Silent Sundays are back with an expanded 5 film lineup that includes a two-color technicolor swashbuckling adventure, The Black Pirate! We’ve got a little of everything: comedy, romance, drama, horror, thriller, and action. Returning are silent favorites Buster Keaton and Douglas Fairbanks along with some new faces to the Playhouse screen, the legendary Lon Chaney, the talented comedic actress Colleen Moore, and the star of Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail, Anny Ondra. Purchase your subscription and see the series for the special price of $45! (more info below on how to purchase a subscription).
Season 4 of our Silent Sundays film series kicks off Sunday afternoon, September 9th at 2:30pm with 1923’s Our Hospitality directed by and starring the brilliant Buster Keaton. Set in the South in 1831, two rival families have been at odds for decades: the McKays and the Canfields. Keaton plays William McKay who is traveling to his childhood home to claim an inheritance. On his train ride home, he meets a girl he becomes smitten with, Virginia, who invites him to dinner at her family’s residence. What he soon finds out though is that Virginia is a Canfield and her father and brothers want his head. His effort to delay the Canfield men’s plot leads to big laughs, thrilling stunts, and edge of your seat suspense.
Filmed near Lake Tahoe and featuring beautiful cinematography, Our Hospitality involved various members of the Keaton clan. His father Joe Keaton portrayed the train engineer, his on screen leading lady Virginia was his real life love, Natalie, and the baby in the film was played by his son, Buster Keaton Jr.
Variety called the film a “comedy masterpiece,” writing, “The picture is splendidly cast, flawlessly directed, and intelligently photographed.”
Accompanying the film on the Playhouse’s 1924 Mighty Wurlitzer theater pipe organ is American Theatre Organ Society’s Organist of the Year (2012) Mark Herman.
The series continues with The Phantom of the Opera (1925) starring Lon Chaney on October 28th, Ella Cinders (1926) on January 27th, Blackmail (1929) on April 14th, and The Black Pirate (1926) on June 2nd.
Ticket prices start at $10 ($12 day of show, group tickets 10+ $8.50).
***Purchase a subscription and see all five films for the discounted price of $45!***
To purchase a subscription: 1) Visit the Playhouse Box Office (T/Th 12:00pm-5:00pm) by Thursday, September 6th, 2) Call the Playhouse Box Office at (626) 308-2868 (T/Th 12:00pm-5:00pm) by Thursday, September 6th, or 3) Mail a subscription form (click here for form).
To purchase group tickets, 10 or more: 1) Visit the Playhouse Box Office (T/Th 12:00pm-5:00pm) or 2) Call the Playhouse Box Office at (626) 308-2868 (T/Th 12:00pm-5:00pm).
To purchase individual tickets, up to 9: 1) Visit the Playhouse Box Office (T/Th 12:00pm-5:00pm), 2) Call Ticketmaster at 1 (800) 745-3000, or 3) Click the button on the top of this page to buy your tickets online (Tickets are subject to additional fees & charges).
There are no refunds, exchanges, cancellations. Cash, MasterCard, and Visa are the forms of payment accepted at the Playhouse Box Office.
This event is produced in partership with LATOS and is a part of the Mission Playhouse Community Engagement Program,