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March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
A Silent Film Experience
See this screening of the silent film masterpiece Metropolis surrounded by the art deco beauty it was inspired by at the beautiful Earl Smith Strand Theatre.
Together in partnership with the American Theatre Organ Society, this screening will be accompanied live on the Mighty Allen Theatre Organ by featured artist Clark Wilson. 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.
Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist epic science-fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang. It is regarded as a pioneering work of the science-fiction genre in movies, being among the first feature-length movies of the genre, incorporating themes of class, love, and society’s future. In a futuristic utopian city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
This screening of Metropolis includes the recently discovered new scenes, once lost for over 80 years.
Due to Metropolis’ 2.5 hour runtime, this screening will begin at 7:30pm. There will be no organ pre-show. Please join us in our silent film themed Lumiere Lounge for a cocktail and free piano entertainment starting at 6:30.