The Cinema Museum, London

Kinima presents: Network (1976) & Cine-Variety

Sat 18 Apr 2015 @ 18:00 · Events

Kinima LogoKinima are excited to be back at the Cinema Museum for their fourth evening of fiction, frolics, food, fancy… and fun!
With roots in the music hall tradition of the 1850s, the classic variety show grew into something new and exciting with the advent of cinema – a mix of live performance and moving pictures. Kinima’s aim is to recapture the early wonders of cinema by turning the limelight on a fusion of variety acts and genre defining films.

NetworkYour Saturday night movie treat is a screening of Sidney Lumet’s Network (1976). Boasting a killer screenplay which rightfully earned Paddy Chayefsky an Oscar, the film has been described as “an outrageous satire… brilliantly, cruelly funny” and “a messianic farce”. Lumet constructs a superb, dark critique of lurid television journalism, where entertainment value and short-term ratings are paramount. Its ruthless deconstruction of the media machine is no less prescient four decades later. Unfortunately, we are unable to show this in 35mm as previously advertised. We will be showing a Blu-ray version instead.

Ophelia BitzThe inspirational Ophelia Bitz is back on stage to guide you into the carousel of variety wonders. Come and join us for the cinematic experience that you deserve.
Now, all rise up onto your cinema seats and repeat after us “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”

Doors open at 18.00. First performance to start around 19.00. Film to be screened around 20.00.

Food and Drink served.


Tickets are £12 full price and £10 concessions in advance, £13 full price and £11 concessions on the door. Advance tickets may be purchased from Billetto, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.