Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

List of screenings

There are several ways to explore the festival programme on this website. Scrolling down this page will show you a chronological list of all forty screenings. Click on the pictures or the green buttons to find out more about any event.

You can also explore the festival by place here or see the festival calendar here.

The festival brochure can be read online here.

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Alfred Hitchcock's Blackmail

  • The Old School House Richmond Road Leyburn, England, DL8 5DL United Kingdom (map)

Alfred Hitchcock’s sinister, suspenseful tale of crime and romance is one of the last British silent films to be made. With his traditional cameo appearance in the first reel, to a spectacular chase through the British Museum by moonlight in the final reel, Blackmail is a classic thriller from the Master of Suspense.

Jonathan Best, Director of Yorkshire Silent Film Festival and tonight's pianist, will give a talk 6.30pm-7pm. The film will start shortly afterwards. 

Performing live: Jonathan Best (piano)

Tickets £6.50 including interval tea/coffee and cake. Book by telephone on 01969 624510 or by emailing admin@oldschoolhouseleyburn.com

Also screening at The Old School House (May 9) is the Oscar-winning Hollywood melodrama 7th Heaven, starring Janet Gaynor and with a live harp score. 

Earlier Event: May 18
Later Event: May 20
7th Heaven