets required – stay for 5 minutes or the full hour and share your own stories with #MFF19

Suitable for all ages.


Feature clips from the BFI Archive and Screen Archive South East.



This project is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network as part of Changing Times: Shifting Ground.

local film


Location: Dreamland foyer 

Country: UK

Running Time: Aprox 1hr

Year: 1925 – 2019

Cert: 12A


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