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47th Annual Ragtime Festival

• Eve Elliot, Vincent Johnson, John Reed-Torres • The popular American musical genre known as “Ragtime” enjoyed its heyday between 1895 and about 1920, and then fell into virtual obscurity until a revival in the 1970s with Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer” made popular by the film The Sting. Please join us as we celebrate our 46th year of this rousing tradition with three phenomenal, local pianists. You’ll love ‘em!
Sat, Jun 22 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Grey Gardens

1975 • Directed by The Maysles Brothers Often considered one of the best documentaries ever made, Grey Gardens is an unforgettable portrait of a mother and daughter living in poverty in a deteriorating mansion, offering glimpses of their elegant, stately past. This raw and candid film delves into the squalor and mental illness that ultimately took over their lives and is equally compelling and unsettling.
Sun, Jun 23 2:30 PM
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Mary Poppins

1964 • Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke This Walt Disney musical classic won five Academy Awards, and has been cherished for generations. It features memorable songs by the Sherman Brothers such “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” and “Chim Chim Cher-ee”. Bring the family and see it on the big screen. Come see why Mary Poppins enriches the lives of everyone she meets.
Sat, Jun 29 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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The Sting

1973 • Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, this film evokes the 1930s era of Chicago gangsters and conmen. The music of Scott Joplin is used as the score throughout the film, promoting a resurgence in the popularity of ragtime when the film was released. In particular, Joplin’s “The Entertainer” reached the top of Billboard’s pop charts. This film is a pure delight for so many reasons, not the least of which is the pairing of Robert Redford and Paul Newman -- both at top of their game – and incredible cinematography, sets and costumes.
Sun, Jun 30 2:30 PM
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Viva Las Vegas

1964 • Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret - This is what a summertime escape to the movies is all about! Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret light up the screen in this romp through Mid-Century Las Vegas. With catchy music, and the best on-screen chemistry of any Elvis movie. Bring a friend and get ready to rock n' roll.
Sat, Jul 6 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Chloe Feoranzo Quartet

Favorite Film Music: 1920s-1940s- Chloe Feoranzo is a clarinetist, saxophonist and vocalist who grew up playing professionally in swing bands, traditional jazz bands and at major music festivals. Touring with Pokey LaFarge brought Chloe to many countries and appearances on shows such as David Letterman, Prairie Home Companion and the Grand Ole Opry. She has toured with Postmodern Jukebox as a featured artist, and with Asleep At The Wheel. She can be heard on 70+ albums. Chloe has a deep love of classic film and is excited to be performing music from movies of the 1920s-40s together with guitarist Luca Pino, guitarist Gage Hussey, and bassist Riley Baker.
Sun, Jul 7 2:30 PM
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Footlight Parade

• Introduced by Author/Historian Harlan Lebo • A Depression Era Masterpiece, Footlight Parade is one of the best of the 1930s musical extravaganzas. A snappy script and an all-star cast including Jimmy Cagney, the lovely Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, and Ruby Keeler make this film a cut above the rest. Directed and choreographed by the creative genius Busby Berkeley, this film will have you grinning from ear-to-ear from start to finish.
Sat, Jul 13 2:30 PM
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Angels with Dirty Faces

• Introduced by Author/Historian Harlan Lebo • An absolute cinema classic, Angels with Dirty Faces is one of the greatest “gangster films” of the 1930s -- a film that made James Cagney a legend and earned him an Oscar nomination. The film is expertly directed by legendary filmmaker Michael Curtiz (Casablanca), complete with a climactic shootout-and-chase scene and beautiful film noir photography that stands the test of time.
Sat, Jul 13 7:00 PM
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Rob Richards and Alex-Zsolt "Summer Pops"

Around the turn of the century, concerts featuring popular music became known as “pops”. Rob Richards and Alex-Zsolt continue the tradition with a concert that brings to life our Mighty Wurlitzer and our 9ft Bösendorfer grand piano, featuring popular American standards and a few patriotic themes that make summer feel complete. Rob Richards is best known as the House Organist for Disney’s historic El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, where he has performed nearly 10,000 shows. Alex-Zsolt is a prolific pianist who has recorded nineteen CDs and twenty published piano books. His latest album features a duet with Dolly Parton. We’re thrilled to welcome back these two extraordinary musicians.
Sun, Jul 14 2:30 PM
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Nosferatu

1922 • Directed by F. W. Murnau • Accompanied Live by David Marsh on the Mighty Wurlitzer • Director F. W. Murnau originally wanted to make a film based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but couldn’t get the rights. So he changed the name to Nosferatu and ended up making an unsettling masterpiece, solidifying his place as a true innovator of silent cinema. The film is disturbing yet artful. Experience Nosferatu on the big screen with live accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ.
Sat, Jul 20 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Cinderella

1950 • Produced by Walt Disney One of the most popular Disney films, Cinderella features colorful, hand drawn animation. One of Walt Disney's innovations was to have Cinderella (Ilene Woods) sing her own harmonies in the song "Sing Sweet Nightingale". It's a great afternoon of "Bippity Boppity Boo"!
Sun, Jul 21 2:30 PM
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North by Northwest

1959 • Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason • Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • • Introduced by Author Foster Hirsch • Cary Grant is at his finest, and Eva Marie Saint is radiant, in one of Hollywood’s best spy thrillers ever. It’s the ultimate story of mistaken identity, and it manages to be fun, intense and sexy all at once. The memorable film score was composed by Bernard Hermann, and together with the Technicolor cinematography and wonderful sets, this is a 1950s masterpiece.
Sat, Jul 27 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Children of Divorce

1927 • Clara Bow, Gary Cooper • Accompanied Live by Randy Woltz on the Mighty Wurlitzer • Introduction by Film Historian Randy Haberkamp Clara Bow was Hollywood's first superstar, rising to fame as Hollywood's "It Girl". This drama develops her persona from spunky and cute, to a complex and daring young woman, unafraid to go after her desires at all costs. Gary Cooper, in his first starring role, ignites the screen and their chemistry is formidable.
Sun, Jul 28 2:30 PM
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Sonny Leyland, Brian Ridenhour and Danny Coots

• Boogie, Blues, Ragtime & Swing • The trio of Leyland, Ridenhour and Coots is a two-piano and drums ensemble of some of the most sought after jazz musicians on the circuit today. They team up to present a wide variety of Boogie Woogie, Ragtime, Stride and Classic Jazz styles. Carl Sonny Leyland is a Boogie-woogie marvel and jazz improviser; Dalton Ridenhour has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Birdland just to name a few; and Danny Coots can be heard on more than 100 albums with his precision percussion. Three great musicians on one stage — only their humor is off-beat!
Sat, Aug 3 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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He Who Gets Slapped

1924 • Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert. Accompanied Live by Mark Herman on the Mighty Wurlitzer- Introduction by Film Historian Randy Haberkamp Lon Chaney, "the man of a thousand faces", plays a man who is shamed at every turn in life. When his mortal enemy reappears, he sets his sights on revenge for the sake of the woman he loves. It's an emotionally charged performance with an electrifying conclusion. Perhaps this rarely screened film is the role for which Chaney should be remembered.
Sun, Aug 4 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, Aug 10 2:30 PM
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Xanadu

1980 • Olivia Newton John, Gene Kelly Olivia Newton John and Gene Kelly take roller disco and the synth-music craze of the 1980s to a fever pitch! See muses come to life, the 1940s become reincarnated in a dreamy fantasy scene, and the most colorful costumes ever put to film. If you like shoulder pads, neon, disco, roller skating, and music, this is the film for you!
Sat, Aug 10 7:00 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 1920s - the "Jazz Age". Early American jazz, humorous narrative, and audience participation make for an afternoon of exciting, upbeat, toe-tapping fun for the whole family.
Sun, Aug 11 2:30 PM
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The Kid

1921 – silent • Charlie Chaplin • Accompanied live by Brett Valliant on the Mighty Wurlitzer •  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! This was Chaplin's first feature film, and the boy who played "the Kid", Jackie Coogan, was the first child star of the silent era. As an adult, Coogan played Uncle Fester in 1960s TV series The Addams Family.
Sat, Aug 17 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Flying Down to Rio

1933 • Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers • Hosted by Film Historian Karie Bible •  Flying Down to Rio introduced the star-making pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The two relative unknowns heated up the screen in a dance number called "The Carioca.“ It generated such a positive response from critics and fans that Astaire and Rogers eventually reunited in nine subsequent films. This one is a long-time favorite at Old Town Music Hall.
Sun, Aug 18 2:30 PM
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