8 November | Museum of the Order of St John | London | EC1M 4DA
The spectacular visual appeal of Malta has an enduring attraction to Hollywood. Much of this is down to the Order of St John, an ancient religious brotherhood that ruled the island for over 250 years and built incredible defences, palaces, and churches. In 2018, Valletta is the European Capital of Culture. To celebrate this link, Venture Cinema and the Museum of the Order of St John are bringing you 3 magical nights of films shot in Malta, screened in the historic panelled Chapter Hall.
On 8th November we will be screening the 2002 adventure drama, The Count of Monte Cristo, adapted from the novel by French author Alexandre Dumas. A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend", escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.
The Museum tells the story of the Order of St John, whose story spans almost 1000 years, from caring for sick pilgrims in 11th century Jerusalem and defending crusader castles, through to its modern-day role with St John Ambulance. The Museum’s fascinating collections are housed in a beautiful 16th century gatehouse at the original 12th century headquarters of the Order.
Doors open at 6pm for a 7pm start. Arrive early to explore the galleries and learn more about the history of the Order of St John, as well as discovering more about the stunning locations on the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino, featured in these films. On arrival there will be a bar serving Maltese wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks for you to enjoy as you browse the galleries and enjoy the film. Spaces are limited so book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
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