Silent Cinema at the Music Box

Sat, Mar 11th, 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.

PRICING

General Admission Tickets – $11

Senior Tickets – $9

Music Box Members – $7

Movies & Showtimes for
Silent Cinema at the Music Box

Sat, Jan 14th
Buster Keaton Shorts Program

11:30AM
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Wed, Feb 22nd
The Last Command

7:30PM
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Sat, Mar 11th
Beggars of Life

11:30AM
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Beggars of Life

A FILM BY: William A. Wellman
WRITTEN BY: Benjamin Glazer (adaptation), Jim Tully (story)
STARRING: Wallace Beery, Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen

After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl (Louise Brooks) tries to escape the country with a young vagabond (Richard Arlen). She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal a car in their attempt to escape the police, and reach Canada. Released more than a year before The Great Depression, the film was loosely based on Jim Tully’s novel Beggars of Life: A Hobo Autobiography, published in 1924, which describes his hardscrabble existence on the rails during the recession years of the 1890s and 1900s.

35mm print courtesy of the George Eastman Museum, permission Paramount Pictures. Preservation Funded by the Film Foundation. 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1928
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 100 mins

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

The Last Command

A FILM BY: Josef von Sternberg
WRITTEN BY: Lajos Biró (story), John F. Goodrich
STARRING: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell

Tsarist general Sergius Alexander (Emil Jannings) is basking in the glory of imperial Russia. After sending the revolutionary Lev Andreyev (William Powell) to prison, he starts romancing Andreyev's girl. But when the Bolsheviks seize power, the tide turns for Alexander, and he flees Russia. Years later, Alexander, broke and working as a bit player in Hollywood, bumps into Andreyev, who is now a director. Andreyev casts his old nemesis as a Russian general, intending to humiliate him on set.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1928
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 88 mins
Format: 35mm

Music Box Theatre

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