Chaplin in the Park, Weston Park
Charlie Chaplin is to return to Sheffield for one night only as Sheffield University Concerts in partnership with Museums Sheffield have rerarranged a planned outdoor screening of Chaplin films that was due to take place in May.
Chaplin in the Park will project three of Charlie Chaplin’s most famous films on to the side of Weston Park Museum.
This free event will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, starting at 8.30pm.
Chaplin in the Park was set to be part of the Charlie Chaplin Festival at the University of Sheffield in May.
Due to adverse weather the screening had to be cancelled but an overwhelming online response and strong support from audiences have prompted the promoters to set a new date.
In 1959 Chaplin revisited past triumphs. He selected some of his funniest early films and composed and added new music to them.
In A Dog’s Life Chaplin’s little tramp adopts a dog companion to survive in the city. Mixing realism and fantasy, Shoulder Arms is a celebrated satire of combat and features Charlie as a boot camp private single-handedly winning World War I.
In The Pilgrim Charlie is an escaped convict who is hilariously mistaken for the new minister of a small Texas town.
The three films are combined to form a single feature-length film, The Chaplin Revue.
Charlie Chaplin was last seen in Sheffield in person in December 1904 when he performed as Billy at the Lyceum Theatre in a production of Sherlock Holmes.
Advice from the organisers is to bring a cushion and a picnic and wrap up warm!