Tuesday, 5 November 2019

The Cinema Museum - The King on Main Street (1925), Gothique Film Society, Cinema Museum Bookstall, Exploding Cinema

The King on Main Street (1925) Nov 6th

Gothique Film Society Nov 8th

Cinema Museum Bookstall Nov 9th

Exploding Cinema Nov 9th
Kennington Bioscope presents; The King on Main Street (1925), Wednesday 6th November @ 7:30pm
The King On Main Street is a 1925 romantic comedy starring Adolphe Menjou and Bessie Love (whose vehicle The Matinée Idol (1928) was a particular hit at Kennington Bioscope four years ago).
The film is also known simply as The King, a direct translation of the title of the 1908 French play from which director Monta Bell adapted his screenplay. Menjou, as the titular (and fictional) European monarch, is in New York for a business deal but meets – in initially embarrassing circumstances – a beguiling young woman played by Bessie Love. It is said that a scene of her doing the Charleston did much to popularise that dance across the United States.

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Tickets are £6, but seats are limited.  To avoid disappointment, please request an invitation using the email kenbioscope@gmail.com
Gothique Film Society presents; Mill of The Stone Women (1960) & The Playgirls and The Vampire (1960), Friday 8th November @ 6:45pm
Mill of the Stone Women (Italy-France/1960/96mins), directed by Giorgio Ferroni and starring Pierre Brice, Scilla Gabel and Wolfgang Preiss.
In 19th century Holland, a professor’s ailing daughter receives blood-transfusions from kidnapped women who posthumously become macabre art.
The Playgirls and the Vampire (Italy/1960/77mins), directed by Piero Regnoli and starring Walter Brandi, Lyla Rocco and Maria Giovannini.
Five beautiful showgirls, caught in a storm, find refuge in an old castle. But the owner has a secret laboratory in the basement – and plans for the girls.
Reserved tickets are £8 - click below to purchase from Ticketlab. Tickets will also be available on the door. Phone bookings for this event cannot be made via the Cinema Museum.

Alternatively, Gothique Film Society membership subscriptions are available. Each season comprises six shows, from October to March. The subscription for all six shows each season is £30.00, but discounted membership is available for in-season joiners. For further enquiries about membership, contact Simon Davies j_s_davies@hotmail.com or come along and join up on the door.
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Cinema Museum Bookstall, Saturday November 9th 2pm - 5pm
In addition to books, magazines and stills there will be some films, equipment and other items surplus to our requirements.

Free admission.
Exploding Cinema, Saturday November 9th @ 7pm
London’s longest running film club Exploding Cinema presents a night of Indie, Undie and OTT short films. From animation to documentary, drama to CGI and experimental to just plain mental, short films submitted from all over the world find their way into Exploding Cinema’s bag and this mixed bag is what will be screened tonight.
Exploding Cinema has been showing the latest in independent short film since 1991. Completely sponsor-free, open access and run by volunteers, they are as close to the beating pulse of the film scene as is possible without possessing a doctor’s note.
In addition to the film programme, a free raffle, live performance, psychedelic projections and the usual unusual.

Find out more here.

Reserved tickets are £7 - click below to purchase from Ticketlab.   Alternatively, you can purchase direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 during office hours.
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