Silent Sundays at the Mission Playhouse continue with the heartwarming film The Kid featuring international comedy star Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan Sunday afternoon, November 19th at 2:30pm.
Premiering in 1921 at Carnegie Hall, The Kid was Chaplin’s first full length feature film. Directed, written, and produced by Chaplin, he portrays his famous ‘Tramp’ character who finds an abandoned baby that he raises as his own. The film is “a perfect blend of comedy and drama and is arguably Chaplin’s most personal and autobiographical work” (silentfilm.org). As the opening title card states, it is “a picture with a smile-and perhaps, a tear”.
Accompanying the film on the Playhouse’s 1924 Mighty Wurlitzer theater pipe organ is American Theatre Organ Society’s Organist of the Year (2012), Mark Herman. One of America’s busiest young theatre organists, he performs in over 30 concerts and film screenings across the country and abroad yearly.
This season of Silent Sundays runs through April 2018. The Playhouse will screen the sci-fi visual masterpiece Metropolis (1927) on January 28th, and The Cameraman (1928) starring Buster Keaton on April 22nd.
'Silent Sundays' is produced in partnership with the Los Angeles Theatre Organ Society, as part of the Mission Playhouse's Community Engagement Program, Engage! To learn more, visit missionplayhouse.org or call (626) 308-2865.
Presenter / Producer: Mission Playhouse
Theater > Other
Music > Other
Event Phone: 626-308-2865
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
320 South Mission Drive
San Gabriel CA 91776
Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley
Performance Dates: 11/19/2017
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at door, discounts for groups of 10+. Tickets may be subject to additional fees and charges.
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