Sunday 5 December 2021

The Cinema Museum - The Eagle's Mate (1914), Dishonored (1916), Quarterly Laurel & Hardy Society Meeting


The Eagle's Mate (1914) December 8th

Dishonored (1931) December 11th

Laurel & Hardy Society Meeting December 18th
Kennington Bioscope presents; The Eagle's Mate (1914) & The Suffragette (1913), Wednesday December 8th @ 7:30pm

Not a ‘prequel’ to last month’s The Eagle but instead a Mary Pickford vehicle long considered lost until a print was acquired by George Eastman House in 2000. It was produced in 1914 by the Famous Players Film Co. Pickford made seven features in 1914 and this was the first of nine films she made with the director James Kirkwood who also photographed and acted in the film. Other cast members include Jack Pickford and Ida Waterman. The Eagle’s Mate was adapted by Marion Michelson from a novel by Anna Alice Chapin. The story is set in Moonshiners’ territory with Mary Pickford as Anemone, a girl abducted by a disreputable mountain family and forced into marriage.

In a contemporary review, Variety described Pickford as ‘one of the few picture actresses, or actors for that matter, who can interject personality into a negative. She breathes the role taken, and it fits her, up, down and all around … The Eagle’s Mate is a lively feature without a real kick – but it has Mary Pickford, better than the best kick or punch that could have been put in …’ Kicks and punches were not the issue when a 1918 revival ran into censorship problems in Chicago (and elsewhere) over its violent content; cuts were instead ordered because of shootings and a fight scene in which a man’s mouth is torn. The Eagle’s Mate is to be screened from a BFI 35mm print.

More info can be found here.

Tickets are £7 but seats are limited, so please arrive early or request an invitation via email;

Women & Cocaine presents; Dishonored, Saturday December 11th @ 7:30pm

This December Women & Cocaine shines its spotlight on and celebrates Hollywood’s Queen of Cool, Marlene Dietrich.

She was a singer, dancer, actress, soldier, mother, bisexual style icon, a rule breaker and anti fascist. Dietrich was a revolutionary who ate men for breakfast, and women for dessert.

In Dishonored (1931), Dietrich plays Marie Kolverer, a street walker who becomes a secret agent in order to spy on the Russians. Her assignment is to expose two suspected infiltrators by flirting with them, and unsurprisingly both men become infatuated with her.

Join us as we pay homage to all things Dietrich in this beautifully historic Grade II listed venue for an introduction, then screening of the film and exclusive raffle!

“My father warned me about men & booze, but he never mentioned a word about women & cocaine” – Tallulah Bankhead.

Reserved tickets are £9.45 - click below to purchase from Eventbrite. Tickets will also be available on the door. Concessions available on the door with valid ID. Phone bookings for this event cannot be made via the Cinema Museum.

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The Live Ghost Tent - Quarterly Laurel & Hardy Society Meeting, Saturday December 18th, 3pm-7pm

The films we intend to show are Big Business (1929), short directed by James W. Horne; The Fixer Uppers (1935), short directed by Charley Rogers; Below Zero (1930), short directed by James Parrott; and Babes in Toyland aka March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934), directed by Gus Meins and Charley 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.