Take a tramp back in time to 1914

A Night At The Cinema
A Night At The Cinema

Ever wondered what people did for entertainment 100 years ago?

The Dukes cinema in Lancaster provides the answer on August 26 when it screens A Night At The Cinema(U).

Cinema a century ago was a new, exciting and democratic form of entertainment.

‘Picture Houses’ nationwide offered a sociable, lively environment in which to relax and escape the daily grind.

With feature films still rare, the programme was an entertaining, ever-changing roster of short items with live musical accompaniment.

Now, a special compilation from the BFI National Archive recreates the glorious miscellany of comedies, dramas, travelogues and newsreels which would have constituted a typical night out in 1914.

The selection includes a comic short about a face-pulling competition, a sensational episode of The Perils of Pauline, scenes of Allied troops celebrating Christmas at the Front, and an early sighting of one of cinema’s greatest icons.

Tickets for A Night At The Cinema are priced £6/£5 concessions (a £1 per transaction fee applies to online bookings).

For more information or to book, call The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or online at www.dukes-lancaster.org.