Report by James Franklin , Reporter
Friday, March 16, 2012
CINEMA-GOERS can travel back in time with two shows at the Curzon Theatre in Clevedon this month.
On Saturday and Sunday the theatre’s mini-cinema will recreated the kind of bioscope show presented by the Clevedon Cinephone Company in 1910, when the company held its first public show.
To celebrate the presentations by the company, a variety of other films from the era will be shown in a re-enactment, including the comedy Gribouille veut se Suicide, a 1912 Pathe newsreel and footage of King George V’s coronation.
Showings will be at 12.10pm, 12.45pm and 1.10pm on Saturday and Sunday. Entry is free.
On Monday, some of silent cinema’s greatest comics will be celebrated through one of their finest films.
The Cameraman, a 1928 comedy stars Buster Keaton, who falls for a pretty officer worker, buys a movie camera and attempts to impress her with his work.
The last film over which Keaton had complete creative control, it is considered by many to be a masterpiece.
In Liberty (1929), Stan Laurel and Ollie Hardy star as a pair of runaway convicts whose escape bid runs into unexpected difficulties.
The films will be accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Stephen Horne on keyboard, accordion and flute and the evening will be introduced by Chris Daniels, creative director of the Bristol Slapstick silent comedy festival.
Tickets, priced £8-9, are available from the box office on 01275 871000.