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1990
January 29 1990

‘Electric Current’ The Independent

‘Electric Current’ The Independent

Sheila Johnston on the re-opening of an historic London landmark ‘The Independent’, Friday 26th January 1990 ‘Going Out to Cinema’..Read More

1971
April 23 1971

Bride of the Andes, British premier

Bride of the Andes, British premier

23rd April 1971, Bride of the Andes, ‘Kensington Post’ page 35 BRIDE OF THE ANDES – Sasumu Hani’s 1966 film..Read More

April 11 1971

‘The Wanderer’ at Easter

‘The Wanderer’ at Easter

Jean-Gabriel Albicocco’s 1967 film ‘The Wanderer‘, based on the novel ‘Le Grand Meaulnes’ by Alain-Fournier, ran at the Electric over..Read More

March 29 1971

Electric Film Club benefit for People’s Centre

Electric Film Club benefit for People’s Centre

Electric Film Club benefit ad for People’s Centre – People’s News – Vol 3, No 13, 29th March 1971 ‘LATE..Read More

January 28 1971

It’s members only now

It’s members only now

22nd January 1971, It’s members only now, ‘Kensington Post’ page 37 Mary Lear It’s members only now THIS is the..Read More

January 8 1971

Paradise Now, Colour Later

Paradise Now, Colour Later

8th January 1971, ‘Kensington Post’ page 16 More Midnight Movies … PARADISE NOW, COLOUR LATER SHELDON ROCHLIN’S movie PARADISE NOW..Read More

January 8 1971

Carry It On – Joan Baez documentary

Carry It On – Joan Baez documentary

8th January 1971, ‘Kensington Post’ page 16 CARRY IT ON. Electric Cinema. Portobello Road, tonight (Thursday) at 9 p.m.: tomorrow..Read More

1970
December 18 1970

Imperial & Electric Merge

Imperial & Electric Merge

18th December 1970, Imperial & Electric Merge, ‘Kensington Post’ page 33 Mary Lear OVER THE PAST five years the late..Read More

December 18 1970

‘El Topo’ has its first screening at the Elgin, NYC

‘El Topo’ has its first screening at the Elgin, NYC

On December 18th 1970 manager Ben Barenholtz showed Alejandro Jodorowsky’s surrealist western ‘El Topo‘ at midnight. It was an instant,..Read More

September 26 1970

It’s them again! Cocoanuts at the The Electric

It’s them again!  Cocoanuts at the The Electric

26th September 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ page 52 It’s them again! COCOANUTS. The Marx Brothers’ first picture, made in 1929 is..Read More

September 25 1970

How I Won The War & Forbidden Planet at midnight

How I Won The War & Forbidden Planet at midnight

25th September 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ page 40 MIDNIGHT MOVIES • HOW I WON THE WAR (Electric Cinema, tonight Thursday only)..Read More

August 28 1970

Top films at the Electric Cinema

Top films at the Electric Cinema

28th August 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ page 35 TOP FILMS AT THE ELECTRIC CINEMA ON WEDNESDAYS and Thursdays in September the..Read More

August 14 1970

The Peace Game

The Peace Game

14th August 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ page 35 The Peace Game (Electric Cinema, Portobello Road, tonight Thursday only). Peter Watkins’ controversial..Read More

August 7 1970

Kuroneko, The Trip, Flickorna at The Electric

Kuroneko, The Trip, Flickorna at The Electric

7th August 1970, Japanese Cannes entry, ‘Kensington Post’ page 32 Japanese Cannes entry Kuroneko Japan’s official entry at the 1968..Read More

July 3 1970

Forgotten Film festival at The Electric

Forgotten Film festival at The Electric

3rd July 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ pages 39 Black comedy comes first THE ELECTRIC Cinema Club, Portobello Road, starts the most..Read More

June 26 1970

Greetings, “an overground sex protest film”

Greetings, “an overground sex protest film”

26th June 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ page 50 Greetings (Electric Cinema Club, tomorrow and Saturday night) has been described as “an..Read More

June 19 1970

Black Power & The Stones

Black Power & The Stones

19th June 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ page 49 [Caption: Anne Wiazemsky ready for action in Sympathy for the Devil (MMY3)] SYMPATHY..Read More

June 12 1970

Those sexy nudes . . who wants ’em ?

Those sexy nudes . . who wants ’em ?

12th June 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ page 6 Letters SIR: I haven’t been to the local cinema for nearly a year..Read More

June 5 1970

Popdown, Calcutta and Living at The Electric

Popdown, Calcutta and Living at The Electric

5th June 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ page 43 * LOUISE MALLE’S Calcutta – The French film maker’s harrowing account of poverty..Read More

May 29 1970

The Electric screens Robin Spry’s Prologue

The Electric screens Robin Spry’s Prologue

29th May 1970, Kensington Post, page 37 As in Haskell Wexler’s remarkable “Medium Cool,” Robin Spry has also used the..Read More