Second Saturday Silent Cinema

Sat, Jan 14th, 2017

Classic silent films the way they were meant to be seen!  Featuring a live musical score on the famous Music Box organ by Dennis Scott, Music Box House Organist.

NEXT UP: Buster Keaton Shorts

Saturday, January 14th at 11:30am

The Music Box celebrates Buster Keaton with a collection of short films! Join us for comedy on the big screen from one of the masters of silent slapstick.

The Goat (1921, 21 mins)

Cops (1922, 18 mins)

The Bell Boy (1918, 33 mins)

The Playhouse (1921, 22 mins)

Character Studies (1925, 6 mins)



General Admission Tickets – $11 Senior Tickets – $9 Music Box Members – $7

Movies & Showtimes for
Second Saturday Silent Cinema

Sat, Jan 14th
Buster Keaton Shorts Program


Buster Keaton Shorts Program

The Goat (Buster Keaton & Malcolm St. Clair, 1921, 21 mins, DCP)

A series of adventures begins when Buster is mistaken for the famous outlaw Dead Shot Dan. 

Cops (Buster Keaton & Edward Cline, 1922, 18 mins, DCP)

Buster Keaton gets involved in a series of misunderstandings involving a horse and cart. Eventually he infuriates every cop in the city when he accidentally interrupts a police parade.

The Bell Boy (Roscoe Arbuckle, 1918, 33 mins DCP)

At the Elk's Head Hotel, bellhops torment the lobby, each other and guests. The elevator is powered by a stubborn horse, a sham robbery turns into a real one, and a runaway trolley leads to a chase through downtown.

The Playhouse (Buster Keaton & Edward Cline, 1921, 22 mins, DCP)

After waking up from his wacky dream, a theater stage hand inadvertently causes havoc everywhere he works.

Character Studies (1925, 6 mins,  DCP)

An amusing, technically impressive curio featuring some of the greatest male movie stars of the silent era. On a vaudeville-type stage, Carter DeHaven, a popular comedian at the time, announces a series of 'impressions' of several of the biggest film stars of the 1920s. Also featuring Harold Lloyd, Fatty Arbuckle, and Rudolph Valentino.


Technical Information

Country of Origin: United States
Run Time: 105 mins
Format: DCP

Music Box Theatre

3733 N Southport Ave Chicago, IL 60613 773 871 6604