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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 "Bibbity Bobbity 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 • Celebrating Eva Marie Saint's 100th Birthday! 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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The Great Muppet Caper

• Pre-Show by the Bob Baker Marionette Theater • 1981 • Jim Henson, Frank Oz Start the afternoon with a fantastic show from our friends at Bob Baker Marionette Theater, then settle in for an imaginative and funny story as Kermit and Fozzie unravel a mysterious jewel heist. With musical numbers that pay homage to the MGM extravaganzas, and Miss Piggy taking center stage as an Esther Williams bathing beauty, comedy and catchy tunes blend seamlessly into a Jim Henson vision unrivaled in its heartwarming charm.
Sun, Aug 25 2:30 PM
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The Blues Brothers

1980 • John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd Jake and Elwood Blues are on a mission to raise five thousand dollars to save their childhood orphanage. With the help of a who's who of musicians, including James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin, and a cast of cameos including Paul Reubens and Frank Oz, they might just beat the odds and save the day!
Sat, Aug 31 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Underworld

Directed by Josef Von Sternberg 1927 • George Bancroft • Accompanied live by Robert York on the Mighty Wurlitzer •  Introduced by the director's son Nicholas von Sternberg This wildly successful movie launched the gangster film craze of the early 1930s. It launched the career of director Josef Von Sternberg through the film's intense portrayal of a doomed crime boss and the price he pays for loyalty to his nefarious crowd. Legendary screenwriter Ben Hecht came to Hollywood to bring this tale of Chicago gangsters to life and was awarded the first Academy Award for Best Story.
Sun, Sep 1 2:30 PM
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Citizen Kane

1941 • Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton • Introduced by Author/Historian Harlan Lebo • Citizen Kane was Orson Welles’s first feature film. At age 25, Welles starred, 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, Sep 7 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Buena Vista Social Club

1999 • Directed by Wim Wenders • Introduced by Oscar-winning Documentary Filmmaker James Moll • Travel to Havana, Cuba, and be transported to a world of music and the music makers that were hiding in plain sight. In this feature documentary, filmmaker Wim Wenders follows guitarist Ry Cooder as he brings together Cuban musicians who share their stories and reunite on the stage of Carnegie Hall. The film celebrates the musical legacy of Cuba and the soundtrack is extraordinary!
Sun, Sep 8 2:30 PM
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Cartoon Jamboree: Oscar Winning Cartoons

• Hosted by Animation Historian Jerry Beck • Join us for a celebration of Academy Award® Winning cartoons of the golden age of animation. Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck, Tom & Jerry, Gerald McBoing Boing and all the gang will be here – in cartoons directed by Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, William Hanna and Joe Barbera. If you’re a fan of classic animation, this show is for you! Renowned historian Jerry Beck will introduce each piece with fascinating, fun insights.
Sat, Sep 14 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Mutiny on the Bounty

1935 • Charles Laughton, Clark Gable • Introduced by Christopher Gray and Antonia Guerrero • Based on the 1932 novel, this MGM classic was a smash hit and won Best Picture at the 8th Annual Academy Awards. The original reviewing The Hollywood Reporter said it was “one of the greatest films of all time” and Daily Variety said it was “Hollywood at its very best.” We will be joined by the director’s family to introduce the film and share insights about Frank Lloyd and the making of the film.
Sun, Sep 15 2:30 PM
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Safety Last!

1923 • Harold Lloyd • With Live Accompaniment by Randy Woltz on the Mighty Wurlitzer • This comic masterpiece gave us the most iconic image of the silent era: Harold Lloyd dangling from a clock on a skyscraper. It’s one of the greatest film comedies ever made, and Harold Lloyd is one of the true masters of cinematic sight gags. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience Safety Last on the big screen, accompanied live on a theatre pipe organ.
Sat, Sep 21 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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A Star Is Born 1937

1937 • Janet Gaynor, Fredric March • Introduced by Cissy Wellman, Daughter of Director William Wellman • One of the all-time greats, A Star Is Born is a classic Hollywood story of power and love and the fickleness of fame. Janet Gaynor and Fredric March are remarkable together playing a Hollywood couple whose careers are headed in different directions. Each earned an Academy Award® nomination for their work in this film.
Sun, Sep 22 2:30 PM
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