Wednesday 4 March 2020

The Cinema Museum - Gothique Film Society, Waterloo Bridge (1931), Tatjana (1923), Museum Bookstall, Laurel & Hardy Society Meeting, Posting Letters To The Moon

Gothique Film Society March 6th

Waterloo Bridge (1931) March 10th

Tatjana (1923) March 11th

Museum Bookstall March 14th

Laurel & Hardy Society Meeting March 14th

Posting Letters To The Moon 14th 
Gothique Film Society presents; I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) & Night of The Werewolf (1981), Friday March 6th @ 6:45pm
The Gothique Film Society continues its 54th season with werewolf classics – I Was a Teenage Werewolf and The Night of the Werewolf.
I Was a Teenage Werewolf (USA/1957/76mins), directed by Gene Fowler Jr and starring Michael Landon, Yvonne Lime, Whit Bissell.
A hypnotherapist uses a temperamental teenager as a guinea pig for a serum. It doesn’t go well!
The Night of the Werewolf (Spain/1981/93mins), directed by Paul Naschy and starring Paul Naschy, Julia Saly, Silvia Aguilar.
An evil witch brings back to life the infamous Elizabeth Bathory, with predictably unfortunate results.
E-mail enquiries to Dave Simpson or Simon Davies
Everyone welcome. Individual tickets are £8.00 and can be purchased on the door or via Ticketlab.
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 or come along and join up on the door.
Women & Cocaine presents; Waterloo Bridge (1931), Tuesday March 10th @ 7:30pm
The Vito Project have been celebrating gay British director James Whale with a number of exclusive screenings throughout the month, and now, together with Women & Cocaine we bring you his pre code classic Waterloo Bridge (1931), starring the magnificent Mae Clarke and Douglass Montgomery in 35mm!!
While the life of openly gay Whale has since been documented in biographies and fictionalised in works such as Gods and Monsters (1998), he received limited serious consideration as an auteur during his lifetime in spite of the commercial success of his movies and their indelible influence on the art form. Come join us we celebrate the work of this formidable man.
Clarke stars as Myra, an American chorus girl unable to find work in London at the height of World War I, she resorts to prostitution to support herself. She meets her clients on Waterloo Bridge, the primary entry point into the city for soldiers on military leave. During an air raid, she meets fellow American Roy Cronin, a member of the Canadian Army. Distracted from her original plans by an air raid, she makes no attempt to solicit Roy, and he remains naively unaware of her profession, but for how long?
Come join us in this beautifully historic Grade II listed venue for an introduction, then screening of the film and exclusive raffle!

Advanced tickets are £9.97 - click below to purchase from Eventbrite. Phone bookings for this event cannot be made via the Cinema Museum.  Concessions available on the door with valid ID. 
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Kennington Bioscope presents; Tatjana (1921), Wednesday March 11th @ 7:30pm
For this edition of the Kennington Bioscope we present another find from the BFI archive on 35mm film – Robert Dinesen’s 1923 UFA Super-Production Tatjana, produced by Erich Pommer. We will be showing the British release print of the film from 1927 which was retitled as He Who Covets.
Tatjana is a tale of Russia, the Bolshevik uprising and revolution in a rural setting, entwined with a story of desire and deception. The first intertitle reads, “Fate tires now and then of painting pretty coloured pictures. In such a mood she takes the Blacks and Reds of Human Passion and paints a stark tragedy…” The scene opens on a manservant, drawing back the curtains and discovering his master slumped over at his desk. He is dead. The Chief of Police arrives to interrogate the household and discovers the dead man’s wife purposely sent all the servants out to the theatre the night before… what was the reason for her actions? A letter will explain all as the film delves into the characters’ past through flashback…

Find out more here.
Tickets are £6, but seats are limited.  To avoid disappointment, please request an invitation via email;
Cinema Museum Bookstall, Saturday March 14th 2pm - 5pm
In addition to books, magazines and stills there will be some films, equipment and other items surplus to our requirements.

Free entry
The Live Ghost Tent - Quarterly Laurel & Hardy Society Meeting, Saturday March 14th @ 3pm
The films we intend to show are That’s My Wife (1929), short directed by Lloyd French; Towed in a Hole (1932), short directed by George Marshall; Them Thar Hills (1934), short directed by Charles Rogers; and The Bohemian Girl (1936), directed by James W. Horne and Charles Rogers.
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.
Posting Letters To The Moon, Saturday March 14th @ 7:30pm
A romantic, funny and very touching portrait of life during the early 1940s featuring readings of wartime letters between Oscar-nominated actress Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter) and her explorer and writer husband Peter Fleming (brother of James Bond creator Ian Fleming). Peter Fleming was posted to India and the Far East during the war ‘as far away as the moon’ working for Military Intelligence.
‘…this intimate and simply spellbinding performance…..revealing an abundance of love and affection between ordinary people caught in extraordinary times…. a theatrical gem’. British Theatre Guide.
‘…..a lovely, love filled, heart-warming evening….as welcoming and nourishing as you could possibly want…..don’t miss this, it’s a genuine treasure’ Bristol 24/7 – January 2018
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Advance tickets are £15 (£14 concession) - click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.  If you would prefer to purchase on the door, the price will be £10 (£7 concession).
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