FILM fans will have a rare opportunity to watch an Ealing Studios’ production at the place it was made when Nicholas Nickleby, shot at the historical studios in 1947, is screened there at 7.30pm tonight (Friday, October 19).

The screening, part of Ealing Autumn Festival, is hosted by Met Film and supported by the Classic Cinema Club.

The film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 1838 novel stars Derek Bond, Cedric Hardwicke and Sally Ann Howes and captures the mood of deprivation and hardship in 19th Century London.

Ealing Studios is the oldest working film studios in the world. It opened for business in 1902 and has defined the British film industry ever since, producing such classics as The LadyKillers and The Lavender Hill Mob.

Over the past 15 years, Ealing Studios has produced five of the top 20 highest-grossing British independent films, including the popular St. Trinian's franchise.

Tickets are £7 and £6 (concessions). They include £1 temporary membership of Classic Cinema Club, which will be refunded at the door on presentation of proof of membership.