Oriental to Host Last “Silents Please” Showing

posted by JimRankin on May 6, 2004 at 4:38 am

MILWAUKEE, WI — This Saturday, the Oriental Theatre will hold the last of their Silents Please showings of a silent film for this season (and who knows if they will come again?)

So, if you have not booked plans for 1pm this Saturday, May 8th, why not ready yourself for an unusual title: “The Italian Straw Hat” starring Rene Clair. This 1927 opus is described as: “A young man on the way to his wedding watches helplessly while his horse eats a lady’s hat.” It sounds like a one-joke play, but it is called ‘funny and elegant.’

But as with all the ‘Silents Please’ monthly series, even if the film is not a classic, there is always the melodious and mellifluous tones of the giant Kimball Theatre Pipe Organ to enthrall your ears.

There also always surprises aplenty, and one doesn’t know but there might be a juggler, a dance team, a personality, or a stage band to add to the merriment, and you know that the kids will enjoy the vintage cartoons on the giant screen!

You know where the is, but if you don’t or need more information, merely call the Silents Please line at: 1-262-634-8394 or via email at: .

Since our movie palaces are fading away with each passing year, you might want to view any opportunity like this as possibly the last, so don’t delay making plans for this weekend in “an acre of seats in a garden of dreams.” (And it’s supposed to rain, so you can’t do much outdoors anyway!)

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