Wednesday 7 February 2018

The Cinema Museum - Celluloid Sorceress, Laurel & Hardy Society, Silent Comedy Weekend, Kennington Bioscope, Badlands Collective

Celluloid Sorceress February 28th, Laurel & Hardy Society March 3rd, Silent Comedy Weekend March 10th, Kennington Bioscope March 14th, Badlands Collective March 17th
Celluloid Sorceress Presents D.C. Cab (AKA Street Fleet) 1983, Weds 24th February @ 7:30pm
The Celluloid Sorceress brings her look at the career of Joel Schumacher to the Cinema Museum with a rare screening of one of The Lost Boys (1987) director’s pre-breakthrough hits, unavailable on DVD and blu ray in the UK.
Albert Hockenberry (Adam Baldwin) arrives in the nation’s capital planning to join the ailing cab company of his father’s Vietnam buddy Harold (Max Gail). Landing amongst a traditional band of ‘80s misfits Albert finds a business barely afloat and propped up by bricks.
When a $10,000 reward is offered for an antique violin left in the back of one of the cabs the firm’s fortunes look like they’re about to change, but screwball chaos ensures. When Albert is then kidnapped the team have to decide whether they can work together and save the day!  Find out more here.

Advanced tickets are £6 - click below to purchase from Billetto or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.
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The Live Ghost Tent - Quarterly meeting of the Laurel & Hardy Society, Sat 3rd March @ 3pm
A Tribute to James Finlayson. The films we intend to show are With Love and Hisses (1927), short directed by Fred Guiol; Men O’War(1929), short directed by Lewis R. Foster; The Hoose-Gow(1929), short directed by James Parrott; Night Owls (1930), short directed by James Parrott; and Bonnie Scotland (1935), directed by James W. Horne.
The meeting runs from 3pm to 7pm.
More details on our Facebook page.


The membership fee is for one year and includes entrance to our meetings and a copy of our international quarterly magazine the Intra-Tent Journal.
Single cost of membership is £12 per annum, £15 for a couple living at the same address.
Non-members are welcome and we ask for a donation of £5 per meeting. Children under the age of 12, accompanied by an adult are admitted free.
Kennington Bioscope Silent Comedy Weekend, Saturday March 10th - Sunday March 11th (10am - 10:15pm both days)
On the 10th and 11th of March the Kennington Bioscope will present a Silent Comedy Weekend (in support of the Cinema Museum). The event is expected to run from 10.00 till 22.15 on both Saturday and Sunday.
The event will feature many rare and fantastic gems from the BFI archive and the personal collection of film historian and national treasure, Kevin Brownlow. Mr Brownlow himself with curators from the Kennington Bioscope will be on hand to introduce the films. We will have the leading silent film pianists in the UK, John Sweeney, Cyrus Gabyrusch, Lillian Henley and Meg Morley.
Films and presentations featuring Buster Keaton, Monty Banks, Charley Chase, Raymond Griffith, Beatrice Lillie, Max Linder and more.  Find out more here.

Weekend Ticket £30 / One Day £18 / After 2pm £12. Click below to purchase from Ticket Tailor.
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Kennington Bioscope presents; Another Evening of 9.5mm films, Weds 14th March @ 7:30pm
For those unacquainted with the format, 9.5mm was a home movie gauge launched in the 1920s and is of similar quality to 16mm. Many silent films survive only in this form. Kevin began his career by collecting films on 9.5mm in the 1950s.
His programme this time includes a five-reel print of Casanova (1927), directed by Alexandre Volkoff and starring Ivan Mozzhukhin, Suzanne Bianchetti and Diana Karenne. This spectacular production was shot on location in Venice and was one of the few tinted prints ever released by 9.5mm distributor Pathescope. It’s also quite risqué for the time!

Tickets are £5, but seats are limited, so to avoid disappointment, please request an invitation using the email
The Badlands Collective presents; Home From The Hill, Sat March 17th @ 3pm
The Badlands Collective are a group of curators dedicated to putting on special events highlighting great overlooked films, usually on 35mm. They are screening a BFI 35mm archive print of the Vincente Minnelli epic Home from the Hill(1960), starring Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker, George Peppard, George Hamilton, Everett Sloane, and Luana Patten.
Captain Wade Hunnicutt (Robert Mitchum), the wealthiest, most powerful person in his East Texas town, is a notorious womanizer, who lives with his beautiful wife Hannah (Eleanor Parker). She scorns him, and has raised their son Theron (George Hamilton) to be dependent upon her. When he becomes a man, he is initiated by Wade in hunting and other masculine pursuits under the watchful eye of Rafe (George Peppard), Hunnicutt’s loyal employee. Theron admires the slightly older and more worldly Rafe, who also teaches him about women.

Advanced tickets are £6 - click below to purchase from Billetto or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.
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