Cat no. 71

Lyceum Theatre

Running time2:30 Black & White Silent 1928 Ipswich, Suffolk

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The opening of the film 'Remembrance' at the Lyceum Theatre, Ipswich.

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The Mayor and members of the Corporation arriving at the Lyceum Theatre in Carr Street to attend the opening performance of the film 'Remembrance.' The outside of the cinema is shown along with a van decorated to advertise the film. A street scene filmed outside the Lyceum includes some interesting period detail; a street cleaner with his broom; women pushing prams and pushchairs; a man wheeling a bicycle; the cinema Commissionaire in uniform; a trolley bus passing. At the end there is a shot of the Playhouse cinema in Bury St. Edmunds.

Background Information:

The intertitle on the film is as recorded, although C.E. Tempest was Mayor of Ipswich in 1926. He is not shown in his civic robes and could have been attending the film on behalf of the current mayor. The film Remembrance was released on 11th November, 1927. The cast included the only British monarch to have acted in films - Edward VIII. As the Prince of Wales he played himself in this film about disabled war veterans. This was his third appearance in movies, the other two being in `The Power of Right' and `The Warrior Strain'. Bostock owned the Lyceum Theatre in Carr Street from 1920 until it closed in 1936. It became a Department Store. The Carr Street Precinct is on the present site. The Playhouse Cinema in Bury St. Edmunds was on the Buttermarket and was the headquarters of the Bostock company.

Featured People:

Mr. C.E. Tempest, Mayor of Ipswich

Featured Organisations:

The Lyceum Theatre; The Playhouse Cinema

Featured Events:

The opening performance of the film 'Remembrance' at the Lyceum

Featured Buildings:

The Lyceum Theatre, Carr Street, Ipswich. The Playhouse Cinema, Bury St. Edmunds

Bostock Gazette

Harry West

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