• Short Summary

    Mrs. Griffith is oldest punter at oldest cinema - The Biograph in Victoria.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Oldest cinemagoer at the oldest cinema, The Biograph, Victoria, London.

    Sound starts at 01:27:04.

    Elderly lady Mrs. Griffith leaves house for the cinema. Various shots Mrs. Griffith walking to cinema. Mrs. G. arrives at cinema and is met by Mr. Welan (manager).

    Various shots Mrs. G. looking at film posters and poster announcing 50th anniversary of poster. Mrs. G. and manager then look at photographs of silent film stars on display in foyer (Gertrude Selby, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Edith (Billy) Storey, Maurice Costello).

    Various shots Mrs. G. in auditorium watching film. Good shots of pianist Arthur Dulay providing live accompaniment to film. Various shots Mrs . G. leaving cinema and walking home.

    Various shots Mrs. G. being interviewed in her front room by Pathe reporter (possibly John Parsons?). Mrs. G. tells the interviewer that since her husband died going to the cinema has been a great comfort to her (natural sound).

    Date on dope sheet is 04/03/1955.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2676.13
    Media URN:
    79455
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:43:00 / 01:27:58:00
    Canister:
    UN 2727 G

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