Tilford Cinema Corporation

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Tilford Cinema Corporation, also known as Tilford Cinema Studios, was a film studio business headquartered in New York City with film operations and studio activity in Miami, Florida.[1] It was a pioneer in the studio for hire contracting system.[2] The business was established in 1920 and was led by Walter Ford Tilford and Thomas W. Switzler.[3]

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Tilford Cinema Corporation
IndustryFilm production
Founded1920; 103 years ago (1920)
United States
Poster for Ramshackle House

An ad for its services ran in a 1921 edition of Wid's Yearbook.[4] The business was run by Walter Ford (W. F.) Tilford.[5]

Sets and studio space for filming The Purple Highway were provided by Tilford.[6]

In 1922, Tilford bought out Gotham Pictures.[7]

Wiard Boppo Ihnen became part owner and secretary of the film company.[8]

Tilford used Miami Studios buildings.[9]

The company ran short of financing despite optimism after the three films shot at the Miami studio in 1924 becoming moneymakers. It folded and made no more films.[10]