The Cinema Museum, London

Eightieth anniversary screening of Casablanca (1942)

Tue 19 Apr 2022 @ 19:30 · Events

CasablancaTo mark the eightieth anniversary of the first Hollywood release of Casablanca, the film critic and historian, Adam Feinstein – a leading authority on the life and work of this legendary movie’s director, Michael Curtiz – will introduce a special screening at The Cinema Museum. He will reveal previously unknown facts (including insights from his conversation with Ingrid Bergman’s daughter, Isabella Rossellini) and debunk some of the oft-repeated myths surrounding the making of the picture.

Despite the chaotic nature of the shooting of the film, everything gels miraculously: from the perfect casting (Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid and many genuine refugees from Nazism in Europe) to the witty and cynical screenplay by the Epstein twins, Julius and Philip, together with Howard Koch and Casey Robinson, as well as Arthur Edeson’s magnificent cinematography and the unforgettable score by Max Steiner (even though he initially detested the song ‘As Time Goes By’). And the entire operation was marshalled with masterful (and Oscar-winning) panache and pacing by Michael Curtiz himself.

Doors open at 18.30, for a 19.30 start.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.


Tickets £6.

Advance tickets may be purchased from Ticketlab, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.