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Tonight: silent movies at the Warnors


It’s hard to imagine a more glorious place to see a silent movie than the Warnors Theatre. A new season series kicks off tonight with a screening of  the Charlie Chaplin 1925 classic “The Gold Rush.” In a story in today’s Life section, Rick Bentley tells us what to expect. The program will include  local silent film expert Nate Butler as emcee, and local film educator John Moses will present a brief history about the movie.

You’ll get to hear music and sound effects from the theater’s historic Morgan organ, purchased almost a century ago.

All this for a ticket price that seems ancient in itself: just $3. Sounds like a great way to spend an evening.

Here’s the rest of the series schedule:

  • “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925), Oct. 17.
  • “Hot Water” (1924), Nov. 21.
  • “Big Business” (1929), Dec. 19.
  • “The General” (1926), “The Iron Mule” (1925) and “The Great Train Robbery” (1912), Jan. 16.
  • “Pollyanna” (1920), “What Drink Did” (1909) and “The Narrow Road” (1912), Feb. 20.
  • “Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World” (1925), “A Trip to the Moon” (1902) and “The Impossible Voyage” (1904), March 7.

All screenings will begin at 7 p.m.

Responses to "Tonight: silent movies at the Warnors"

Rob Gibeau says:

Dec 19 showing of Big Businesse;;;is this all three films or just the Laurel-Hardy short film?

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