Monday 1 November 2021

The Cinema Museum - Hairspray (2007), Gothique Film Society, Kennington Bioscope, Let The Record Show


Hairspray (2007) November 7th

Gothique Film Society November 12th

Kennington Bioscope November 17th

Let The Record Show November 21st
Musical Sunday presents; Hairspray (2007), Friday October 22nd @ 6:45pm

Musical Sunday is back with a screening of Hairspray (2007), starring John Travolta, Queen Latifah and Nikki Blonsky.

It’s 1962 and teenagers Tracy Turnblad and her friend Penny Pingleton are avid fans of the Corny Collins TV dance show. When the chance to dance on the show is publicized, Tracy jumps on the opportunity. Not only do her dancing skills attract Corny Collins, but also the attention of teen heartthrob Link Larkin. But not everyone is happy with Tracy’s joining the show. The show’s manager, Velma von Tussle, will do anything to oust Tracy, even if it has to include Tracy’s friends Seaweed and Motormouth Maybelle.

This big budget, colourful, hilarious musical version of the stage show is based on the original 1988 John Waters movie of the same name. It’s great fun and if any movie musical could threaten the standing of retro favourite Grease (1978), it’s this one.

Advance tickets are £9 - click below to purchase from Ticketlab.  Alternatively, you can call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum during office hours.

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Gothique Film Society presents; Invasion of The Bee Girls (1973) & Invasion of The Body Snatchers (1956) Friday November 12th @ 7pm

The Gothique Film Society continues its 55th season with a double bill of ‘invasion’ features presented in glorious 16mm! – Invasion of the Bee Girls and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Invasion of the Bee Girls (USA/1973/85mins), directed by Denis Sanders and starring William Smith and Anitra Ford.

Male scientists engaged on secret government research are dying of sexual exhaustion. Is this connected to the ‘cosmic force’ that has recently arrived on Earth?

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (USA/1956/77mins), directed by Don Siegel and starring Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter.

Classic sci-fi horror. A small-town doctor discovers that people in his community are being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates. Then it’s his girl-friend’s turn.

Individual tickets for each show are £8 and can either be purchased via Ticketlab or on the door.

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 Eagle (1925), Introduced by Kevin Brownlow Wednesday November 17th @ 7:30pm

Rudolph Valentino’s film career went into hiatus during a legal battle with Famous Players-Lasky and his `comeback’ in 1924’s Monsieur Beaucaire (screened at the June 2019 KB weekend) fared badly outside of metropolitan venues.

Valentino’s position was re-established by his first film under a new deal with United Artists, The Eagle, directed by Clarence Brown. The Russian theme of our first programme continues here into pre-Revolutionary times in this adaptation of Alexander Pushkin’s novel Dubrovsky (published posthumously in 1841), where – as in Monsieur Beaucaire – Valentino’s character assumes an alter ego as a result of his involvement with powerful female royalty (a French princess in Beaucaire and, in this film, the Czarina). Vilma Banky and Louise Dresser play the women vying for his attentions. The Eagle will be screened from a vintage 16mm print.

The Eagle will be introduced by Kevin Brownlow and all of the show will have live piano accompaniment.

More information can be found here.

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

Let The Record Show: A Political History of Act Up New York, 1987-1993  UK Book Launch  Sunday November 21st @ 5pm

Join us for a screening of United in Anger (2012) and UK launch reading of Sarah Schulman’s book  Let the Record Show along with a World Cafe style event on cabaret tables where everyone gets to mass-mingle and discuss specific topics / action plans to continue the struggle for healthcare for all then party!

All profit goes to Pos UK Hardship Fund and Icebreakers Uganda – ‘We work towards a Uganda of total justice devoid of discrimination based on sexual orientation and free of HIV/AIDS and its disastrous effects’.

We are hyped to welcome Sarah Schulman back to London for a 2-day event on coalition-building and the power of grassroots radical organizing based on her most recent book. The two events will explore how to harness the power of coalition politics, what makes grassroots radical organizing work, and how different people with different circumstances and resistances can elevate each other and save each other’s lives. Please also join us on Monday 22 November 2021, 12.00 – 13.00 for a reading and discussion at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster (Boardroom, Regent St Campus).

For more information, including the official timetable for this event, please click here.  If you have a more specific event question, please email;

Limited tickets: £10 waged, £5 unwaged, £2 solidarity - click below to purchase from OutSavvy.

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