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Vintage Movie Night: Thunder Over Texas (1934)
February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on March 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm
One event on April 18, 2020 at 8:00 pm
One event on May 16, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Vintage Movie Night is a monthly series that features film historian and preservationist Eric Grayson as he presents a series of unique and rare vintage film titles. Tickets are available at the door for $5 on the night of the film. Popcorn, candy, and drinks are available for $1.
February 1, 7pm
Thunder over Texas (1934)
This western features actor Guinn Williams. A cowboy tries to protect a young woman whose father was murdered because he had railroad maps that showed the location of a proposed new line. Now the killers are after her because they think she has the maps. Directed by legendary director Edgar Ulmer.
March 7, 7pm
The Toll of the Sea (1922) – Silent Film with a Live Score
This film is the earliest surviving Technicolor and features actress Anna May Wong. In this version of the classic Madame Butterfly tale, a young Asian woman falls in love with a soldier who promises to marry her, and then deserts her as she’s expecting a child.
April 18, 8pm
The Black Pirate (1926) – Silent Film with a Live Score
Pirates loot a ship of its riches before blowing it up. Father-and-son survivors of noble birth wash ashore of an island, and the injured father perishes. The son (Douglas Fairbanks) promises to seek revenge by infiltrating the same band of buccaneers and bringing them to justice. Posing as the “Black Pirate,” he defeats the captain, captures a merchant ship single-handedly and earns himself a role as their new leader. Unanticipated is a princess (Billie Dove) who needs protection.
May 16, 8pm
He Who Gets Slapped (1924) – Silent Film with a Live Score
After Baron Regnard (Marc MacDermott) steals both his greatest invention and his wife, scientist Paul Beaumont (Lon Chaney) loses all self-regard and joins a circus sideshow to become the most famous clown in France, known as “He Who Gets Slapped” by other clowns. When Paul falls in love with bareback rider Consuelo (Norma Shearer), she and her partner, Brazo (John Gilbert), mock him. He is heartbroken, but determined to shield Consuelo when Regnard shows sudden romantic interest in her.