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Citizen Kane

1941 • Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton • Special Guest: Author, Harlan Lebo • Citizen Kane was Orson Welles's first feature film. At age 25, Welles starred in, wrote and directed this iconic masterpiece that was nominated for nine Academy Awards. See this timeless classic on the big screen, joined by special guest Harlan Lebo, author of the book Citizen Kane: A Filmmakers Journey. Discover why many claim this is the greatest film of all time.
Sat, Feb 4 2:30 PM7:00 PM
Sun, Feb 5 2:30 PM
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When Harry Met Sally...

1989 • Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan Can a man and a woman be friends, or does sex always get in the way? Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal star as two best friends in this blockbuster, heartwarming romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner with a sharp, witty script written by Nora Ephron. The chemistry between Crystal and Ryan is amazing, with impeccable direction and a superb soundtrack. What a perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day weekend!
Sat, Feb 11 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Cabaret

1972 • Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey In this ground-breaking, blockbuster film version of the Broadway musical of the same name, Liza Minnelli stars as a flamboyant cabaret performer in 1930s Nazi Germany. Directed by pioneering choreographer Bob Fosse, the film won eight Academy Awards and includes outstanding, memorable performances by Joel Grey and Michael York.
Sat, Feb 18 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Jelani Eddington in Concert

A tremendously gifted and accomplished theater organist, Jelani Eddington is one of the most sought- after performers in the field. In addition to his work as an organist, Jelani has distinguished himself as a concert pianist, and he is sure to delight us with some memorable music on our Bösendorfer grand piano. From early pop standards, to jazz, movie music, Broadway tunes, and always a lot of fun surprises. This concert is sponsored by the Los Angeles Theatre Organ Society.
Sun, Feb 19 2:30 PM
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Frederick Hodges and Carl Sonny Leyland in Concert

SWEET AND HOT PIANOS ON FIRE! Two Old Town Music Hall favorites in one great show, featuring a variety of piano styles from ragtime to boogie-woogie, Broadway to Hollywood, Jelly Roll Morton to Gershwin. Solo performances and magnificent duets on our two concert grand pianos — and a few songs too!
Sat, Feb 25 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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The Cameraman

1928 – silent • Buster Keaton • Live Accompaniment by Randy Woltz on the Mighty Wurlitzer • Buster Keaton was one of the great comic geniuses of the 1920s, and a prolific filmmaker. For anyone who has never seen a silent movie, this film is a great place to start. It was a huge hit with audiences when it was released in 1928, and it’s just as hilarious today. It’s a thoroughly enjoyable movie packed with clever gags. A Keaton classic!
Sun, Feb 26 2:30 PM
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Rear Window

1954 • James Stewart, Grace Kelly In this Hitchcock masterpiece, Jimmy Stewart stars as a wheelchair-bound photographer who spies on his neighbors from his New York apartment window, and he becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. Both Stewart and Grace Kelly are magnificent, and every aspect of the filmmaking is top notch. We highly recommend this one!
Sat, Mar 4 2:30 PM7:00 PM
Sun, Mar 5 2:30 PM
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The Time Machine

1960 • Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux • Special Guest: Film Historian Justin Humphreys • This adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic novel won the Academy Award for Best Special Effects. Rod Taylor plays a scientist in 1880s Victorian England who builds a vehicle to transport him through time, only to discover a dark and dangerous society. Film Historian Justin Humphreys joins us to share memorabilia and insights about the impact of this timeless classic.
Sat, Mar 11 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

1920 – silent • John Barrymore • Live Accompaniment by Randy Woltz on the Mighty Wurlitzer • This rarely-screened silent horror classic is now over 100 years old, but is still considered the best version by film fans. The one and only John Barrymore gives a striking performance as the tortured dual-personality doctor who suffers the consequence of experimenting in the separation of human personalities: one good, the other evil.
Sun, Mar 12 2:30 PM
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A Night at the Opera

1935 • The Marx Brothers A Night at the Opera is one of those films you can see dozens of times and laugh just as hard as you did the first time. In this film, the brothers get mixed up with an opera company. The one- liners come so fast, you keep thinking you'll remember them, but the next one is even funnier. Groucho Marx said that this was his favorite of all his movies!
Sat, Mar 18 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Songbirds and Sirens of the Jazz Age

Featuring Janet Klein, Frederick Hodges and historian Steven C. Smith They’re back - with a brand-new live event! Janet will be summoning the spirits of greatest female vocalists of the Jazz Age, including Annette Hanshaw, Frances Williams, Lillian Roth, Ruth Etting, Fifi D’Orsay and many more. Frederick will pay homage to the era’s top chanteuses with show-stopping piano solos, and Steven will share stories of the women who made these songs famous.
Sun, Mar 19 2:30 PM
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Roman Holiday

1953 • Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck This charming romantic comedy is a pure gem. It’s the film that made everybody fall in love with Audrey Hepburn. If you’ve never seen this film, you’re in for a rare and memorable treat. Impeccably directed by the incredible William Wyler, the film earned two Oscars, one for the screenwriting and one for Hepburn.
Sat, Mar 25 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Ex-Lady

1933 • Bette Davis, Gene Raymond • Hosted by Film Historian Karie Bible • This rarely-seen, pre-code romantic comedy is so frank... so outspoken... so true! Bette Davis stars as a free-spirited woman who would rather pursue her career than settle down and marry. Karie Bible joins us with insights about how Hollywood films changed when the Hays Code was enacted, and how this film was ahead of its time. It has stunning art deco sets and spectacular Hollywood glamour, and scenes that would have been forbidden just one year later!
Sun, Mar 26 2:30 PM
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A-Haunting We Will Go

1942 Laurel and Hardy • Hosted by Magician Ray Karch • Join us for a very special presentation hosted by the Grand Sheik of Sons of the Desert (and Magic Castle performer) Ray Karch, who will perform some live stage magic! Fez or derby is optional -- but always recommended. Followed by a Laurel and Hardy film featuring magic — what more could you ask for?! In this film, our favorite comedy duo meets Dante the Magician.
Sat, Apr 1 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

1927 – silent • George O’Brien, Janet Gaynor Directed by F. W. Murnau • Live Accompaniment by Robert York on the Mighty Wurlitzer • Winner of Academy Awards® for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, and Best Actress for Janet Gaynor, Sunrise is a spectacular cinematic experience. Director F. W. Murnau’s crowning achievement is often considered the greatest silent film ever made. It retains its power even today. We are proud to present this extraordinary motion picture, faithfully restored and remastered by Fox, accompanied live on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ.
Sun, Apr 2 2:30 PM
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

1988 • Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Kathleen Turner Just in time for Easter, we welcome everyone’s favorite movie rabbit. This “cartoon noir” follows detective Eddie Valiant as he seeks to clear the name of a toon rabbit framed for murder. An innovative blend of live action, animation and allegory set in 1947 Los Angeles.
Sat, Apr 8 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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That's Entertainment!

1974 • Fred Astaire and many more! The very best musical numbers from the Golden Age of cinema are featured in this nonstop, brilliant homage to movie musicals. This feature documentary is hosted by some of the most luminous stars of the era such as Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney and Elizabeth Taylor. The film highlights such classics as The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St. Louis, An American in Paris, Singin' in the Rain and Gigi. It also features Liza Minnelli presenting a tribute to her mother, Judy Garland.
Sat, Apr 15 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Dragnet

1954 • Jack Webb, Ann Robinson • Special Guest: Ann Robinson • We are thrilled to welcome one of the film’s stars, Ann Robinson, for a discussion hosted by Old Town Music Hall board member Angie Hougen, herself a retired Los Angeles police officer. Based on a radio series that began in 1949 and then a TV series that began in 1951, this feature film earned praise for its realistic portrayal of law enforcement and for improving the public opinion of the dangerous and heroic work of police officers.
Sun, Apr 16 2:30 PM
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.
Sat, Apr 22 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Mark Herman in Concert "Music from the Golden Age of Hollywood"

An Old Town Music Hall favorite, Mark Herman is one of the most popular -- and busiest -- young theatre organists, performing dozens of concerts and silent film presentations each year across the US and abroad. Join us as Mark fires up the Mighty Wurlitzer and performs his favorite music from classic films that inspire him – music by Cole Porter, George Gershwin and even Henry Mancini. A delightful afternoon you don’t want to miss!
Sun, Apr 23 2:30 PM
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