|Title ID||15||Collection ID||1302|
|Title||The Opening of the Croydon Orpheum|
|Date||23 March 1914|
|Keywords||Entertainment Everyday Life Motor Vehicles Transport|
|Format||Mixed Colour and Black & White Silent|
|Duration||02 min. 11 sec.|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
A film showing the crowds gathered outside the Orpheum Cinema in Croydon on its opening day.
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.