Mar
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Wind, with live piano accompaniment

Victor Seastrom's 1928 melodramatic classic The Wind stars Lillian Gish as a girl who travels to live on an isolated ranch, where she is plagued by the advances of a cattle rancher and the incessant, maddening wind. 

The screening will feature a new live accompaniment by Meg Morley on piano, and is made possible by a generous grant from Film Hub North West Central. 

Tickets are £10 and £7.50 for concessions - including over 60s and under 30s. 

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Girl Shy, with live piano accompaniment
Feb
11
6:45pm 6:45pm

Girl Shy, with live piano accompaniment

In association with Creaky Cinema we are delighted to offer a Valentine’s special screening of Harold Lloyd’s 1924 silent romantic comedy Girl Shy. Lloyd stars as a tailor’s apprentice with a terrible stutter. Despite being cripplingly shy around women, he writes a book brazenly titled The Secret of Love Making. When he bumps into a lady who believes his manuscript to be a work of truth, he only has one thing on his mind – but in order to get the girl, he has to overcome her bigamist boyfriend.

With live piano accompaniment from Darius Battiwalla.

 

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Scrooge (1935) and Lea Hall Brass Band
Dec
17
6:45pm 6:45pm

Scrooge (1935) and Lea Hall Brass Band

In Association with Creaky Cinema and Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford we are delighted to offer this season's Creaky Special; Scrooge, 1935 adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol with Seymour Hicks. 

Scrooge, directed by Henry Edwards and starring Seymour Hicks, Donald Calthrop and Robert Cochran was the first sound version of the Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol. Hicks had previously played the role of Scrooge on the stage many times and is a classic cold-hearted curmudgeon in this often overlooked version of Dickens' Christmas ghost story.

Come early to watch a live performance of Christmas carols by Lea Hall Brass Band.

Doors open 6.45 (Lea Hall Brass Band), 7:30 (Scrooge).  Free drink and refreshments on arrival. 

£10 / £8 concessions

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Sep
17
5:00pm 5:00pm

The King and the Mockingbird

A masterpiece of traditional hand-drawn cell animation, The King and the Mockingbird is credited by celebrated Japanese animators Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata as inspiring the creation of their own studio, the now world-famous Studio Ghibli. Grimault and Prévert started work on the film in 1947, when it was planned to be France's first animated feature. A dispute stopped production, however, and it was released unfinished by its producer, without Grimault and Prévert's permission. Grimault spent 10 years getting the rights back and another 20 raising the money to finish the film as he and Prévert had envisaged it. It was finally finished and released in 1979, a few weeks after Prévert's death. 

Presented with English dubbing. 

£5 Adults/£4 Children

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Sep
16
12:00pm12:00pm

The Battle of the Somme

Screening at 12 noon and 4pm

The first feature-length documentary about a war, The Battle of the Somme was seen by over 20 million people in Britain at the time of its release. This newly-restored version has been released by the Imperial War Museum to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle, accompanied by a new score by Laura Rossi. 

Free, but please book below:

 

 

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Jul
27
2:30pm 2:30pm

Colour Box

Curated by Sam Groves of Birmingham's Flatpack Film Festival, Colour Box is an assortment of animated treats for families, featuring queen bums, alien creatures, hopping frogs, and elephants on bicycles: a celebration of how wonderful it is to be different. 

Advisory rating 5+ (some mild rudeness).

£3 per child/adults free - booking through the Shire Hall Gallery

Presented as part of www.moveit.org.uk

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Feb
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

City Lights

On Saturday 13 February Unseen Cinema returns to Stafford's Shire Hall Gallery (the Creaky Cinema) for a screening of Charlie Chaplin's 1931 romantic masterpiece, City Lights: a tale of love, boxing, attempted suicide and unforgettable drunkenness. 

Chris Gumbley's Jazzmatazz will set the scene with music from the 20s and 30s, before short films about love, including London-based  animators the Moth Collective's A Kiss, Deferred

Whether you're loved-up or lovelorn, we'll  sweep you off your feet with music from 6.30pm and films from 7.30pm.



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Oct
31
to Nov 1

The Invisible Man

Unseen Cinema’s first foray into the world of unusual film exhibition will take place this Halloween at Stafford’s Shire Hall Gallery with James Whale’s 1933 adaption of the H. G. Wells novella The Invisible Man.  

The gallery’s historic criminal court has no doubt seen its share of the criminally insane, and provides the perfect setting for a murderous, supernatural romp through the small English village of Iping.

The feature will be preceded by Buster Keaton in a 1921 short film, The Haunted House.

Films will start at 7.30pm on Saturday 31 October.

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