Kennington Bioscope presents; Another Evening of 9.5mm films, Weds 14th March @ 7:30pm

For those unacquainted with the format, 9.5mm was a home movie gauge launched in the 1920s and is of similar quality to 16mm. Many silent films survive only in this form.

Kevin Brownlow – British film historian, television documentary-maker, filmmaker, author, film editor and holder of a lifetime-achievement Oscar – began his career by collecting films on 9.5mm in the 1950s.

His programme this time includes a five-reel print of Casanova (1927), directed by Alexandre Volkoff and starring Ivan Mozzhukhin, Suzanne Bianchetti and Diana Karenne. This spectacular production was shot on location in Venice and was one of the few tinted prints ever released by 9.5mm distributor Pathescope. It’s also quite risqué for the time!

Tickets are £5, but seats are limited, so to avoid disappointment, please request an invitation using the email

Kennington Bioscope Silent Comedy Weekend, Saturday March 10th – Sunday March 11th (10am – 10:15pm both days)

On the 10th and 11th of March the Kennington Bioscope will present a Silent Comedy Weekend (in support of the Cinema Museum). The event is expected to run from 10.00 till 22.15 on both Saturday and Sunday.

The event will feature many rare and fantastic gems from the BFI archive and the personal collection of film historian and national treasure, Kevin Brownlow. Mr Brownlow himself with curators from the Kennington Bioscope will be on hand to introduce the films. We will have the leading silent film pianists in the UK, John Sweeney, Cyrus Gabyrusch, Lillian Henley and Meg Morley.

Films and presentations featuring Buster Keaton, Monty Banks, Charley Chase, Raymond Griffith, Beatrice Lillie, Max Linder and more.  Find out more here.

Weekend Ticket £30 / One Day £18 / After 2pm £12. (Source:  The Cinema Museum 2 Dugard Way Kennington London SE11 4TH Tel: 020 7840 2200   Email:


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