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The Circus

1928 – silent • Charlie Chaplin • Live Accompaniment by Randy Woltz on the Mighty Wurlitzer • In the last film he made during the silent era, Charlie Chaplin revels in the art of the circus, paying tribute to the acrobats and pantomimists who inspired his virtuoso pratfalls. This gag-packed comedy ranks among Chaplin’s finest, thanks to some of the most outlandish set pieces of the director-performer’s career.
Sat, Mar 2 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Show Boat

1936 • Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Paul Robeson, Hattie McDaniel Directed by James Whale- Introduced by Film Historian Antonia Carlotta Based on Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Broadway musical, Show Boat contains several memorable numbers including Paul Robeson's immortal rendition of "Ol' Man River". James Whale, who directed Frankenstein for Universal Pictures five years before, brings a sympathetic portrait of fame and tragedy. For this special screening Antonia Carlotta of the popular YouTube channel Universally Me, will introduce the film. Carlotta's great uncle is Universal Pictures Founder Carl Laemmle, and she will tell us how this film affected their family.
Sun, Mar 3 2:30 PM
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1980 • Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges Voted one of the funniest films ever made, this slapstick comedy mercilessly parodies the disaster films of the 1970s. With non-stop one liners, sight gags, and a list of cameos from the most famous stars of the day, this film is a classic! Bring a friend and get ready to laugh!
Sat, Mar 9 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Red-Headed Woman

1932 • Jean Harlow • Hosted by Film Historian Karie Bible • Jean Harlow stars as a woman who uses sex to advance her social position. During the course of the film, Harlow's character breaks up a marriage, has multiple affairs, and attempts to kill a man. Karie Bible joins us with insights about how Hollywood films changed when the Hays Code was enacted, and how this film would have been forbidden just one year later!
Sun, Mar 10 2:30 PM
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The Freshman

1925 • Harold Lloyd • Live Accompaniment by Bill Campbell on the Mighty Wurlitzer • PLEASE NOTE: The Organ Console will be on the right side of the stage for this presentation. It will have the music rack in place, so there will be slight obstruction of the screen for seats B 9-12, C 9-12, and D 9-12. Please be advised when purchasing tickets to this event. Harold Lloyd is one of the most influential film comedians of the silent era, and The Freshman is one of his best feature-length comedies -- certainly his highest grossing. Lloyd is best known for his bespectacled "glasses" character, here playing a young man who goes off to college. Filmed at the Rose Bowl and around the University of Southern California, the film is widely considered one of Lloyd's most hilarious, well-made films.
Sat, Mar 16 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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David Marsh- "Gettin' Lucky!"

David Marsh performs On the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ and Bösendorfer Concert Grand Piano! He will also accompany the Buster Keaton short silent comedy- "COPS". Feelin' lucky? Don your favorite green attire and get ready for a fun-filled afternoon. David is both lucky and charming, and he uses his Lucky Charms to entertain us with wit and technical virtuosity as he mines the melodies of the Golden Age of cinema. As an added bonus, David will provide live accompaniment for the short silent comedy Cops, starring Buster Keaton. This show is so much fun, your Irish eyes will be smiling — even if you’re not Irish!
Sun, Mar 17 2:30 PM
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Design for Living

1933 • Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins, Fredric March Directed by Ernst Lubitsch Introduced by Nicola Lubitsch We celebrate the remarkable films of Ernst Lubitsch, and present two of his most popular works that display "The Lubitsch Touch". Design for Living is a pre-code gem, with Hopkins trying to decide between the affections of Cooper or March. Lubitsch's daughter, Nicola Lubitsch will introduce the film and share insightful stories about her father and the making of this sophisticated comedy.
Sat, Mar 23 2:30 PM
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1939 • Greta Garbo Directed by Ernst Lubitsch • Introduced by Nicola Lubitsch, Daughter of the Director •  Greta Garbo, super star of silent melodramas, gives an uncharacteristically lighter performance in this Stalin-era satire of East vs West. Lubitsch tackles our differences in this light and sophisticated comedy about Soviet diplomats visiting Paris for the first time. Lubitsch's daughter, Nicola Lubitsch will introduce the film and highlight her father's remarkable career.
Sat, Mar 23 7:00 PM
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The Barrelhouse Wailers

Making their Old Town Music Hall debut, the Barrelhouse Wailers serve up their own take on Prohibition Era hot jazz and blues music of the 1920s and 1930s. They perform on acoustic instruments to retain the authentic sound of the period, with heavy influences by artists such as Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tuba Skinny, Sydney Bichet, Billie Holiday as well as Traditional New Orleans Jazz, Vintage Blues, and Big Band sounds.
Sun, Mar 24 2:30 PM
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Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

1925 • Ramon Novarro • Live Accompaniment by Randy Woltz on the Mighty Wurlitzer • Silent film making at its very best. With the proverbial cast of thousands, and years in the making, it was the most expensive silent film ever produced. In the 1920’s, MGM was able to make films that were epic, and this one still feels that way today. Technologically advanced for its day, the film boasts several colored sequences as well as a terrific sea battle, spectacular chariot race, and memorable birth of Christ sequence.
Sat, Mar 30 2:30 PM
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On the Town

1949 • Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra A true masterpiece that must be seen! “New York, New York, it's a wonderful town,” especially when sailors Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin have a 24-hour shore leave to see the sights - and those sights include Ann Miller, Betty Garrett and Vera-Ellen. On the Town is a top notch Technicolor musical spectacle.
Sat, Apr 6 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Touch of Evil

1958 • Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich Directed by Orson Welles Introduced by Harlan Lebo Initially dismissed by critics (they always had a love-hate relationship with Welles), the film slowly found admiration over the years. It is now heralded as one of the most popular classic-era noir films and considered to be some of Welles’s best work. The film was shot mostly in Venice, California with distinctive cinematography by Russell Metty.
Sun, Apr 7 2:30 PM
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The Thing

1951 • Margaret Sheridan, Kenneth Tobey • Introduced by Author/Historian Foster Hirsch • A UFO crashes near an isolated scientific research base, where scientists recover the craft's now-frozen alien pilot and take it back to their base. What could possibly go wrong?! Today’s films will be introduced by film historian Foster Hirsch, author of Hollywood and the Movies of the Fifties: The Collapse of the Studio System, the Thrill of Cinerama, and the Invasion of the Ultimate Body Snatcher—Television.
Sat, Apr 13 2:30 PM
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1954 • James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, James Arness • Introduced by Author/Historian Foster Hirsch • Them! is the first of the 1950s "nuclear monster" movies that terrorized a generation. When a nest of gigantic, irradiated ants is discovered in the New Mexico desert, they quickly become a national threat that finally culminates in a battle in the concrete sewers of Los Angeles. Early effects aside, this is a true, great, and beloved sci-fi classic. Today’s films will be introduced by film historian Foster Hirsch, author of Hollywood and the Movies of the Fifties: The Collapse of the Studio System, the Thrill of Cinerama, and the Invasion of the Ultimate Body Snatcher—Television.
Sat, Apr 13 7:00 PM
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Forbidden Planet

1956 • Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielson Many fans say Forbidden Planet is the absolute best film from the golden age of sci-fi. It captures the romance, the spirit, and the look of 50s sci-fi, even touching on relevant themes of advanced technology and the responsibilities that go with it. Join us on this trip to planet Altair-5, and meet the most famous robot in history, “Robby the Robot.”
Sun, Apr 14 2:30 PM
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1988 • Michael Keaton, Geena Davis In this house, if you've seen one ghost, you haven't seen them all. Tim Burton's comic twist on supernatural horror tales offers a comic fantasy that mixes the quick and the dead with a laugh and a fright. The film received an Academy Award for its innovative and memorable makeup.
Sat, Apr 20 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Frederick Hodges and Adam Swanson: Double Trouble!

DOUBLE TROUBLE: The Greatest Hits from Ragtime to Hollywood A brilliant two piano team, Frederick Hodges and Adam Swanson, present a toe-tapping concert featuring some of the most beloved melodies from the Great American Songbook, featuring their own exciting two-piano arrangements. Frederick and Adam promise us that the theatre’s Bösendorfer and Grotrian-Steinweg pianos will be played as never before!
Sun, Apr 21 2:30 PM
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Cartoon Festival: An Afternoon of Kid's Favorites

Hosted by Animation Historian Jerry Beck- Adults adored them, children idolized them. Saturday matinees once exploded with the exploits of Mighty Mouse, Superman and Casper the Friendly Ghost. Join us as we re-create those matinees of yesteryear, with Fantasies and Fables in Technicolor, Happy Harmonies and Color Rhapsodies, featuring Tom Thumb and Red Riding Hood as you’ve never seen them before. 
Sat, Apr 27 2:30 PM
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Cartoon Festival: An Evening for the Grownups

Hosted by Animation Historian Jerry Beck- The evening show will include 1930s pre-code and 1940s wartime-era cartoon shorts geared toward more mature viewers. Betty Boop, Flip The Frog, and the Looney Tunes’ first leading man, Bosko, are among the musically diverse pioneering cartoon stars in this program. Tex Avery’s Red Hot Riding Hood, Bob Clampett’s incredibly violent early version of Tweety, Chuck Jones’ Oscar winning Pepe LePew are among the characters we’ll see on the big screen!
Sat, Apr 27 7:00 PM
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The Passion of Joan of Arc

1928-silent • Renee Jeanne Falconetti • Accompanied Live by Robert York on the Mighty Wurlitzer • This intense and expressive portrait of Joan of Arc is consistently listed as one of the best silent films ever made. Director Carl Theodor Dreyer captures the essence of her struggles through close-ups of her reactions, and the viewer feels intense sympathy as a result. Falconetti is honest and brilliant, and her raw, natural acting style is ahead of its time. A silent film event not to be missed!
Sun, Apr 28 2:30 PM
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