Summer silent film series begins July 23 at Portage Theater
CHICAGO, IL — A series of silent films will be shown on consecutive Friday evenings beginning July 23 at Chicago’s historic Portage Theater which is now home to the Chicago Silent Film Society. The upcoming showings include the 1925 comedy “The Freshman” with Harold Lloyd, the original version of “Ben-Hur” with Francis X. Bushman (1925), and “Pollyanna” with Mary Pickford (1920). The less frequently seen “The Penalty” with Lon Chaney will be the feature on August 13, which will commemorate the theater’s ninetieth anniversary as it was one of the films shown on the theater’s opening weekend in 1920. Each film will have live organ accompaniment, except for the showing of “The Mark of Zorro” on August 6 which shall have accompaniment by The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
The complete schedule and additional information is here.
An interesting website about the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra: http://www.mont-alto.com/
OMG if you live in the greater Chicago area, you simply MUST attend one of these silents w/ organ accompaniment!!!