The Cinema Museum, London

50th Anniversary screening of Swallows and Amazons (1974) plus Q&A

Sat 6 Apr 2024 @ 14:00 · Events

Swallows and AmazonsThis year is the 50th anniversary of the much loved movie, based on Arthur Ransome’s childrens classic. Directed by Claude Whatham, with a screenplay by David Wood, Swallows and Amazons tells the story of the four Walker children on holiday in the Lake District in 1929. Sailing in a borrowed dinghy called Swallow, they soon come across an island, and a rival boat Amazon, crewed by the Blackett sisters. The six children then gang up against the Blackett’s uncle Jim, known as Captain Flint.

For this special screening, we will be reuniting the crew of the Swallow, Simon West, Sophie Neville, Stephen Grendon and Suzanna Hamilton. Also present will be the writer David Wood. Many other members of the cast and crew will be in attendance. Writer and broadcaster Brian Sibley will be hosting the event.

Doors open at 13.00, and the film starts at 14.00.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.


Tickets £15, £12 for concessions.

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