Modern Times

With Modern Times (1936) Chaplin – under pressure from the rise of the ‘talkies’ – produced his last silent film. The movie, a commentary on the industrialization of the world, was nevertheless his greatest success. The images of Chaplin amidst the immense cogwheels of a giant factory machine have become legendary, as has the struggles of the tramp against the machines and the US bureaucracy. 

The famous character of the tramp so masterfully embodied by Chaplin continues to engage our imaginations. Certainly this jewel of a classic film, for old and young, with its familiar, hilarious as well as moving moments can today more than ever give us something to think about.

Chaplin composed the music for the film himself, and the score has now been lovingly restored. 

Concert plus

Thu 01/03/2018

  • 19:30 – introduction: Peter Van Camp & Dirk Brossé
  • Modern Times photo wall
  • The Street Food Company –  hot dogs & wine/cava (€10)
  • afterparty: Radio Modern presents Modern Times: DJ Benny Blue, Flying Willy & The Retronettes

Fri 02/03/2018

  • Modern Times photo wall

Sat 03/03/2018

  • Modern Times photo wall
  • 19:15 – introduction: Roel Van Bambost

Sun 04/03/2018

  • family concert – free popcorn & cotton candy
  • 13:30 – Atelier ReMuA (€4/€2 (-18) (info:
  • Modern Times photo wall
  • The Street Food Company – hot dogs & wine/cava (€10)


Modern Times (1936)

Charlie Chaplin, director
Charlie Chaplin, original score (restored for live performance by Timothy Brock) (musical arrangement David Raksin and Edward Powell)


Dirk Brossé

Tickets De Bijloke


Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2 | 9000 Ghent | Tel: +32 (0)9/269 92 92
tuesday-friday, 13:00 > 17:00 & one hour before each performance




booking fee is included in the ticket price


  • €7/ticket: -19 years, students (-26), schools (+10 persons)
  • €11/ticket: DKO (+10 persons)
  • -€4: +65, OKO sector pas


De Bijloke  | Godhuizenlaan 2  | 9000 Ghent

public transportation: stops Bijlokehof, Bijloke, Verlorenkost, Van Nassaustraat

bicycle: at the entrance of STAM there is a covered and surveilled bicycle storage

parking: Godshuizenlaan/Bijlokehof/Jozef Kluyskensstraat (underground parking at walking distance)


89’ (no intermission) | coprod. Flagey, De Bijloke, Concertgebouw Brugge