Monday 4 October 2021

The Cinema Museum - Paul Dehn, Gothique Film Society, Kennington Bioscope


With lockdown measures now eased, we at the Cinema Museum are delighted to open our doors to you once again and invite you to enjoy a variety of nostalgic films.

Check out what's in store this month......
Paul Dehn October 19th

Gothique Film Society October 22nd

Kennington Bioscope October 27th
An Evening Celebrating The Life of Paul Dehn, Tuesday October 19th @ 7:30pm

Paul Dehn (1912-1976) was an extraordinary man who achieved eminence in three fields. He is perhaps best known for being an Academy-Award winning screenwriter, picking up his Oscar for the 1952 Cold War spy thriller, Seven Days to Noon. Dehn also wrote the scripts for a number of other successful films including Orders to Kill (1958), The Spy who Came in from the Cold (1965), four of the Planet of the Apes franchise (1970-3) and, most famously of all, Goldfinger (1964).

Featuring film clips interspersed with readings of his poems (given by the actress Gemma Redgrave) and an expert round-table discussion on all aspects of Dehn’s life, this highly enjoyable and entertaining evening, is not to be missed. 

More information can be found here.

Advanced tickets are £5 - click below to purchase from Ticketlab.

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Gothique Film Society presents; The Body Snatcher (1945) & Burke ?& Hare (1971), Friday October 22nd @ 6:45pm

The Gothique Film Society begins its 55th season with two films based around the legend of the Edinburgh body snatchers Burke and Hare – The Body Snatcher and Burke and Hare.

The Body Snatcher (USA/1945/78mins), directed by Robert Wise and starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi.

Classic version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s short story, in which our horror ‘heroes’ find a ready supply of corpses for an anatomist in need of bodies for dissection.

Burke and Hare (UK/1971/90mins), directed by Vernon Sewell and starring Derren Nesbitt and Glynn Edwards.

By the time this version came along, the emphasis was more on the brothel than the lecture theatre, making this little-seen version a classic ‘guilty pleasure’!

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. The subscription for all six shows each season is £30.00. For further enquiries about membership, please contact Dave Simpson or Simon Davies or come along and join up on the door.

Kennington Bioscope presents; The House On Trubnaya (Dom Na Trubnoy) (1928), Wednesday October 27th @ 7:30pm

Our much-loved `live’ screenings resume with a Soviet comedy – yes, there are some! – directed by Boris Barnet, whose also very funny Girl With the Hatbox (1927) was screened at Kennington Bioscope back in the now distant-seeming days of 2016. The House on Trubnaya – known also in English as The House on Trubnaya Street and in the Latin alphabet by the original Russian Dom na Trubnoy – is noted for its avant-garde sets, film-makers’ visual gags and humour drawn from situation and character. In this tale of what might be called a Soviet Cinderella, a rural girl hired by a Moscow couple as domestic dogsbody turns out to have political ambitions.

All of the show will be accompanied by by live pianists.

Silent film with intertitles which may be suitable for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Tickets are £7, but seats are limited.  To avoid disappointment, please request an invitation via email;