The Kid

Directed by Charlie Chaplin
  • USA
  • 1hr 8min
  • 1921

The great Charlie Chaplin was already an established star when he decided to make his first full-length feature. The result is a beloved and treasured classic of silent cinema which returns to the big screen in for one magical screening.

Chaplin rescues an orphan (a terrific Jackie Coogan) from the streets and they make an unlikely but effective pairing. Coogan’s performance so beguiled audiences on release that he became known as “the most famous boy in America”. This timeless classic blends slapstick comedy with real drama, some of it dark, to give audiences, as described in the movie itself, “a smile - and perhaps, a tear”. Accompanied by a live musical score from acclaimed pianist Maud Nelissen, adapted from and inspired by the musical score from Charlie Chaplin, The Kid promises to be a truly unique and memorable cinematic experience for all the family. 

Cert: G

A unique opportunity to see Chaplin's first feature film. Pure joy. With a very special new composition by Maud Nelissen, adapted with blessing from Chaplin's original score.

Sarah Ahern, Fantastic Flix Programmer

Charles Chaplin
Edna Purviance
Jackie Coogan

Live Musical Score

Accompanied by a live musical score from acclaimed pianist Maud Nelissen.

Schedule & Tickets

23 Feb 14:00 Light House