This summer, Cumberland Lodge is hosting a Monday Matinees film series, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1819.
Queen Victoria was a regular visitor to Cumberland Lodge, while her third daughter, Princess Helena, resided here with her husband and Ranger of the Great Park, Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein.
The royal couple lived here from 1867 to 1917, and were responsible for giving the Lodge interiors a typically Victorian appearance. They also modernised the building, by introducing electricity, which helped to ensure its survival into the 20th and 21st centuries.
Where and when
Our Monday Matinees will take place weekly, in The Vaults at Cumberland Lodge, from Monday 10 June to Monday 8 July 2019.
All showings will begin at 2pm.
£5 per person (includes hot drinks, soft drinks and ice cream)
This is a fundraising event, so all monies raised will go towards supporting our charitable work.
Monday 10 June 2019, 2pm - The Young Victoria (2009)
Monday 17 June 2019, 2pm - Victoria & Albert (2001)
Monday 24 June 2019, 2pm - Mrs Brown (1997)
Monday 1 July 2019, 2pm - Victoria & Abdul (2017)
Monday 8 July 2019, 2pm - Victoria the Great (1937)
See full details below.
Join us from 1.45pm in The Vaults, our newly refurbished basement entertainment space, for an afternoon of cinema and refreshments.
For enquiries, please contact Emma Albery at Cumberland Lodge on 01784 497790 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access to The Vaults is via our main front door and a lift or staircase, and there is plenty of free parking at the front of the main Lodge.
Acess to Cumberland Lodge is via the Bishop's Gate or Ranger's Gate entrances to Windsor Great Park. Please note that there is no easy way to access us via public transport.
The Young Victoria (2009)
Monday 10 June 2019
The turbulent early years of Queen Victoria who, shortly after being crowned, became caught up in a power struggle between her mother and the scheming politicians, Lord Melbourne and Sir Robert Peel. Meanwhile, a romance is blossoming with her handsome German cousin and future husband, Prince Albert. Historical drama, starring Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany and Miranda Richardson.
Running time: 1hr 45min
Victoria & Albert (2001)
Monday 17 June 2019
The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the throne, this British-American television series charts the tumultuous period in 19th-century England, where Victoria comes to terms with the enormous duties that lay ahead of her, whilst also falling deeply in love with her beloved Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Her subsequent marriage and the birth of the couple's nine children feature, as well as Albert's frustrations at the inactivity he experiences during his early years in the role of Prince Consort. Starring Nigel Hawthorne, Diana Rigg and Victoria Hamilton.
Part 1: 125mins
Part 2: 100mins
Includes and Interval
Mrs Brown (1997)
Monday 24 June 2019
In mourning for her late husband Prince Albert, Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) has abandoned all public duties and appearances, retiring to her Isle of Wight home, Osborne House. When Albert's pony handler, John Brown (Billy Connolly), arrives in service to the Queen, he manages to coax her out of her depression. As the pair grow increasingly familiar, a warm friendship develops, much to the consternation of the other members of court.
Running time: 1hr 45mins
Victoria & Abdul (2017)
Monday 1 July 2019
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule, starring Academy Award winner, Judi Dench. When the young clerk Abdul Karim, played by Ali Fazal, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
Running time: 1hr 52mins
Victoria the Great (1937)
Monday 8 July 2019
Dame Anna Neagle takes the title role in this classic account of the life of Queen Victoria. Focusing on her private life, it tells of her courtship by and marriage to Prince Albert (played by Anton Walbrook) and features a thrilling assassination attempt where the Prince risks his own life to protect his Queen. The film was produced by Herbert Wilcox, at the request of King Edward VIII.
Running time: 1hr 52mins