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Upcoming events in London

Charlie Chaplin Funday, BFI Southbank

**24 February 2013, 2:30 PM**

Celebrate the life and films of Charlie Chaplin at the BFI Southbank’s special archive Funday, including screenings of Easy Street (1917, 25 min.) and The Floorwalker (1916, 24 min.), plus an extra treat from the BFI Archive…

You can also participate in their Chaplin Funday Workshop at 12:00 PM. Go dressed as Charlie for a chance to enter their costume competition and win some goodies!

For full details, visit the BFI’s website.

Modern Times with Live Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall

**22 March 2013, 7:30 PM**


Join the Philharmonia Orchestra for a live orchestral screening of Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.

Book now on the Southbank Centre’s website.

A Charlie Chaplin Christmas at the American Cinematheque

December 21-23, 2012, at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres in Hollywood and Santa Monica, California

The American Cinematheque salutes Charlie Chaplin this Christmas with screenings of THE KID, THE GOLD RUSH (which originally opened at the Egyptian Theatre on 26 June 1925), THE CIRCUS, CITY LIGHTS, MODERN TIMES and A DOG’S LIFE.


Chaplin holds a very special place in the history of the American Cinematheque, as one of Sid Grauman’s guests at the Grand Opening of the Egyptian Theatre in 1922.

See the American Cinematheque’s website for showtimes and tickets.

Chaplin at La Zarzuela

Upcoming live orchestral screenings of Chaplin films at the beautiful Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, Spain:

  • Saturday, 29th December 2012, 8 PM
    Cecil B. DeMille’s Carmen (1915), followed by Charlie Chaplin’s Burlesque on Carmen (1916)
    with the Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, conducted by Timothy Brock

  • Sunday, 30th December 2012, 6 PM
    City Lights (1931)
    with the Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, conducted by Timothy Brock


  • Sunday, 6th January 2013, 6 PM
    Modern Times (1936)
    with the Joven Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, conducted by Timothy Brock

See the “Chaplin at La Zarzuela” website for more information.

The Gold Rush - December Screenings in London

Don’t miss these London screenings of The Gold Rush in December:

Greenwich Picturehouse
Monday 10 December, 1:00 pm

Hackney Picturehouse
Thursday 13 December, 1:00 pm

The Ritzy, Brixton
Tuesday 18 December, 12:00 pm

The screenings of The Gold Rush will be introduced by film expert Graham Rinaldi, who will also host an informal discussion afterwards.

Visit the Picturehouse Education website for further details.


A Chaplin Evening at "Le Balzac" in Paris

Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Retour de Flamme” at Cinéma Le Balzac in Paris!

From 27 November to 16 December 2012, enjoy 20 unique film concerts of rare and restored films with a special guest at each screening.

Don’t miss their special Chaplin evening on 5 December at 8:30 pm, or their closing programme on 16 December at 4 pm, featuring a new restoration of The Rink!

Visit for further details.

Book your tickets directly at Le Balzac, or on the Fnac website.

Exhibition News


The Multimedia Complex of Actual Arts in Moscow (ex House of Photography) will be hosting the famous Chaplin exhibition, Chaplin in Pictures, from 29 November 2012 until 17 February 2013.


If you want to see the original Tramp costume, it is currently on display with many other Hollywood film costumes at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London until 27 January 2013. See the V&A website for details.

If you can’t make it to London, you can still check out the V&A’s iphone/ipad app, available on itunes.


Two of Chaplin’s films, A Woman of Paris and Monsieur Verdoux are part of the exhibition Paris vu par Hollywood at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris until 15 December 2012. Free entrance.


If you happen to be in Madrid between now and 5 January 2013, stop by the Fundación Canal to see 20 photographs of Chaplin in the exhibition, Mitografías - Mitos en la Intimidad. The exhibition aims to provide an original, close and personal vision of some of the 20th century’s most outstanding individuals through a collection of about 250 intimate, private, personal and family images largely unseen before by the general public.


The other nine personalities in the exhibition are Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Camilo José Cela, Ernest Hemingway and María Callas. Free entrance. See the Fundación Canal’s website for further details.


A clip from Limelight is currently featured in the exhibition, Music and Action at the Centro José Guerrero in Granada, Spain. The exhibition will run until 13 January 2012.


From 26 October 2012 until 20 January 2013, the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland is hosting an exhibition called, The Angels of Klee. Klee’s works are surrounded by twelve video and photography installations by artists from the 1920’s up to the present, including a sequence of the film The Kid by Charlie Chaplin. See the Zentrum Paul Klee’s website for further details.