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Partially thanks to Hitchcock and Bob Dylan, the Royal Albert Hall is one of the most famous concert halls in the world. A century and a half after its inauguration by Queen Victoria, the multifunctional culture palace hosts everything from the symphony orchestra to rock musicals.
In The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), Doris Day screamed so loud that she even drowned out the London Symphony Orchestra. The blood-curdling climax of the Alfred Hitchcock thriller takes place in Royal Albert Hall. The villain of the film is plotting to shoot a foreign head of state from one of the boxes. The cold-blooded murder is planned during the bombastic closing notes of the Storm Clouds Cantata, so the audience cannot hear the shot. Only our heroine can avert impending doom as the sounds of the orchestra reach a crescendo.