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The Pleasure Garden (1925) - UK screenings

After the successful trade screenings for The Lodger, Hitchcock's first film The Pleasure Garden was finally given a provincial theatrical release with several prints in circulation from January to November 1927.

Hitchcock's second film, The Mountain Eagle, was screened provincially between June and December 1927.

London Screenings

The film was first screened to the public during the week commencing 12th April 1926 at the Capitol in Haymarket, London,[1] where it was shown along with The Outsider (1926)[2] and The Lucky Devil (1925)[3].

The film was screened in London again at the Kensington cinema during the week commencing 24th January 1927.[4]

Provincial Screenings

The following dates are taken from UK regional newspapers:

  • w/c 10/Jan/1927 — La Scala, Dundee[5]
  • 20-22/Jan/1927 — Whiteladies Picture House, Bristol[6]
  • 24-26/Jan/1927 — La Scala, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire[7]
  • w/c 07/Feb/1927 — Regent Picture House, Dover[8]
  • w/c 14/Feb/1927 — King's Picture House, Gloucester[9]
  • w/c 14/Feb/1927 — Tower Cinema, Hull[10]
  • 14-16/Feb/1927 — Beau Nash Picture House, Westgate Street, Bath[11]
  • 17-19/Feb/1927 — Cinema de Luxe, Hastings[12]
  • 21-23/Feb/1927 — Queen's Picture House, Castle Street, Gloucester[13]
  • w/c 28/Feb/1927 — Savoy Cinema, Burnley[14]
  • 07-09/Mar/1927 — Lichfield Palladium, Lichfield, Staffordshire[15]
  • 07-09/Mar/1927 — Strand Cinema, Beverley Road, Hull[16]
  • w/c 21/Mar/1927 — Royal Picture House, Dundee[17]
  • 21-23/Mar/1929 — Melton Picture House, Melton Mowbray[18]
  • 21-23/Feb/1927 — Central Picture Theatre, Folkestone[19]
  • 24-26/Mar/1927 — Alhambra & Pentridge Cinema, Burnley[20]
  • 24-26/Mar/1927 — Palace Theatre, Tamworth[21]
  • w/c 28/Mar/1927 — Picture Theatre, Grantham[22]
  • 31/Mar/1927-02/Apr/1927 — Oakham Picture Palace, Rutland[23]
  • 04-05/Apr/1927 — Belgrave Cinema, Plymouth[24]
  • 11-13/Apr/1927 — The Oxford Cinema, Whitstable[25]
  • 18-20/Apr/1927 — Picture House, Grantham[26]
  • 18-20/Apr/1927 — Wellington Cinema, Snargate Street, Dover[27]
  • 21-23/Apr/1927 — Alvaston Cinema, Derby[28]
  • 28-29/Apr/1927 — Regent Picture House, Dundee[29]
  • 02-04/May/1927 — Regent Hall Pictures, Mansfield Road, Nottingham[30]
  • 05-07/May/1927 — Goldsmith Street Picture House, Nottingham[31]
  • 09/May/1927 — City Palace, Fore Street, Exeter[32]
  • 23-25/May/1927 — New Theatre, Tonbridge, Kent[33]
  • w/c 23/May/1927 — Broughty Picture House, Dundee[34]
  • 16-18/Jun/1927 — The Palace, Braintree, Essex[35]
  • 21-23/Jul/1927 — Berridge Road Picture House, Nottingham[36]
  • 07-09/Nov/1927 — Sandgate Picture House, Folkestone, Kent[37]

Notes & References

  1. The Times carried advertisements for the film on both the 16th and 17th April. The Daily Mail (09/Apr/1926) stated that the film would be screened the following week, which was confirmed by a further listings from the 12th.
  2. Directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Jacqueline Logan, Lou Tellegen and Walter Pidgeon.
  3. Directed by Frank Tuttle and starring Richard Dix, Esther Ralston and Edna May Oliver.
  4. Source: theatre listings in the Daily Mail for that week.
  5. See Dundee Evening Telegraph (13/Jan/1927)
  6. See Western Daily Press (18/Jan/1927)
  7. See Motherwell Times (21/Jan/1927)
  8. See Dover Express (04/Feb/1927)
  9. See Gloucester Citizen (17/Feb/1927)
  10. See Hull Daily Mail (15/Feb/1927)
  11. See Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette (12/Feb/1927)
  12. See Hastings and St Leonards Observer (12/Feb/1927)
  13. See Western Daily Press (22/Feb/1927)
  14. See Burnley Express (02/Mar/1927)
  15. See Lichfield Mercury (04/Mar/1927)
  16. See Hull Daily Mail (08/Mar/1927)
  17. See Dundee Evening Telegraph (22/Mar/1927)
  18. See Grantham Journal (19/Mar/1927)
  19. See Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald (19/Feb/1927)
  20. See Burnley Express (23/Mar/1927)
  21. See Tamworth Herald (26/Mar/1927)
  22. See Grantham Journal (26/Mar/1927)
  23. See Grantham Journal (26/Mar/1927)
  24. See Western Morning News (04/Apr/1927)
  25. See Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald (09/Apr/1927)
  26. See Grantham Journal (16/Apr/1927)
  27. See Dover Express (15/Apr/1927)
  28. See Derby Daily Telegraph (20/Apr/1927)
  29. See Dundee Evening Telegraph (28/Apr/1927)
  30. See Nottingham Evening Post (29/Apr/1927)
  31. See Nottingham Evening Post (06/May/1927)
  32. See Exeter and Plymouth Gazette (02/May/1927)
  33. See Kent & Sussex Courier (20/May/1927)
  34. See Dundee Evening Telegraph (26/May/1927)
  35. See Chelmsford Chronicle (10/Jun/1927)
  36. See Nottingham Evening Post (20/Jul/1927)
  37. See Folkestone Herald (05/Nov/1927)