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Frankenstein

"It's Alive!" is a line that will live on forever as we recall the first moments of life for cinema’s most recognized and beloved monster of all time. Karloff's sympathetic performance evokes fear while also breaking our hearts. This film made him a huge star after years of working as an unknown actor. Frankenstein is nothing less than a classic!
Sat, Oct 30 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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The Phantom of the Opera

• Silent with Live Accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer • Old Town Music Hall celebrates its premiere partnership with Retroformat Silent Films, with two screenings of Lon Chaney starring in the 1925 version of The Phantom of the Opera. Accept no substitute! This version sets the standard against which all others are measured. Chaney’s performance evokes both terror and sadness, even in the early scenes when only his shadow is shown. There is nothing like original, old world macabre. Don’t miss this chance to see it in its full glory, accompanied on the Mighty Wurlitzer by Retroformat Musical Director Cliff Retallick.
Sun, Oct 31 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Some Like It Hot

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.
Sat, Nov 6 2:30 PM7:00 PM
Sun, Nov 7 7:00 PM
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Banjo Buddies

• 10 Banjos, a Tuba, a Piano, a Washboard and Spoons! • Until you’ve heard ten banjos playing at once, you haven’t heard nuthin’! Dixieland riverboat jazz, roaring 20s sing-a-longs and just good old-fashioned American music for the whole family. This afternoon’s show is a benefit performance to support Old Town Music Hall. A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Sun, Nov 7 2:30 PM
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Bringing Up Baby

Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn star in this hilarious and wonderful screwball comedy classic about a madcap heiress who upsets the staid existence of a stuffy zoology professor. Great, great fun.
Sat, Nov 13 2:30 PM
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Arsenic and Old Lace

Mortimer Brewster, a newspaper drama critic, playwright and author known for his diatribes against marriage, suddenly falls in love and gets married; but when he makes a quick trip home to tell his two maiden aunts, he finds out his aunts' hobby - killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar!
Sat, Nov 13 7:00 PM
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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Cary Grant and Myna Loy star in this classic screwball comedy about a big city executive who wants to find a simpler life in the country. The Tom Hanks film The Money Pit was a solid remake, but we still love the original. Anyone who has ever tried a home improvement project will relate to this funny, witty film.
Sun, Nov 14 2:30 PM
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The Philadelphia Story

Grant, Hepburn and Stewart all together on one screen! This is truly one of the greatest romantic comedies of all time. With its wonderfully witty script, spotless direction from the great George Cukor, and crisp performances from the all-star cast, it’s no wonder this film is an undisputed classic. Great fun; a must see!
Sun, Nov 14 7:00 PM
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The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon is a classic film noir starring Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Sam Spade, with Mary Astor as his femme fatale. Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet and Gladys George round out the incredible cast. Three of the prop falcon statuettes still exist and are valued at over $1 million each -- far more than the $300k it cost to make the film. Come savor this iconic masterpiece on the big screen.
Sat, Nov 20 2:30 PM7:00 PM
Sun, Nov 21 7:00 PM
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Vaudeville on Film

Back by popular demand, an incredible afternoon featuring Vitaphone Variety Film Shorts of the 1920s and live musical whoopee from Janet Klein. In many cases these rare films give us the only possible glimpse at the world’s most treasured vaudeville acts -- bands, novelty dancers and comedians. We’re thrilled to welcome back our favorite ukulele chanteuse Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys for this lively trip to the past, with the added inspiration of Randy Woltz on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ.
Sun, Nov 21 2:30 PM
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Laurel & Hardy Festival

An Old Town Music Hall tradition: non-stop laughter with a collection of early silent and later sound short films by two comic geniuses: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Their slapstick comedies are hilarious even today! All silent shorts are accompanied live by Randy Woltz on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ.
Sat, Nov 27 2:30 PM7:00 PM
Sun, Nov 28 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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The Shop Around the Corner

Directed by the great Ernst Lubitsch, two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realizing that they're falling in love through the post office box as each other's anonymous pen pal. Perhaps one of the most charming films ever made. Thoroughly delightful in every way.
Sat, Dec 4 2:30 PM7:00 PM
Sun, Dec 5 7:00 PM
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SCHEDULE CHANGE: Donnie Rankin in Concert

Donnie Rankin is one of the nation's most in-demand theater organists. We are pleased to present him for the first time at Old Town Music Hall, in this special holiday concert. Share with your friends and family this wonderful afternoon as he performs on our Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ. This concert is sponsored by our friends at the Los Angeles Theatre Organ Society.
Sun, Dec 5 2:30 PM
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Meet Me in St. Louis

A sweet, wonderful movie starring the beloved Judy Garland, directed by Vicente Minnelli whom Garland married after making the film. The song “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” was introduced in this film by Garland, as well as “The Trolley Song”! This film is sheer delight from start to finish. It’s a shining moment for the heyday of MGM musicals.
Sat, Dec 11 2:30 PM7:00 PM
Sun, Dec 12 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Holiday Inn

Start the holidays off with one of the most beloved Christmas movies of all time and music from Irving Berlin, including “White Christmas” (which won the Oscar® for Best Original Song). Astaire’s dancing is captivating, and Crosby’s voice is at its finest. Holiday Inn is a feel-good holiday tradition.
Sat, Dec 18 2:30 PM7:00 PM
Sun, Dec 19 2:30 PM
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Annual New Year's Eve Celebration

New Year’s Eve is our most fun and unpredictable show of the year. This year’s program features renowned theater organist Mark Herman, along with a grab bag of classic short films featuring music, dance and other fun tid-bits. Join us as we ring in our 54th year. Admission includes complimentary refreshments. Because this is our most popular special annual event, reservations are required.
Fri, Dec 31 8:30 PM
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