Silent Movie Mondays at The Paramount Theatre | KNKX

Silent Movie Mondays at The Paramount Theatre

Mar 9, 2018

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On five Mondays in April, see silent classics with live organ score (on the "Mighty Wurlitzer") and other musical accompaniment.  Enter to win the movie of your choice. This year, the series includes:

April 2: THE PATSY (1928), starring Marion Davies and directed by King Vidor, is a screwball comedy featuring a younger sister who falls hopelessly in love with her older sister’s beau. The film was co-produced by Marion Davies and also featured actress Marie Dressler. Donna Parker joins us on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.

April 9: A WOMAN OF THE WORLD (1925) stars Pola Negri in a drama comedy in which a worldly flapper journeys to the other side of the world. The other side of the world turns out to be Maple Valley, Iowa, instead of an exotic retreat in the Himalayas. The film was directed by Malcolm St. Clair. Tedde Gibson joins us on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.

April 16: STAGE STRUCK (1925), stars Gloria Swanson in a comedy about a waitress who dreams of becoming a star. The film was directed by Allan Dwan and includes early Technicolor footage. Christian Elliott joins us on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.

April 23: LITTLE ANNIE ROONEY (1925), stars Mary Pickford, "America's Sweetheart," who also wrote and produced the film which was directed by William Beaudine. This comedy-drama takes place in the tenements of New York City with a gang of children and Pickford (then 33) playing a scruffy young Irish girl. The film was a critical and commercial success, becoming one of the highest grossing films of 1925. Film rights are provided by the Mary Pickford Foundation which digitally restored the film and commissioned a new score by LA based composer Andy Gladbach. He performs and conducts an 8 piece live local ensemble for this special restoration presentation.

April 30: ELLA CINDERS (1926), stars Colleen Moore with Lloyd Hughes in a classic Cinderella story set in Hollywood. The film is directed by Alfred E. Green. In 2013, ELLA CINDERS was placed on the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress due to its cultural and aesthetic importance. Christian Elliott joins us on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.