Title ID 15Collection ID1302
TitleThe Opening of the Croydon Orpheum
Date23 March 1913
Genre/TypeProfessionalFilm/Video companyNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeUrban Life
RegionalGreater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionGeorge Howard Cricks
ProducerCricks film. All British. Lions Head Brand.
FormatMixed Colour and Black & White Silent
Duration02 min. 11 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


The film records the crowd in front of the cinema, waiting to get in. People stand in the rain with umbrellas. People are seen going inside. Outside, Policemen supervise the crowd. A group of boys and other people acknowledge the camera. A car arrives. Men in top hats and women in smart clothes are filmed. A horse drawn carriage arrives. The film ends with a panorama of the entrance to the cinema.