Enjoy a screening of a classic Charlie Chaplin movie enhanced by live performers and discover the experience of going to the cinema in Newham in the early 20th Century…
In 1912, Sweetingham’s Cinema opened on Silvertown’s Albert Road. Later known as the Albert Cinema, it was a popular location for locals to see the latest films until it closed in 1938. Not far away, in Canning Town, in 1931 two of the 20th century’s most iconic figures met – Mahatma Gandhi and Charlie Chaplin. Their historic meeting was one of the inspirations for Chaplin’s classic film Modern Times.
Modern Times: The Albert Cinema Experience draws inspiration from Silvertown’s forgotten cinema and the Chaplin Gandhi meeting in a film screening with a twist. Presented by FeastFest’s producers Performance Infinity, Modern Times: The Albert Cinema Experience returns after a sell out debut in Newham Heritage Month 2023.
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