Charity Film Night Spactacular in Pateley Bridge
A unique opportunity to see a silent movie being screened accompanied by a live piano player Mike Nolan. Experience how people used to watch films in the cinema in the in the early 1900s!
This one-off event happening in Pateley Bridge near Harrogate is not to be missed!
Presenting the silent movie ‘A Couple of Down and Outs’ is Sir Sydney Samuelson CBE a titan of the film industry. Sir Sydney’s father GB ‘Bertie’ Samuelson a renowned silent movie producer of the era produced the film. Sir Sydney will give a fascinating insight into the film industry having been the first government appointed British Film Commissioner and the recipient of a BAFTA.
Is ‘A Couple of Down and Outs’ the forerunner to War Horse? The story is about an unemployed war veteren who rescues his old horse from being slaughtered. The film stars Edna Best, Rex Davis, George Foley. A Couple of Down and Outs was released in time for Remembrance Day in November 1923 and sought to raise public sympathy for veterans of the First World War struggling in the years of peace as well as animals who had undergone war service.
Another exclusive at this event is the showing of unseen film footage from Bond movies and from the 2012 London Olympics of the Queen parachuting into the Opening Ceremony! Helicopter film pilot Captain Will Samuelson, the nephew of Sir Sydney, will be showing these never-before-seen clips taken while filming from his helicopter!
There will be plenty of opportunity to talk with Sir Sydney and Captain Will Samuelson to hear what will be a fascinating insight into the British film industry.
The evening’s entertainment is raising money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Memorial Hall (both registered charities). Ticket only event.
Tickets cost £10 per person from Eventbrite, or from the following shops in Pateley Bridge: Oldest Sweet Shop, Pateley Pharmacy, Sypeland Outdoors. Complimentary chocolates and drink on the night.