Update 1/13: This event has been postponed to February 27th.
Silent Sundays with live accompaniment on our 1924 Mighty Wurlitzer are back featuring returning silent favorites Buster Keaton, Douglas Fairbanks, and Harold Lloyd, along with a new face to the Playhouse screen, John Barrymore!
For a limited time, purchase your 2022 subscription in advance and see the series for the special price of $37 (more info below on how to purchase a subscription).
Silent Sundays 2022 Lineup
January 30th February 27th: Three Ages staring Buster Keaton (1923)
June 26th: The Three Musketeers starring Douglas Fairbanks (1921)
October 2nd: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde starring John Barrymore (1920)
December 4th: Girl Shy starring Harold Lloyd (1924)
Kicking off our new season is Buster Keaton’s first feature length film, the 1923 comedy Three Ages, February 27th at 2:30pm. In its opening scene, Father Time turns the page of a book which reads: “If you let your mind wander back through history, you will find that the only thing that has not changed since the world began is love. Love is the unchanging axis on which the world revolves.”
In the film, you’ll follow Buster Keaton’s character through three eras: The Stone Age, Ancient Rome, and the roaring 20s, as he tries to woo the girl he loves. In his way however, in each period, is a formidable rival (Wallace Beery). Will Buster gain the affection of his leading lady through time?
Accompanying the film is organist Russ Peck. Mr. Peck currently performs at San Diego Symphony Hall/Jacobs Music Center for their silent film presentations and is house organist at San Diego’s Balboa Theatre. In addition to being an organist, he is principal timpanist for the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra.
Tickets are $12. Purchase a subscription and see all four films for special price of $37.
To purchase a subscription: 1) Visit the Playhouse Box Office Thursdays from 3:00pm-7:00pm, 2) Call the Playhouse Box Office at (626) 308-2868 Thursdays between 3:00pm-7:00pm, or 3) Mail a subscription form (click here for form).
To purchase individual tickets: 1) Visit the Playhouse Box Office Thursdays from 3:00pm-7:00pm or day of show starting at 1:00pm, 2) Visit ticketmaster.com (**online orders are subject to additional service & processing fees**)
We look forward to seeing you back at the Playhouse! Before your next visit, here is what you should know:
1. If you wait until the day of the show to purchase tickets at our Box Office, please come early. Our Box Office opens 90 minutes before a show begins.
2. Wearing a face covering properly over your nose and mouth is required. Bandanas, gaiters, and masks with valves are not permitted.
3. Bring your photo ID along with proof of full vaccination or negative C-19 test results. A negative PCR test must be taken within two days of the event, a negative antigen test within one day of the event.
4. Leave snacks and drinks at home, except bottled water if needed. Bags larger than 12” x 12” x 6” are not allowed.