The Cinema Museum, London


Mystery, Danger, Thrills: The Silent House

September 2011 · News

Our 1929 silent horror tale tomorrow (Thursday 22 September) features hypnotism, clutching hands and a haunted house, complete with a secret panel for concealing corpses and a pit of snakes. This rarely-seen film from director Walter Forde will be accompanied by renowned silent film accompanist John Sweeney.

On the radio with Jenny Eclair

September 2011 · News

Cinema Museum Co-director Martin Humphries appeared on BBC London’s Danny Baker Show on 30/8/11. The excellent Jenny Eclair was sitting in for Danny and the result was 20 minutes of entertaining conversation that covered the museum, cinema and favourite/first films.

See our Scala Day programme schedule

September 2011 · News

The Scala documentary and Q&A with former staff are followed by Pink Flamingos and Bride of Frankenstein – see the running times now up our Scala Day webpage. Don’t miss this centre piece of the Scala Forever season!

G.B. Samuelson’s sons attend our EYE event

September 2011 · News

Our Silent Preservation Premieres event will take place tomorrow, Thursday 8 September. We are delighted that Sydney and David Samuelson, sons of the British cinema pioneer G.B. Samuelson, will be joining us for the screening of their father’s recently rediscovered film The Unwanted, and that David will say a few words of introduction. Do come along too!

The Cinema Museum Receives Happy Museum Award

July 2011 · News

The Cinema Museum is delighted to have been granted a Happy Museum Award for our Community Curators project, one of six such awards made to museums and galleries nationally as part of a groundbreaking programme to see how museums can create new civic spaces to help society transition to a high well-being, more sustainable world.

The Cinema Museum featured in Film International

June 2011 · News

Deirdre O’Neill wrote an excellent article “Saving the Cinema Museum” for Film International in June 2011, in which she interviewed co-founder and curator Martin Humphries.

Paul Merton/Neil Brand: Silent Clowns – Late Tickets Added

June 2011 · News

There are a few tickets now available for Silent Clowns: Paul Merton & Neil Brand, this Saturday, 3 September 2011. Please contact the Cinema Museum to reserve (020 7840 2200 /

The Museum Contributes to a Documentary about the Phoenix Cinema

January 2011 · News

When the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley, north London, celebrated its centenary year in 2010, On-Par Productions were invited to document the cinema’s history through the stories of its staff, patrons and local residents. The Cinema Museum was pleased to be able to collaborate with loan of stills from the collection. “I thought that the […]