THE CINEMA MUSEUM – Haunted House, Misty Moon, Kennington Noir, Lambeth & The NHS

Screening of The Haunted House of Horror (1969), Sunday 16th September @ 6pm

Shot in 1968 and released in 1969, The Dark, re-titled The Haunted House Of Horror (UK) and Horror House (US), went on to huge box offices grosses internationally, pre-empted the teenage slasher films by ten years and pushed the censorship boundaries further than any horror film before. Despite having been badly mutilated by front office interference, it is still rated as one of the most significant horror films of the 60’s. At the 1997 Quentin Tarantino Film Festival in Austin, Texas, Tarantino screened it from his personal collection as being one of the horror classics that had influenced him and his work.

The Haunted House Of Horror stars US pop idol Frankie Avalon, and a batch of British acting talent including Dennis Price, George Sewell and Richard O’Sullivan.

Writer/director Michael Armstrong makes a personal appearance at 8pm (separate ticket required, details here).

Advance tickets are £6 – click below to purchase from Billetto or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum.

Misty Moon Presents; An Evening with Michael Armstrong, Sunday 16th September @ 8pm

Come and spend an evening in the company of the director Michael Armstrong. Michael will be joined on stage by Misty Moon’s special Guest MC Kevin Cann who is a personal friend of Michael. During the Q&A there will be a special screening of The Image.

The Image is a 1969 black and white short film directed by Michael which stars Michael Byrne and David Bowie in his first film role. The film is one of the few short films ever to receive a certified ‘X’ Rating and it gained this rating due to its violent content.

A troubled artist (Michael Byrne) is haunted by a ghostly young man (David Bowie) who appears to step right out of one of the artist’s paintings. From a brief summary located on the cover of the film’s script, it reads: “a study of the illusionary reality world within the schizophrenic mind of the artist at his point of creativity”.  Find out more here.

Tickets in advance £14 (£13 concessions). On the door £15 (£14 concessions).
Advance tickets may be purchased from Billetto, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.

Kennington Noir presents; The Dark Mirror (1946), Wednesday 19th September @ 8pm

Kennington Noir Presents The Dark Mirror (1946) directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Olivia de Havilland.

A man is found murdered, with witnesses convinced about the woman they saw leaving his apartment. However, it becomes apparent that the woman has a twin, and it seems impossible to find out which one of them is actually the man’s killer.

Olivia de Havilland, in her only film noir role, plays both of the twins under suspicion.

“Almost Bach-like in its play with symmetry and counterpoint.” Senses of Cinema review.

16mm film presentation. Plus supporting programme.

Advance tickets are £6 – click below to purchase from Billetto or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum.

Lambeth and The NHS, Thursday 20th September @ 2:30pm

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the NHS, Lambeth archivist Len Reilly looks at the way it has operated in the borough and the impact it has had on people’s lives. Part of the Lambeth Heritage Festival 2018.

The full programme for the Festival is now available to download from here, or pick up a copy at any Lambeth Library.

This event is free, but booking is essential. Pre-book by email archives@lambeth.gov.uk or phone 0207 926 6076.

Charity Art Auction, Sunday 7th October @ 7pm

A rather unusual and exciting collection of paintings is being offered for sale at a multiple charity auction at the Cinema Museum.

Guests will have a chance to look round the Museum and see the extraordinary collection of memorabilia from a bygone age of cinema going, and then the opportunity to purchase some interesting works of art for the benefit of three significant national charities, namely, The Royal Mencap Society, The Larches Trust and the Cinema Museum Trust at an auction by Ray Cooney, very successful English playwright, actor, producer and director. His biggest success Run for your Lifehad a 9 year run in London’s West End. He has written and produced 17 other comedies which achieved West End success and world tours.

The whole evening has been sponsored by The Marsh Family Trust, so all the proceeds will be going to these charities. Copious drinks and canapés will be provided throughout the evening.  Find out more here.

There will be a token entrance fee of £20 to include the tour and the event. Places are limited, so register your interest to Martin Humphries, Museum Director on e-mail martin@cinemamuseum.org.uk or telephone 0207 840 2200.

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