Rio Cinema

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107 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2PB
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The Beauty of Silent Film

This event celebrates Silent Movie Day! An annual celebration of silent movies, a vastly misunderstood and neglected cinematic art form.

As part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund project, Moonbeam Magic Unity Artss and the Rio Cinema host an event looking at the history of silent movies in post WWI Britain. This in the year that the Rio celebrate their 115th Anniversary as arguably the longest running cinema in the UK.

The event will include a presentation by expert Andrew Woodyatt from the Rio Cinema, a live performance created by Unity Arts, based on the very first films made by Edison and a screening of the silent film The Pleasure Garden, the directorial debut of Alfred Hitchcock.

The bar will be open. There will be 1920s music played and a bottle of champagne for the most interesting costume worn!!!

Doors open 8pm.

Thu 29 Sep

Vanishing Twin

Sat 10 Dec


Starting life as the Kingland Palace cinema in 1909, the Rio is still home to a curvaceous interior, designed by F E Bromige.

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