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A Night at the Cinema in 1914 at the BFI

The BFI invites you to take a trip back to 1914 in a special programme of clips and shorts that would have been seen 100 years ago.

Cinema a century ago was a new, exciting and highly democratic form of entertainment. Picture houses nationwide offered a sociable, lively environment in which to relax and escape from the daily grind. With feature films still rare, the programme was an entertaining, ever-changing roster of short items with live musical accompaniment. 100 years on, this special compilation from the BFI National Archive recreates the glorious miscellany of comedies, dramas, travelogues and newsreels which would have constituted a typical night out in 1914.

The selection includes a comic short about a face-pulling competition, a sensational episode of The Perils of Pauline, scenes of Allied troops celebrating Christmas at the Front, and an early sighting of one of cinema’s greatest icons...

The screening will be introduced by BFI Archive Curator Bryony Dixon

You can find more details of the films that will apparently be shown here

Tickets available from the BFI here

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  • Townly C.

    Great programme of shorts, some brief, Emily Pankhurst & others being "escorted" to Buckingham Palace from a distance, funny Fred Evans' Pimple, a Hepworth Vivaphone song & dance Rollicking Rajah - so good ! and the great inventive early Chaplin. I really disagree with the programme notes. And fab company !

    1 · August 2, 2014

  • neela B.

    Hi Sorry I cant make it today as I am now finishing work around 8 ish. Next time!

    August 1, 2014

  • neela B.

    look forward to it

    July 29, 2014

  • Edward

    No way! The Perils of Pauline! Awesome.
    Must check my diary to see what I'm doing 1st of August!

    1 · July 9, 2014

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