Welcome to The Lucky Dog Picturehouse as we experience cinema 100 years ago. Grab your seat (and popcorn) as we bring together some of our favourite ‘silent’ comedies with original era-specific scores performed live by our quartet of musicians!
King of Comedy Buster Keaton directs and stars in his Hollywood hit SHERLOCK JR.(1924) as ayoung, unlucky-in-love projectionist. When a robbery leaves his honour in tatters, he must turn detective – but will he solve the crime? Complete with death-defying stunts, jaw-dropping special effects and even a bit of romance, it’s not hard to see why this film consistently finds itself on TIME magazine’s ‘Best 100 movies of all time’.
Joining Keaton on our bill is a collection of comedy shorts from as far back as the 1890s which will make you think twice about those ‘stuffy’ Victorians!The Lucky Dog Picturehouse musicians are dedicated to recreating the original cinema experience. They have performed and lectured at BFI Southbank, London Comedy Film Festival, the London Transport Museum, Wilton’s Music Hall, Standon Calling Festival and numerous other venues across the UK.”Silent Film has no finer custodians” Nicholas Barber, BBC culture critic
On Sale to Friends of the Kenton 15th November. On sale to the general public 17th November
Tickets: Standard £19, Concessions £17.50 (Senior Citizen, Student, Kenton Volunteers, Children Under 18, Equity Members, and Keepers/Friends)
Ticket prices include £1 theatre restoration levy
Running time: 110 minutes (includes a 20 minute interval)