Live Events 2022

We are pleased to confirm our first shows for 2022.

17th January 2022

Buster Keaton: Sherlock Jr and other comedy shorts

(1924) Live score by the Picturehouse Quartet

Wilton’s Music Hall, London

King of Comedy Buster Keaton directs and stars in his Hollywood hit SHERLOCK JR. (1924) as a young, unlucky-in-love projectionist. When a robbery leaves his honour in tatters, he must turn detective – but will he solve the crime?

Complete with death-defying stunts, jaw-dropping special effects and even a bit of romance, it’s not hard to see why this film consistently finds itself on TIME magazine’s ‘Best 100 movies of all time’.

Running time: 110 minutes (including 20 min interval)

18th January 2022

Buster Keaton: The Cameraman and other comedy shorts

(1928) World Premier Live score by the Sam Watts

Wilton’s Music Hall, London

120 mins (including 20 min interval)

World Premier live piano score by Sam Watts

Step behind the lens with Buster, as he muddles his way through a new career as an MGM cameraman! 

An instant success at the box office, critics enthused that The Cameraman is “filled with guffaws and grins” ( The New York Times, 1928)

Packed with hilarious stunts and fight scenes (that would go on to inspire the great comedic action hero Jackie Chan), it’s no wonder that in 2005 The Cameraman was selected for preservation in the United States’ National Film Registry.

Complete with death-defying stunts, jaw-dropping special effects and even a bit of romance, it’s not hard to see why this film consistently finds itself on TIME magazine’s ‘Best 100 movies of all time’.

Running time: 120 minutes (including 20 min interval)

19th January 2022

Harold Lloyd : Safety Last! (1923)

Live piano score by Tom Marlow

A publicity stunt gets out of hand and leads to a death-defying police chase as hapless hero Harold Lloyd attempts to simultaneously impress his girlfriend and save his job.

Safety Last! features one of the most iconic set-piece scenes in film history and cemented Lloyd as the bravest comedian in Hollywood, continuing to perform all his own death-defying stunts despite having already lost a thumb and finger doing the same!

103 mins (including 20 min interval)

They have a rare ability to enchant both expert audiences and children seeing silents for the first time.

— Jonathan Wakeham, Founder of London Comedy Festival LOCO

The Lucky Dog Picturehouse mix a lip-smacking cocktail of classic silent movies and zesty new live music, garnished by their own delight in entertaining and educating an audience. Whether you’re a silent-cinema newcomer or an aficionado, their events make everyone feel like a lucky dog! ”

— Nicholas Barber, BBC Culture