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Modern Times

Friday 10th November 2017, 9pm. RSVP
Mecca Dundee Playhouse, 104-110 Nethergate DD1 4EH

2017 has been designated Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, and as part of the NEoN Digital Arts Festival we're turning the clock back to 1936 when Art Deco cinema Green's Playhouse first opened to the public on the site of the Mecca bingo hall.

Step inside the iconic tower to watch Charlie Chaplin's 1936 silent comedy 'Modern Times' as the silver screen returns to the site of the original Playhouse for one more night. You're encouraged to dress like the iconic 'Little Tramp' and join us for bingo before the main feature from 6:30pm.

Click here to be added to the guest list.

'Modern Times' depicts the struggle to preserve humanity in a modern, mechanised world. The comedic mayhem that ensues has ensured that this remains one of Chaplin's greatest and most enduring works, a tribute to the silent-film era he commanded for a generation.

Green's Playhouse was designed by Joseph Emberton and John Fairweather. It was the second largest cinema in Europe with 4,126 seats. It's tower was a fore-runner of Glasgow's Tait Tower at the 1938 Empire Exhibition, and was the only thing to survive the devastating fire of 1995.





This special screening is free and begins at 9pm. If you wish to come and play bingo from 6:30pm you'll need to join Mecca online by clicking here or by signing up at the hall.





An Indy Cinema Group, NEoN Digital Arts Festival and New Media Scotland production supported by Creative Scotland.

Click here to watch footage of Green's Playhouse from the Moving Image Archive of the National Library of Scotland.

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