Kennington Bioscope

Kennington Bioscope The Kennington Bioscope is a regular cinema event that takes place every three weeks at the Cinema Museum in Kennington, screening rare films from the silent era with live piano accompaniment.
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Admission is £6. The Bioscope is a private screening but all are welcome. If you are interested in silent film then please email us at [email protected] to request an invitation to the next event.

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The Cinema Museum
22/10/2020
The Cinema Museum

The Cinema Museum

HELP THE CINEMA MUSEUM SURVIVE COVID!

Hello everyone - sorry for the radio silence, but we have had our heads down! We are still temporarily closed - but we are undertaking a huge tidy-up at the Museum, never before attempted - so we’ll be much tidier for our reopening.

We're hoping to reopen ASAP in 2021 and we're now searching for funding so we can get all the new required precautions in place and also subsidise our artists and production campaniles to return.

We’ve all recently heard of those organisations who 'fell between the funding gaps' - that's us. We applied for the UK Government COVID Emergency Funding for the Arts but we didn't even meet the qualifying criteria (well done to those who did and good luck to everyone!).

So we still need to raise over £30,000 to pay our bills and ensure we still have a home where we can welcome you back when COVID finally departs. We are already 30% of the way to our target thanks to our generous supporters so please donate, help us hold onto our home - we have four weeks to raise the money so we've set up a crowdfunding page below.

Thank You Very Much!

Best Wishes from the team at The Cinema Museum

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/reopen-and-reimagine-the-cinema-museum

The Kennington Bioscope are proud to announce that we are partnering with the BFI London Film Festival 2020 for their on...
03/10/2020
The Cheaters

The Kennington Bioscope are proud to announce that we are partnering with the BFI London Film Festival 2020 for their online screening of a rare Australian silent film The Cheaters (1929) in the Festival’s "Treasures" strand.

The film is the only surviving feature made by the McDonagh sisters and has been freshly restored from several sources by the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) of Australia. Paulette McDonagh wrote, produced and directed the film; sister Phyllis was the Art Director and was responsible for the striking look of the production. Eldest sister Isabel, known by her stage name, Marie Lorraine, was the charming lead actress.

The Cheaters is an engaging melodrama with its story of criminality, class and love reaching across the divide. The film also boasts some beautiful tinting.

The film will be available to view (in the UK only) for free on the BFI Player from 13:00 BST Sunday 11th October to 13:00 BST Wednesday 14th October. It's a FREE screening and free to watch as part of the BFI London Film Festival, but you must reserve a place and ensure you have downloaded and installed the BFI Player successfully in advance.

Cyrus Gabrysch, founder of the Bioscope and one of our regular pianists, has recorded a special improvised accompaniment for the screening.

More details and booking form here
https://www.bfi.org.uk/london-film-festival/screenings/cheaters

Beautifully restored by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, this suspenseful melodrama by filmmaking pioneers the McDonagh sisters charts the adventures of a confidence woman.

Ken Bioscope's reels ready to be played out at a Bioscope All-Dayer. Pic by Reeta Nygard
19/07/2020

Ken Bioscope's reels ready to be played out at a Bioscope All-Dayer. Pic by Reeta Nygard

URGENT:  You can save the 'The Cinema Museum' by voting for it in Time Out's 'Love London Awards' -
08/04/2018
URGENT: You can save the 'The Cinema Museum' by voting for it in Time Out's 'Love London Awards'

URGENT: You can save the 'The Cinema Museum' by voting for it in Time Out's 'Love London Awards' -

Adapted by Arthur Stringer from W. Somerset Maugham’s 1913 Broadway play The Land of Promise, The Canadian was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and directed by William Beaudine. Its star, Thomas Meighan, had previously appeared in a 1917 adaptation (retaining the play’s original title) with Bill...

Wed April 11th:  "The Canadian" (1926)  presented by Kevin Brownlow -
27/03/2018
Wed April 11th: "The Canadian" (1926) presented by Kevin Brownlow

Wed April 11th: "The Canadian" (1926) presented by Kevin Brownlow -

Adapted by Arthur Stringer from W. Somerset Maugham’s 1913 Broadway play The Land of Promise, The Canadian was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and directed by William Beaudine. Its star, Thomas Meighan, had previously appeared in a 1917 adaptation (retaining the play’s original title) with Bill...

18/03/2018
Touve R.Ratovondrahety

Touve R.Ratovondrahety

Touve en Concert Piano Solo
Vendredi 23 Mars, 2018
Lambersart (59) - Salle André Malraux
FESTIVAL JAZZ EN CONCERT
renseignements: 04 20 08 44 44

This Wed 14th: The Kevin Brownlow  9.5mm show. -
12/03/2018
This Wed 14th: The Kevin Brownlow 9.5mm show.

This Wed 14th: The Kevin Brownlow 9.5mm show. -

Admission £5 on the door. THESE TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE AND VARY DEPENDING ON FILM SPEEDS AND PROGRAMMING FROM WEEK TO WEEK.

Only 2 more days to go until the next KB Silent Comedy Weekend! -
07/03/2018
Only 2 more days to go until the next KB Silent Comedy Weekend!

Only 2 more days to go until the next KB Silent Comedy Weekend! -

A silent feature-length comedy starring Raymond Griffith, whose surviving films are few but which delight audiences at festivals around the world (as with his Paths to Paradise (1925) and Hands Up! (1926) at previous KB screenings). Contemporary critics made such comments as `Comedy along all lines....

Only 4 days to go until the next KB Silent Comedy Weekend! (pdf.programme notes now released) -
06/03/2018
Only 4 days to go until the next KB Silent Comedy Weekend! (pdf.programme notes now released)

Only 4 days to go until the next KB Silent Comedy Weekend! (pdf.programme notes now released) -

A silent feature-length comedy starring Raymond Griffith, whose surviving films are few but which delight audiences at festivals around the world (as with his Paths to Paradise (1925) and Hands Up! (1926) at previous KB screenings). Contemporary critics made such comments as `Comedy along all lines....

'The Kennington Bioscope Silent Comedy Weekend' - Sat 10th & Sun 11th March in Kennington, London. UKThe Kennginton Bios...
25/02/2018
FILM FESTIVAL - kenbioscope

'The Kennington Bioscope Silent Comedy Weekend' - Sat 10th & Sun 11th March in Kennington, London. UK

The Kennginton Bioscope presents another full weekend of (mostly) silent comedies, once again in association with Kevin Brownlow. Key silent comedy names Buster Keaton, Laurel & Hardy and Charlie Chaplin are augmented by the considerable talents of Charley Chase, Beatrice Lillie, Monty Banks and many more. In addition to Kevin Brownlow, the various programmes will be introduced by noted authorities including David Robinson, Steve Massa and others. Our special guest Roy Hudd will be selecting and discussing classic comedy clips with historian Glenn Mitchell. All silent films will have live accompaniment by our highly acclaimed team of musicians. http://www.kenningtonbioscope.com/film-festival/4591676957

Kennington Bioscope's cover photo
20/02/2018

Kennington Bioscope's cover photo

'The Extra Girl' (1923) 16mm at the Cinema Museum
17/02/2018

'The Extra Girl' (1923) 16mm at the Cinema Museum

The Silent Comedy Weekend 2018 on  Sat 10th & Sun 11th March -
09/02/2018
The Silent Comedy Weekend 2018 on Sat 10th & Sun 11th March

The Silent Comedy Weekend 2018 on Sat 10th & Sun 11th March -

A silent feature-length comedy starring Raymond Griffith, whose surviving films are few but which delight audiences at festivals around the world (as with his Paths to Paradise (1925) and Hands Up! (1926) at previous KB screenings). Contemporary critics made such comments as `Comedy along all lines....

This Wed : The Bride of Glomdal (1926) + Programme for the Silent Comedy Weekend! -
05/02/2018
This Wed : The Bride of Glomdal (1926) + Programme for the Silent Comedy Weekend!

This Wed : The Bride of Glomdal (1926) + Programme for the Silent Comedy Weekend! -

On Wed 7th February our second half feature will be Carl Theodor Dreyer’s "The Bride of Glomdal" (1926).  The Bride of Glomdal immediately followed Dreyer’s 'Master of the House' (1925) and preceded his move to France, where his international reputation was made with 'The Passion of Joan of Arc...

Next Wednesday Feb 7th : The Bride of Glomdal (1926) -
31/01/2018
Next Wednesday Feb 7th : The Bride of Glomdal (1926)

Next Wednesday Feb 7th : The Bride of Glomdal (1926) -

On Wed 7th February our second half feature will be Carl Theodor Dreyer’s "The Bride of Glomdal" (1926).  The Bride of Glomdal immediately followed Dreyer’s 'Master of the House' (1925) and preceded his move to France, where his international reputation was made with 'The Passion of Joan of Arc...

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