Black and White Silent Film Series Accompanied by the Grande Page Pipe Organ
Fort Wayne, Ind. (Feb. 23, 2022)- Join the Embassy Theatre as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of great silent films plus a special screening of The Iron Horse. Attendees will be transported back to the earliest days of Hollywood when silent films filled the screen as the melodious tunes of the pipe organ filled the theater.
The series is as follows:
Sunday, June 12, 3 p.m. – Blood and Sand featuring Rudolph Valentino; organ accompaniment by Dennis James
Sunday, June 26, 3 p.m. – Grandma’s Boy featuring Harold Lloyd; organ accompaniment by Clark Wilson
Sunday, July 10, 3 p.m. – Oliver Twist featuring Lon Chaney; organ accompaniment by Clark Wilson
Sunday, July 24, 3 p.m. – The Iron Horse featuring George O’Brien; organ accompaniment by Dennis James
The Grande Page, installed in 1928, is one of only three organs of its kind. Its enticing tones bring silent film to life by emulating multiple instruments and other recognizable sounds like sirens, train whistles and chirping birds.
TICKETS are FREE for ages 12 and under, 65 and over, and members of the Embassy. All other tickets are $10 (plus applicable fees) and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. To avoid convenience fees or to obtain free tickets, please visit the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy (260.424.5665) at 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets for the series will be available on Friday, February 25. Visit www.fwembassytheatre.org/organ-and-film-series/ for more information. Additional details about each event will be provided in coming weeks.
The Embassy Theatre Foundation thanks Thomas and Penelope Mathiesen for sponsoring this program.
Activities at the Embassy are made possible in part by Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne and the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts.