The Cinema Museum, London

Kennington Bioscope presents Kipps (1921)

Wed 18 Jul 2018 @ 19:30 · Events

KippsThe Kennington Bioscope is a regular cinema event featuring live accompaniment to silent films that takes place at the Cinema Museum.

The main feature is Kipps (1921), directed by Harold M. Shaw, and starring George K. Arthur and Edna Flugrath.

Kipps is an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ bittersweet comedy of English social class and manners, the story of a draper’s assistant who has an opportunity to move up in the world. Things don’t always go according to plan…

Starring the wonderful George K. Arthur, whose performance was highly praised by Chaplin, and Edna Flugrath, and directed by Harold Shaw for Stoll pictures, it was much praised on it’s release, not least by H.G. Wells himself (who apparently features as an extra in the film). Featuring beautilful location shooting in Folkestone, Canterbury and at the Savoy Hotel, this is a lovely and little known film.

We’re delighted that Neil Brand will be providing the piano accompaniment for this screening. A 35mm presentation courtesy of the BFI.

A programme of silent shorts precedes the main film.

Silent film with intertitles which may be suitable for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Anyone interested in silent film should visit the website for more info.

Tickets & Pricing

£5. Seats are limited, so please request an invitation using the email