The Cinema Museum, London

Charlie Chaplin – The Essanay Comedies Restored – Blu-ray and DVD launch

Fri 20 Jan 2017 @ 19:00 · Events

The ChampionJoin the BFI and Cinema Museum for a special evening celebrating the comic genius of Charlie Chaplin and the groundbreaking films he made at the Essanay studio during 1915. The BFI’s Douglas Weir and Chaplin expert and writer Glen Mitchell will be in conversation and introduce new restorations of The Champion and The Bank. They will also reveal an interesting Chaplin connection recently unearthed in the BFI National Archive featuring another legendary British comic talent.

Chaplin in The TrampThe newly restored Essanay Comedies DVD and Blu-ray will be on sale at a special launch price on the evening (ahead on the official 23 January release date), along with other silent cinema BFI DVD and Blu-rays at bargain prices.

Doors open at 18.30, for a 19.00 start.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.


Tickets are free but need to be reserved. Please call the Museum on 020 7840 2200 in office hours.