The London Transport Museum has been celebrating the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the London Underground all year long, and with only got a couple of months left, they are cramming as many celebratory events in as they can. From 10th November to the 1st December, they will be commemorating the seventy years that the Underground has been portrayed on film.
Tickets are £5 each, and screenings will take place at their Cubic Theatre in Covent Garden between 3pm-5pm. Bookings can be made by calling 020 7565 7298, and you can choose from restorations, newsreels, and documentaries.
Underground is a 1928 film directed by Anthony Asquith. At story of love, jealousy, and murder, it was restored by the BFI, and includes a new orchestral score by Neil Brand. It includes an introduction by Curator Simon Murphy and DVDs of the film will be on sale in the gift shop.
London Transport Cine-Gazette Films 1 to 8 17th November
This is a series of newsreel films from 1947-1949, which takes a look at buses, trains, new canteens, radio systems, and sports roundups. It was intended to keep staff up to date on the latest developments.
Victoria Line Report series, British Transport Films 24th November
Cover the period between 1962–1969, this film documentary is a comprehensive record of London's biggest civil engineering project of the decade. It shows early tunnelling work to the finishing touches in stations and the ground-breaking automatic train operating system. The DVD will be available from the gift shop.
Jubilee Line Extension Project Video Reports 1st December
Thirst years later, the Surrey Media Services were commissioned to do another documentary series that spanned 1993-1999. It details the progress of the extension to the Jubilee Line from Green Park to Stratford. This is the first time it will ever have been screened to the public.