The Gold Rush

Directed by Charles Chaplin

The Gold Rush had its premiere at the now-demolished Gaiety Theatre on Peter Street in Manchester on 11 January 1926 and was one of Charlie Chaplin’s most critically acclaimed and successful films. Telling the story of a hapless prospector looking for riches and love in the frozen wastes of Alaska, it is a comic triumph shot through with poetry and pathos, and Chaplin said of it that ‘This is the picture that I want to be remembered by’.

This special anniversary screening is presented in partnership with the International Anthony Burgess Foundation to coincide with the exhibition Burgess and Chaplin, taking place Tuesday 8 March 2016. The screening on Wednesday 13 January will be introduced by Will Carr from the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.



95 minutes


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