|Sun 3rd August||4.30pm|
Dir: various | UK / US | 1914 | 85 mins
Marking the centenary of the start of World War I, this glorious miscellany of comedies, adventure films, travelogues and newsreels recreates a typical night out at the cinema in 1914, when going to the cinema was still a new, exciting and democratic form of entertainment. With feature films still rare, the programme was an ever-changing roster of short films with live musical accompaniment; and this selection of films – including scenes of suffragettes protesting at Buckingham Palace, Allied troops celebrating Christmas and an early sighting of one of cinema’s greatest icons – is soundtracked by a score from composer Stephen Horne.
All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.