Join us for another evening of classic cinema with live authentic accompaniment from some of the best young rag and early jazz musicians in the UK.
Starring ON PIANO:
JON BUTTERFIELD and TOM MARLOW
ONE WEEK (1920)
An excellent comedy by the Cline/Keaton team. Keaton and his newly wed (played by the wonderful Sybil Seely) receive a new home as a wedding gift. When they arrive to find a series of large boxes, the pair are troubled to find that they have to put together the house themselves. As if that weren't tricky enough, Sybil's jealous ex decides to re-number the boxes, resulting in one of the most iconic scenes in silent film ever.
THE PAWN SHOP (1916)
One of our favourite Londoner's, Charlie Chaplin is a king of physical comedy and this film is no exception. Chaplin plays a shop assistant enamored with the owner's daughter (Edna Purviance). Lamentably he finds a rival in his collegue which results in some of the most clever and acrobatic scenes of 'fisty-cuffs' you'll ever encounter-Jackie Chan eat your heart out!
Fun for all ages:
SEATED: Adults: £12
SEATED: Concessions (with valid ID) £9
Meet at Stoke Newington High Street Gate entrance at 7.15pm, first film 7.30pm (Approximate end time: 9.30pm)
* If you are bringing a carer and need an extra seat, or have any questions concerning disabled access, please inform Abney Park at
020 72 75 75 57
* Admittance will not be allowed after the event has begun, so please make sure to leave enough time for your journey.
* REFUNDS WILL NOT BE GIVEN in case of WET WEATHER, the event will go ahead INDOORS at Abney Park. Meeting place and rules of admittance will remain the same.
* To ensure safety and comfort of our audience in case of bad weather, blanket/ **B.Y.O.S tickets will only be available on the day of the event at the price of £9.
* By purchasing your tickets, you agree to the above policies.
The Lucky Dog Picturehouse proudly presents a night of classic silent film in the beautiful outdoor setting of Abney Park nature sanctuary and cemetery. We bring you three classic films from the birth of Hollywood and introduce you to some of the stars of early cinema: CHARLIE CHAPLIN, HAROLD LLOYD and LAUREL AND HARDY.
With LIVE musical accompaniment from some of London's finest ragtime and early jazz pianists and the best popcorn in town, what are you waiting for?GET TICKETS Our Films:
THE IMMIGRANT (Chaplin, 1917)
This film (also called Broke) is possibly Chaplin's finest short from his years at Mutual. Written, directed and starring Chaplin; the 'little tramp' plays an immigrant coming to America. Whilst on board, he is accused of theft, meets other immigrants hoping for a better life, and befriends a young woman. The famous scene in which Chaplin's character kicks an immigration officer on the behind was unfairly used as 'evidence' to deny Chaplin re-entry to the States in 1952.
THE LUCKY DOG (Laurel and Hardy, 1921)
A favourite and our name sake; The Lucky Dog (Metro Pictures) is the first film Laurel and Hardy appeared in together, with Stan taking the lead and Oliver playing the mustache-twisting villain! A penniless Stan Laurel is befriended by a stray dog who leads him not only to love but through series of unfortunate events. This film has it all, disguises and mistaken identities, action, romance, comedy and one very lucky dog!
NEVER WEAKEN (Lloyd, 1921)
Welcome to wonderful world of Harold Lloyd; the poster boy of the 1920s. Despite losing both an index finger and thumb (upon mistaking a REAL bomb for a prop, as one does), Lloyd will amaze you with his aerial acrobatics up on the dizzying heights of a skyscraper!
Never Weaken sees Lloyd's character seemingly cast-aside by his true love and as a result, sets about the rather morbid task of killing himself. Inevitably, this fails to come to fruition; with the fates instead planting him atop one of the highest scaffolds in town - but will he get down?
Peter Coldham Julio Schwarz Andrade
Fun for all ages:
Concession (with valid ID) or if you bring your own blanket / seat: £9
Meet at Stoke Newington High Street Gate entrance at 8.15pm, first film 8.30pm (Approximate end time: 10.30pm)