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The Sounds of Silents - Wurlitzer Organ & Silent Movie


Sun 17 Mar 2013, 2:00pm–4:45pm

Where: Hollywood Cinema, 20 St Georges Rd, Avondale, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $20.00

Listed by: James Duncan

A special fundraising event to benefit the Hollywood Cinema refurbishment project - ensuring the on-going survival of this unique home for Auckland's historic Wurlitzer pipe organ. Join us for an afternoon of laughter and entertainment!

Before the days of sound movies, we had the “silents”. These motion pictures were brought to life, first by costly orchestras and then in the 1920s, by the mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ. Hollywood Cinema “house organist” Ron Clark will bring the silent screen to life as he accompanies the classic 1925 Charlie Chaplin comedy “The Gold Rush”, with music and sound effects provided by the Wurlitzer pipe organ.

Charlie Chaplin’s comedic masterwork charts a prospector’s search for fortune in the Klondike and his discovery of romance (with the beautiful Georgia Hale) - forever cemented the iconic status of Chaplin and his Little Tramp character.

Shot partly on location in the Sierra Nevadas and featuring such timeless gags as the dance of the dinner rolls and the meal of boiled shoe leather, The Gold Rush is an indelible work of heart-warming hilarity!

Show features a "play-in" from the Wurlitzer organ, some comedy shorts in the first half, then our main feature - the silent movie accompanied by the Wurlitzer pipe organ.

Tickets on sale at the door on the day from 1:15pm. For more info, contact James on (09) 525 7067.

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