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The Albuquerque Film Club is open to everyone of any age who enjoys watching movies on a big screen in the company of other film lovers and then sharing observations about what they have seen. All that is needed is the interest and an email address for notifications. This is a social rather than scholarly group, although some members know a lot about motion pictures while others wish to expand their appreciation.
The AFC will host movies at the Guild Cinema one weekend every two months, Saturday and Sunday matinees. After the screening, we invite everyone to join us to gab about movies and meet fellow film fans. Ticket prices for the matinees will be $5 per person.
Our purpose is to revive interesting films from silent classics to productions of the big studio era to intimate independent films of more recent years—comedies, dramas, film noir, fantasy, adventure. While most of the movies we screen will be English language, we shall include intriguing films from abroad. The films you attend will help choose future programs in the AFC series.

To join Albuquerque Film Club send your name, address and phone number via email to:

You will be added to our email list and receive notifications of upcoming AFC monthly screenings and other events. AFC/AVM does not share mailing lists with anyone, ever.

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American Vaudeville Museum

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Albuquerque Film Club is sponsored by

Guild Cinema &

American Vaudeville Museum

All films subject to availability.


June 11 & 12

Saturday & Sunday

1 pm

Guild Cinema

Comic Geniuses When They Were Young

2016 Season


Jan 9 & 10

Happiest Days of Your Life (1950, Britain)

Alastair Sim-Margaret Rurtherford-Joyce Grenfell


Mar 12 & 13:

Triplets of Belleville (2003, France)

Sylvain Chomet’s Oscar-nominated animation


May 14 & 15

Dinner at Eight (1933, USA)

Marie Dressler, Jean Harlow, John Barrymore, Billie Burke, Lee Tracy


Jun 11 & 12

Comic Geniuses When Young

Buster Keaton ~ Fatty Arbuckle

Al St John ~ Harold Lloyd

Mabel Normand ~ Ford Sterling

Keystone Cops


Jul 8 & 9

A Night in Casablanca (1946, USA)

Groucho, Chico & Harpo Marx and

Sig Rumann


Aug 13 & 14

Shanghai Express (1933)

 Josef von Sterberg

Marlene Dietrich

Anna May Wong


Sep 10 & 11

Igby Goes Down (2002, USA)

Susan.Surandon, Patricia Arquette, Bill Pullman, Kieran Culkin


Nov 12 & 13

Jean Renoir’s French Cancan (1954, France)

Jean Gabin & cameo by Edith Piaf


December (TBA)

Paths of Glory (1957)

Anti-war film to honor actor, filmmaker and activist Kirk Douglas on his 100th birthday.

Written & directed by Stanley Kubrick.

Harold Lloyd

“Never Weaken”

(19 minutes, 1921)


Harold was 28 and did his own stunts

despite the loss of much of his right hand.


Roscoe ‘Fatty Arbuckle,

Al St John & Buster Keaton


(26 mins, 1919)


Keaton’s was 24 when he made his first films for Arbuckle’s Comique Studio.

Roscoe (32) was the star but he gave his nephew Al (25) and Buster time to shine.

The Albuquerque Film Club has selected four fine comedy films to spotlight the talents of a handful of comedy greats and illustrate the rapid progression of comedy film technique from 1913 to 1921.