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All Aboard the LNER Pathé Cinema Train of 1938

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Pamphlet listing films to be shown in the Pathe Saloon Car on London and North Eastern Railway trains in and out of London. 1938 (via National Archives)

Pamphlet listing films to be shown in the Pathe Saloon Car on London and North Eastern Railway trains in and out of London. 1938 (via National Archives)

1938: A cinema attendant giving a ticket to a passenger for the Pathe cinema car, which ran on LNER trains. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

1938: A cinema attendant giving a ticket to a passenger for the Pathe cinema car, which ran on LNER trains. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)


Cinema On Train – Mr JH Thomas Inaugurates a new service at King’s Cross.

Rather incredibly it’s now possible to totally relive the experience of watching the Pathé newsreels on the inaugural journey on the LNER Cinema train from Kings Cross in May 1938. It cost a shilling to watch in those days, not an inconsiderable sum back then.


Their Majesties in Lanarkshire


New Berth For Bananas
Hitler In Italy


Training For Royal Tournament


French Liner Ablaze At Le Havre


Rugby League Cup Final At Wembley


Demonstration of Kay Autogyro at Southampton


Ninety-Four Year Old Mrs. Anne Budd Takes Her First Flight


New German Ambassador in London


John Tussaud Celebrates His 80th Birthday


Fire Brigade Chief Retires


Boxing At Theatre Royal Dublin


Mille Miglia Car Race


US Thoroughbreds Prepare For Match Race


First President Of Eire


Boston Marathon


Blessing The Lambs in Italy


Dublin Spring Show


King Tours RAF Stations (Mute)


New Defence Balloons


Markham Pit Disaster


Italians Goosestep For Hitler


Boys Boxing Comedy


Plane Safety


How To Make Money


Cineviews In Brief No.73


The Emotion Machine


Al And Bob Harvey Famous Radio And Variety Stars


Order to View Model House


Troy Town


Ted Andrews Canadian Singer And The Girl Friend


London In The Provinces

Novelties – Cannot Find


Suzette Tarri – Character Comedienne