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Murder, My Sweet

1944 • Dick Powell, Claire Trevor Dick Powell steps into the shoes of Raymond Chandler's immortal Philip Marlowe character, and Oscar winning actress Claire Trevor takes a turn as the ultimate femme fatale in this tale where the coincidences keep piling up, and the suspense is riveting and unrelenting. This is one of the great detective stories, with memorable quotes, and unexpected twists.
Sat, Aug 13 2:30 PM
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Mildred Pierce

1945 • Joan Crawford A single mother who uses her business acumen to become a successful entrepreneur, Mildred Pierce is an unusual film noir because of the strong female lead. Joan Crawford, after a twenty- year career had to endure a screen test to earn this role of a lifetime. Director Michael Curtiz uses flashbacks to show how a spoiled and manipulative daughter, and the men in her life, trap Mildred Pierce into a world she may never escape. Joan Crawford won an Academy Award for portrayal of this complicated, and sympathetic woman.
Sat, Aug 13 7:00 PM
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The Postman Always Rings Twice

1946 • Lana Turner, John Garfield John Garfield is a drifter who finds himself in a sultry love affair with a married woman who has designs on killing her husband. In this sultry film, he alternates between con man and fall guy under the spell of the ultimate femme fatale-Lana Turner. This is a thrill ride of double crosses, and unexpected twists.
Sun, Aug 14 2:30 PM
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The Big Sleep

1946 • Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall “Bogie and Bacall” ignite the screen in this classic film noir adaptation of Raymond Chandler's steamy detective novel. When private investigator Philip Marlowe (Bogart) accepts the blackmail case of one of Los Angeles' wealthiest men, his probe leads deep into a web of lies, drugs, pornography and murder. Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner collaborated on the screenplay, based on the novel by William Chandler. One of the greats!
Sun, Aug 14 7:00 PM
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Laurel and Hardy on the Streets of Los Angeles

Hosted by author/historian Craig Calman Neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles are featured in many of Laurel and Hardy’s short films. Host Craig Calman (filling in for Randy Skretvedt) shares three of their funniest films and behind-the-scenes trivia including details about their LA filming locations – many of which still exist today! What a fun way to examine the history of LA, while enjoying non-stop laughter with two of the greatest comic geniuses ever filmed.
Sat, Aug 20 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Riverboat Dixie Jazz Band

Traditional New Orleans Dixieland jazz with lots of great tunes and songs composed between 1897 and the 1920's - the "Jazz Age". Early American jazz, humorous narrative, and audience participation make the for an afternoon of exciting, upbeat, toe-tapping fun for the whole family.
Sun, Aug 21 2:30 PM
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Sherlock Jr.

1924 – silent • Buster Keaton • With Live Accompaniment by Randy Woltz on the Mighty Wurlitzer • Sherlock, Jr. is one of Buster Keaton’s funniest feature films, with breathtaking stunts and some astonishing in-camera special effects, plus an unforgettable movie-within-a-movie sequence. This is one of our favorites at Old Town Music Hall! If you haven’t seen it yet, what are you waiting for?
Sat, Aug 27 7:00 PM
Sun, Aug 28 2:30 PM
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Grease

1978 • John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John Musicals aren’t just from the 30s and 40s.! This 1970s musical romantic comedy was a huge critical and commercial success. It surpassed The Sound of Music as the most successful musical of all time, featuring a best-selling soundtrack that includes song favorites like “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “Greased Lightning,” “Summer Nights” and “You’re the One that I Want.” Come celebrate the final days of summer with us and see this classic on the big screen!
Sat, Sep 3 2:30 PM7:00 PM
Sun, Sep 4 2:30 PM
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Broadway Melody of 1940

1940 • Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy With great music from Cole Porter and phenomenal dancing from Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell, this is the last and arguably the best of the four “Broadway Melody” films. Lavish sets and stunning black & white photography, this MGM musical is terrific. The “Begin the Beguine” number alone is worth the price of admission!
Sat, Sep 10 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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City of Angels Saxophone Quartet

We enthusiastically welcome back this magnificent quartet with whimsical music and colorful stories from a bygone era. From vaudeville origins to dance bands and swing, through the jazz era, this musical journey features transcriptions of rare wax recordings, as well as arrangements from the most notable songwriters of the period.
Sun, Sep 11 2:30 PM
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The Wizard of Oz

See it on the big screen, and bring someone who has never seen it! In this beloved masterpiece, Judy Garland plays a young farm girl who is magically transported into the enchanted land of Oz. As she and her little dog travel down Oz's Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard to ask for a way home, they meet a wonderful group of characters. This 1939 classic introduced the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.
Sat, Sep 17 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Robert York in Concert & Chaplin's The Kid

We proudly welcome back the Mighty Wurlitzer Maestro for a program featuring both music and movies. The concert portion of the program features many of Robert York’s favorite movie themes from many decades, followed by his live accompaniment of one of Charlie Chaplin’s greatest early films: THE KID 1924 - silent • Accompanied Live on the Mighty Wurlitzer by Robert York • It is hard to find such delightful movies as The Kid . It is a silent movie with a wonderful blend of humor and drama so rich and beautiful, it’s beyond words!
Sun, Sep 18 2:30 PM
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The War of the Worlds

Somewhere out West, a huge projectile crashes into the soil. People first believe it’s a meteor, but we soon learn it’s a space ship from Mars out to destroy everything in its path. The War of the Worlds is a classic Technicolor science fiction film from the Golden Age of sci-fi, the 1950s. It’s an innovative, intelligent, and evocative film that makes us think twice about alien invaders and their intentions.
Sat, Sep 24 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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THE FILMS OF GEORGES MÉLIÈS

Curated and Hosted by Randy Haberkamp in association with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences- Best known for his iconic image of the rocket ship plunging into the moon’s eye, Georges Méliès was a prolific filmmaker whose turn of the century shorts were innovative in technical achievement, special effects and stop-motion tricks. His films often involved surreal fantastical journeys that are considered among the most important work in cinematic science fiction. Join us for a tribute to the man and his legacy, as well as a deeper dive into the dawn of motion pictures.
Sun, Sep 25 2:30 PM
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Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein

This film may be a spoof, but it’s also an homage to the legendary monsters of Universal Studios. The three monsters (Bela Lugosi as Dracula, Lon Chaney as the Wolfman, and Glenn Strange as Frankenstein) play it straight, making the blend of comedy with horror so incredibly entertaining. A must see for any horror fan - or comedy fan!
Sat, Oct 1 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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The Man Who Laughs

1928 – silent • Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin Accompanied live on the Mighty Wurlitzer by Randy Woltz A romantic, dramatic, silent feature directed by the German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni. It is an adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1869 novel of the same name, and features superstar of the silent era Mary Philbin and German-born mega star Conrad Veidt. The film is known for the grim carnival freak-like grin on Veidt’s face, which pushes the film into the realm of horror. Great silent filmmaking, great acting. If you’ve never seen this creepy work of art, mark your calendar!
Sun, Oct 2 2:30 PM
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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 8 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Frederick Hodges and Richard Dowling in Concert

• Tricks and Treats for Two Pianos • Piano Virtuosos Frederick Hodges and Richard Dowling will present an exciting Halloween- themed two-piano concert featuring such favorites as "Night on Bald Mountain," "Danse Macabre," "Funeral March for a Marionette," "Ghost Dance," and other seasonal favorites, with a few beloved Gershwin classics, Hollywood movie hits, and rollicking ragtime masterpieces thrown in for good measure.
Sun, Oct 9 2:30 PM
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The Little Shop of Horrors

1960 • Directed by Roger Corman Okay so it may not be ‘scary’ this immortal cult classic is certainly ever-green (get it?). Filmed with a whopping budget of $28,000, it became of the most beloved B movies of all time. Come see what all the fuss is about, and experience the Passionate People Eater for yourself!
Sat, Oct 15 2:30 PM
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House on Haunted Hill

1959 • Vincent Price Vincent Price invites five people to stay in his home overnight. Those who survive will earn the outrageous sum of Ten Thousand Dollars! Human heads without bodies, mysterious pools of blood dripping from the ceiling are some of the terrors that await those who dared to enter. The movie has some great shots of the "House" which is Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House. The home is perched high atop a Los Feliz neighborhood. You'll hear some of the best screams ever in this movie!
Sat, Oct 15 7:00 PM
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