This just in on the pony express. The dudes at the Kennington Bioscope are celebrating the Silent Western with an all-day event of screenings on Saturday 11 March 2017 – hosted by Silent London’s hero of 2016, Kevin Brownlow. Now then, didn’t we tell you this was going to be a good year?
‘Hitch up your wagon, fasten on your gun belt, saddle your horse and prepare to ride the range with the Kennington Bioscope as we explore the silent Western in the company of such Western heroes as Broncho Billy Anderson, William S. Hart, Tom Mix and – not forgetting our pistol packin’ frontier gals – Texas ‘Queen of the West’ Guinan.
Highlights will include Fred Thomson in THUNDERING HOOFS (1924) and Hart’s THE NARROW TRAIL (1917) – and will you dare ride THE DEVIL HORSE (1926)? – with the main evening event being a screening of Henry King’s classic rip roaring contemporary Western THE WINNING OF BARBARA WORTH (1926), with the popular romantic pairing of Ronald Colman and Vilma Banky, together with Gary Cooper in his first major screen role.’
The event takes place on the Bioscope’s home turf of the Cinema Museum and runs from 10am until late in the evening. All screenings will – naturally – be accompanied by live music and food will be provided by the Cinema Museum cafe/bar and the wonderful Cafe Jamyang next door. Find out more at the websites of the Kennington Bioscope and the Cinema Museum.
- And don’t forget that the Kennington Bioscope reopens for business in 2017 on Wednesday 18 January with a double-bill of Two Tars and Orchids and Ermine!