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12/14/2019

Tenth Anniversary! Rare Silent Gems on 8mm and 16mm Film, w/ Lillian Gish & William S. Hart

7:30 p.m. - 10:00 pm

The Spielberg Screening Room of the historic Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood

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12/14/2019

Tenth Anniversary! Rare Silent Gems on 8mm and 16mm Film, w/ Lillian Gish & William S. Hart

For a decade, Retroformat: Rare Silent Gems has brought you  the finest silent films, featuring artists from Felix the Cat to Erich von Stroheim, always with great live accompaniment by Retroformat Musical Director Cliff Retallick!.  For this special celebration, we will present some of our favorite shorts, including Lillian Gish in The Mothering Heart (1912), Felix the Cat in Felix Dines and Pines (1924), Gloria Swanson and Wallace Beery in Teddy at the Throttle (1917), plus our annual William S. Hart feature The Darkening Trail (1915), a disturbingly film noir-ish melodrama about jealousy and revenge, set in the Alaskan Gold Rush, with typically brilliant acting plus masterful, brooding direction by Hart himself.  Total running time: two hours.  Tickets are available now at https://tickets.fandango.com/transaction/ticketing/express/ticketboxoffice.aspx?row_count=301594896&tid=AAOFX&sdate=2019-12-14+19:30&mid=221620&from=mov_det_showtimes .  

7:30 p.m. - 10:00 pm

The Spielberg Screening Room of the historic Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood

12/21/2019

The Music Box Cinema presents A Night of Hilarity for the Holidays, with Chaplin, Keaton, and more!

7:30 p.m. - 10pm

The Woman's Club of Hollywood, 1749 North LaBrea Avenue, Hollywood, California 90046

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12/21/2019

The Music Box Cinema presents A Night of Hilarity for the Holidays, with Chaplin, Keaton, and more!

You are cordially invited to join us as we celebrate the most festive time of the year with some of the greatest mirth-makers of the Silent Era, featuring Charlie Chaplin in A Dog’s Life (1918), Buster Keaton in The Electric House (1922), Charlie Chase in All Wet (1924), Max Linder in Max and His Dog (1912) and Harry Langdon in Feet of Mud (1924). Plus live piano accompaniment and a great live musical act produced by our Musical Director, Cliff Retallick!  Tickets are available now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-of-hilarity-for-the-holidays-with-chaplin-keaton-and-many-more-tickets-84478055137

7:30 p.m. - 10pm

The Woman's Club of Hollywood, 1749 North LaBrea Avenue, Hollywood, California 90046

1/18/2020

Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush in 35mm at the Legion Theater

7:30 p.m. - 10:30 pm..

The Legion Theater, American Legion Post 23, 2035 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, California 90068

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1/18/2020

Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush in 35mm at the Legion Theater

We are proud to team with the America Legion Post 43 to present our most exciting event to date — Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece The Gold Rush, presented in 35mm with live musical accompaniment by Cliff Retallick, at Hollywood's stunning new venue: The American Legion Theater on Highland Avenue.  


For this one-of-a-kind screening, the Chaplin Office has waived their usual requirement that the film be accompanied by recorded music, and has given Retroformat Silent Films' resident Musical Director Cliff Retallick permission to improvise a live, grand piano score!  The screening will be introduced by world renowned independent filmmaker and Retroformat Silent Films board member Allison Anders, whose films include Gas Food Lodging, Mi Vida Loca and Grace of My Heart.


In The Gold Rush, Chaplin's immortal Tramp is a lone prospector in the Alaskan Gold Rush, where he meets the beautiful dance hall girl Georgia Hale and becomes trapped in a snowbound cabin, hilariously boiling, carving and eating his own shoe and performing the famous dance-of-the-dinner-rolls, in two of the greatest scenes in movie history.


The Gold Rush was originally released by United Artists in 1925, but in 1942, Chaplin recut and re-released the film, adding a score that he recorded and composed himself, dubbing it the "official version." In 1993, internationally renowned film restorationists, historians and documentarians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill restored the original 1925 version,  and it is this restoration that will screen in the beautiful Legion Theater. This event will kick off a series of tributes to the founders of United Artists by Retroformat Silent Films, with subsequent screenings of films by Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., Mary Pickford and D.W. Griffith to take place at the historic Woman’s Club of Hollywood early in 2020.


“The miracle of Chaplin is the miracle of cinema itself — for the first time in history, people of all races, ages, classes and ethnicities laughed at the same things and without words, and we owe each successive generation an introduction to Charlie,” says film director, screenwriter and Retroformat Silent Films board member Alexander Payne.  “‘The Gold Rush’ is a great place to start, and this is a wonderful chance to see the movie projected. It’s a movie that sticks with you for the rest of your life.  Tickets are available now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/retroformat-presents-chaplins-the-gold-rush-in-35mm-at-the-legion-theater-tickets-85547636283


Limited parking will be available for $10.00 in the American Legion parking lot. Free parking will be available directly across the street in the Hollywood Heritage parking lot.
VIP tickets include free parking in the American Legion lot, a special tour of historic Hollywood Legion Post 43 (please arrive early), a free drink at the American Legion bar, free popcorn, premium seating in our reserved section and, after the show, a special tour of the spectacular Legion Theater's projection booth (requires climbing multiple flights of stairs).

7:30 p.m. - 10:30 pm..

The Legion Theater, American Legion Post 23, 2035 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, California 90068