Monday 8 October 2018

The Cinema Museum - Bookstall, Blinking Buzzards, Roger Moore Film Festival, Kennington Classics

 Cinema Museum Bookstall October 13th

Blinking Buzzards October 13th

Roger Moore Film Festival October 14th

Kennington Classics October 14th
Cinema Museum Bookstall, Saturday October 13th 2pm-5pm
In addition to books, magazines and stills there will be some films, equipment and other items surplus to our requirements.

Entry is free, so what are you waiting for?  Pop down and see what treasures you can discover!
Blinking Buzzards, Saturday October 13th @ 4pm-7pm
The UK Buster Keaton Society. Quarterly meeting of the society dedicated to the appreciation of the silent comedian.
The last meeting of the year is a request session, so expect to see beloved gems chosen by Society members.
Entry free to members, with £10 annual membership available at the door.
Roger Moore Film Festival - Live and Let Die (1973) & The Wild Geese (1978), Sunday October 14th @ 1:30pm
For the third Roger Moore Film Festival we’re turning to Roger’s first outing as Bond, Live and Let Die (1973). With its exploitation of the blaxploitation genre and Wings title sequence soundtrack it’s a great early 70s period piece.
Drugs and race relations also feature in The Wild Geese (1978). Roger Moore is Lt Shawn Flynn, a gun for hire who, in a spot of bother due to his anti narcotic principles, accepts an assignment from his former Army Colonel to join a band of mercenaries. As the Wild Geese attempt to rescue the imprisoned President of a southern African nation, colonial politics go under a 1970s microscope. As you might expect for a film starring Roger, Richard Harris and Richard Burton the only thing higher than the body count is that of the whiskey bottles – it ain’t half hot mum!!
Advance tickets are £12 (£8 concession) - click below to purchase from Billetto or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase directly from the Museum.
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Kennington Classics presents; Brooklyn (2015), Sunday October 14th @ 2:30pm
Brooklyn (2015), is based on the novel by Colm Tóibín, adapted for the screen by Nick Hornby and directed by John Crowley. It stars Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen and Domhnall Gleeson, with Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent in supporting roles.
Lured by the promise of America, Eilis (Ronan) departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. Her initial homesickness is replaced by the freedom of a well-paid job and an intoxicating romance. But family tragedy brings her back to her homeland, and Eilis is forced to choose between two countries and decide where her happiness truly lies.

Advance tickets are £6 - click below to purchase from Billetto or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase directly from the Museum.
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On Wednesday 26th September, London’s much-missed Scala Cinema reopened in the same King’s Cross building, for one night only, to launch a major new publication “Scala Cinema 1978-1993” by Jane Giles (FAB Press). Lavishly illustrated with over 1000 pictures, including every Scala monthly programme from 1978-1993, the book presents a history of the Scala going back to its’ roots in 18th-century Fitzrovia.
The launch event captured the essence of the Scala, with a Space Invaders tournament; the screening of trailers for some of the 4200+ films that showed at the cinema; a display of martial arts in memory of the Kung Fu films which screened on Sundays; a dance homage to the Scala’s most-screened film Thundercrack!; live music from Cramps tribute band Das Clamps, and Simon Boswell & his band playing his iconic soundtracks to Santa Sangre and films by Dario Argento.
And as a nod to the many benefit screenings that were a regular part of the Scala programme, the event included a raffle which raised over £250 for the Cinema Museum (we’re happy to have provided some of the pictures in the Scala book). The raffle was drawn at 9.30pm by special guest actor Bill Nighy, pictured here with producer Stephen Woolley, Phil Clark of the Cinema Museum and author Jane Giles (photo by Ali Catterall).
Among the 15 prizes, one for every year of the Scala’s run, were cinema tickets from Everyman, Picturehouse and Curzon, who also threw in some terrific Blu-rays, as did Arrow Films and Powerhouse Films; membership of the Regent Street Cinema; membership to MUBI (event supporters alongside IMDB and BFI/Film London); Shock Around the Clock collectables; a signed copy of Graham Humphreys’ Scala Cinema book illustration; a rare poster for the launch event; a framed Scala programme from 1992 and a signed copy of the book, Scala Cinema 1978-1993.

Scala Cinema 1978-1993 by Jane Giles with a foreword by Stephen Woolley is available in shops from early November or in advance from FAB Press (