July 10, 2022
Show Time: 3:00 pm
***EMBASSY MEMBERS RECEIVE TWO TICKETS FREE PER MEMBERSHIP. FREE tickets are also available to youth 12 & under and seniors 65+. These groups should contact the STAR Bank box office directly to secure tickets (stop by or call us at 260.424.5665)***
Join the Embassy Theatre as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of great silent films. 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 third film in this series is the classic tale of Oliver Twist. The film will be accompanied on the Grande Page Pipe organ by organist Clark Wilson.
Oliver Twist, based on the Charles Dickens classic, is the story of orphaned Oliver Twist who is trained to work as a pickpocket in London by the criminal Fagin (Lon Chaney). Little does Oliver know that he is really from a wealthy family. This story, sprinkled with kindness and forgiveness, has made it a tale that has been shared for several generations.
Organist Clark Wilson is one of the most prominent and recognized scorers of silent photoplays in America today. He works exclusively with the Organ in developing accurate and historic musical accompaniments as they were performed in major picture palaces during the heyday of the silent film.
Wilson began his scoring career in 1980 and has successfully toured North America with hundreds of film presentations at schools and universities, performing arts centers, theatres, film festivals, and conventions. His work has led to performances for UCLA, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Chautauqua Institution, Cinequest and San Francisco film festivals, the Los Angeles Conservancy, the Packard Foundation’s Stanford Theatre film series, the Atlanta premier of the restored “Metropolis”, and annual presentations at the Atlanta Fox Theatre and for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Society at the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ.
Wilson has been named in numerous Who’s Who and Men of Achievement editions and was presented with the ATOS Organist of the Year award in 1998. An acclaimed organ technician and consultant, he has also been professionally involved with over 200 pipe organ installations to date and has earned the ATOS Technician of Merit award, the only person to receive both ATOS distinctions.
Please note that movie ratings by the American Motion Picture Association were not implemented until 1968. Please check the subject matter of the film to decide if it is suitable for your children.