Screening of “The Pleasure Garden” – July 13th 2013

Leytonstone Pop-Up Cinema is proud to present this special screening as part of the Leytonstone Festival 2013 events:

The Pleasure Garden (U) ** with special live music accompaniment **
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. (1925) UK; 75 min.

The Pleasure Garden with live musical accompaniment. Rare screening of the silent classic by Leytonstone’s Alfred Hitchcock with a new score from a four-piece live ensemble, presented by Leytonstone Pop-Up Cinema.

We are commemorating our 5th year anniversary
with this unique event. Don’t miss it!!


Patsy Brand works in a theatre called “Pleasure Garden” as a dancer, she marries Levett, soldier of fortune, who is going to reach English colonies in the Tropics. Before leaving for her honeymoon she meets Jill, the girlfriend of her husband’s friend Hugh; thanks to Patsy’s help Jill starts working in the theatre. Levett and Hugh move to the colonies and Patsy goes on with her life in London; Jill easily forgets her boyfriend and lives a luxurious life. When she knows her husband is ill, Patsy goes to the Tropics, but she finds out Levett is an alcoholic and he lives with a native; the girl is very angry and leaves her husband. After the native’s death Levett seems to go mad and he tries to kill his wife.” – Claudio Sandrini *

You can watch a clip of the film here.

Screening on 13th July 2013, Saturday

Starting time 7:30pm at Leytonstone Library
Church Lane, E11 1HG, London.
See map
Entrance £5 (£4 all concessions)
Check disabled access options availabe

** NOTE: Due to new access policy at the library, if the main gates are closed (usually after 8pm) then entrance to the library will be through the disabled access door, which is located a few metres away on the left of the main gates


In addition to this screening, we are also collaborating with Transition Leytonstone on another great event for the Leytonstone Festival:

Spirit of ’45 at the Leytonstone Festival

In July, as part of the yearly Leytonstone Festival, we are organising a free screening of Ken Loach’s new documentary, Spirit of ‘45.

  • Date: Friday July 12th
  • Venue: Leytonstone Library, 6 Church Lane, E11 1HG
  • Time: Doors open at 6.30pm for light refreshments, the film will start at 7pm.
  • Advance tickets may be ordered via Eventbrite
  • This screening is free of charge; donations gratefully accepted.

Spirit of 45 celebrates the postwar era, a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK, the impact of which endured for many years, and which may yet be rediscovered today. In Ken Loach’s own words: “Generosity, mutual support and co-operation were the watchwords of the age. It is time to remember the determination of those who were intent on building a better world.”

Is Leytonstone already on track to regain that wonderful community spirit in 2013? A panel discussion follows the film.


  • James Meadway, film participant and senior economist, nef
  • Ann Williams, allotment holder, historian and community activist
  • Jon Rackham, Transition Leytonstone Steering Group
  • Christine Corion, Church Lane Community Garden

More information on this event here.

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