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Cinema King

Jewish Literary Foundation presents Book Week 24

Sun 10 Mar
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Cinema King

Jewish Literary Foundation presents Book Week 24

Speaker Jennifer King

Jennifer King on her grandfather’s remarkable journey from impoverished Jewish family escaping pogroms to silent movie violinist to entertainment empire.


From playing the violin alongside silent movies to owning a chain of cinemas as part of his entertainment empire, Sam King went on a remarkable journey.

His life of wealth and glamour as partner in Shipman and King cinemas was a far cry from his beginnings in an impoverished Jewish family escaping Russian pogroms to the East End of London. 50 years after his death granddaughter Jennifer King tells his extraordinary story in a book which David Puttnam said, ‘allowed me an understanding of the enormous debt every avid cinema-goer owes her family’.

Buy a copy of Cinema King by Jennifer King.

This event will last approximately 1 hour, without an interval. 


About the speakers:

Jennifer King is a business psychologist who co-founded a management consultancy where she specialised in working with the medical profession. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Jennifer now works as a leadership Coach. She grew up in North London and now lives in Bristol with her husband David Pendleton. They have two daughters and four grandchildren. Cinema King is her first memoir.

Date:Sun 10 Mar
Start time:5pm (Doors: 4.30pm)
Venue:Limehouse Room

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