SEPTEMBER  5 - 6 - 7

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in

GIRL CRAZY

(1943)

   

 

Starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, this MGM musical was based on the stage musical of the same name. This was the ninth of ten pairings between the two superstars and was the film debut of June Allyson.  Girl Crazy was the highest grossing movie in 1943 and nominated for an Academy Award.  

 

If you are a Gershwin fan, this film is a treasure.  Music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, the film featured the songs “Embraceable You”, “I Got Rhythm” and “But Not For Me”.  Swing master Tommy Dorsey and his band also appear in the film.   A particular highlight of the film is Judy Garland singing the "I Got Rhythm".  WIth a voice like that it's no wonder she is often considered the best singer of her era.

If you're in the mood for a classic romantic comedy muscial, you're sure to love this film!

 


Friday 8:15PM
Saturday 2:30PM and 8:15PM 
Sunday 2:30PM

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.

Admission: $10.00 ($8.00 for seniors 62+)  
Sorry, we do not offer any advance ticket sales or reserved seats. 
Doors open and tickets go on sale 30 minutes before show time.

Reserved seating is for concerts only.
All programs are subject to change without notice.



SEPTEMBER  12 - 13 - 14


Charlie Chaplin

MODERN TIMES

(1936)

   

 

Back again this year by popular demand...  

 

Modern Times is the very definition of a “classic”.  It’s one of the cleverest, funniest, and most important films ever made. 

 

Chaplin’s iconic “Tramp” character struggles to survive in the modern, industrialized world, with the help of a young homeless woman. 

 

For anyone with an interest in cinema or comedy, it’s one of those films you can see again and again and again. 

 


Friday 8:15PM
Saturday 2:30PM and 8:15PM 
Sunday 2:30PM

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.

Admission: $10.00 ($8.00 for seniors 62+)  
Sorry, we do not offer any advance ticket sales or reserved seats. 
Doors open and tickets go on sale 30 minutes before show time.

Reserved seating is for concerts only.
All programs are subject to change without notice.



SEPTEMBER  19 - 20 - 21


THE MERRY WIDOW

(1925 - silent)

• Accompanied live by Bill Field on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ •

   

 

Erich von Stroheim (of Sunset Boulevard fame) wrote and directed The Merry Widow.  

 

Interestingly, lead actress Mae Murray who was described as abusive and delusional served as the primary inspiration for the character of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard.

 

Joan Crawford and Clark Gable both appear as extras in this film. 

 

With a budget of $592,000, filming was tense as Murray and director, Erich von Stroheim, did not get along.

 

However, the film was a critical and box office success and today stands as a true cinematic achievement of the silent era. 

 


Friday 8:15PM
Saturday 2:30PM and 8:15PM 
Sunday 2:30PM

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.


Admission: $10.00 ($8.00 for seniors 62+)  
Sorry, we do not offer any advance ticket sales or reserved seats. 
Doors open and tickets go on sale 30 minutes before show time.

Reserved seating is for concerts only.
All programs are subject to change without notice.



SEPTEMBER  26 - 27 - 28


ALL STAR COMEDY FESTIVAL

Short Classic Comedies - Sound and Silents


All Silent Shorts are Accompanied LIVE by Bill Field on the
Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ

   

A long-time favorite, our All Star Comedy Festival is always a blast. 

 

It’s the perfect show for first-time visitors to Old Town Music Hall!

 

Come hear the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, join in the audience sing-along, and laugh as loud as you can to the classic black & white comedic geniuses of Hollywood’s golden age. 

 


Friday 8:15PM
Saturday 2:30PM and 8:15PM 
Sunday 2:30PM


Admission: $10.00 ($8.00 for seniors 62+)  
Sorry, we do not offer any advance ticket sales or reserved seats. 
Doors open and tickets go on sale 30 minutes before show time.

Reserved seating is for concerts only.
All programs are subject to change without notice.



OCTOBER 3 - 4 - 5


Claude Rains in

THE INVISIBLE MAN

(1933)

• Our First Weekend of OLD TOWN MUSIC HAUNT

   

It's our first weekend of Old Town Music HAUNT... when friendly spooks and ghouls re-decorate the theater and choose their favorite classic horror films to celebate Halloween month.

 

If you've never seen the 1933 The Invisible Man (or if it's been awhile), now's your chane to see it on the big screen.  

 

With a brilliant performance by Claude Rains (often with only his voice), clever dialogue, and the expert direction of James Whale, The Invisible Man gets better and better every time you watch it! 

 

In the 1930s, the special effects left audiences captivated.  Even today we wonder how they did it without computers.

 

Based on the H.G Wells classic story, this film is on everyone’s must-see list.

 


Friday 8:15PM
Saturday 2:30PM and 8:15PM 
Sunday 2:30PM

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.


Admission: $10.00 ($8.00 for seniors 62+)  
Sorry, we do not offer any advance ticket sales or reserved seats. 
Doors open and tickets go on sale 30 minutes before show time.

Reserved seating is for concerts only.
All programs are subject to change without notice.



OCTOBER 10 - 11 - 12


Boris Karloff in

FRANKENSTEIN

(1931)

   

 

Director James Whale's 1931 masterpiece, Frankenstein is the Godfather of horror films. 

 

"It's Alive!" is a line that will live on forever as we recall the first moments of life for cinema’s most recognized and beloved monster of all time. 

 

Boris Karloff's sympathetic performance evokes fear while also breaking our hearts.  

 

This film made Karloff a huge star after years of working in film after film as an unknown actor.  

 

Frankenstein is nothing less than a classic!

 


Friday 8:15PM
Saturday 2:30PM and 8:15PM 
Sunday 2:30PM

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.


Admission: $10.00 ($8.00 for seniors 62+)  
Sorry, we do not offer any advance ticket sales or reserved seats. 
Doors open and tickets go on sale 30 minutes before show time.

Reserved seating is for concerts only.
All programs are subject to change without notice.



OCTOBER 17 - 18 - 19
(Also see below for a special presentation on Sunday night)


Boris Karloff in

THE MUMMY

(1932)

   

 

 

The Mummy is one of the most beloved films from Universal's classic horror period.  

 

Much of its success can be credited to first-time director Karl Freund, who had been a prolific and talented cinematographer. 

 

Boris Karloff gives the film its resonance.  

 

Audiences in 1932 were frightened to death when Karloff opened his eyes for the first time.  

 

The Mummy is a true work of art that’s as much thriller and suspense as it is horror. 

 


Friday 8:15PM
Saturday 2:30PM and 8:15PM 
Sunday 2:30PM

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.


Admission: $10.00 ($8.00 for seniors 62+)  
Sorry, we do not offer any advance ticket sales or reserved seats. 
Doors open and tickets go on sale 30 minutes before show time.

Reserved seating is for concerts only.
All programs are subject to change without notice.



• It's SCI-FI SUNDAY at OTMH •

SUNDAY OCTOBER 19
7:30 PM


THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN

(1957)

   

 

Don’t let the name fool you… this is no hokey old sci-fi. 

 

Almost 60 years after it’s release, this film still packs a punch. 

 

With a smartly written screenplay by Richard Matheson (who wrote for The Twilight Zone with Rod Serling) and great direction by Jack Arnold, it’s easy to overlook the dated visual effects. 

 

Beneath the surface is a brilliant philosophical journey, with an ending that will surprise you. 

 

In the sea of 1950s science fiction films, this one is a must-see classic. 

 

 

 

 

Also on the same program:

FLASH GORDON, Episode 4:  Battling the Sea Beast


Sunday 7:30PM

NOTE:  This show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and an episode of the classic serial FLASH GORDON.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.


Admission: $10.00 ($8.00 for seniors 62+)  
Sorry, we do not offer any advance ticket sales or reserved seats. 
Doors open and tickets go on sale 30 minutes before show time.

Reserved seating is for concerts only.
All programs are subject to change without notice.



OCTOBER 24 - 25 - 26

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

(1925 - silent)

   

 

Old Town Music Haunt continues with the original silent version of Phantom of the Opera

 

Lon Chaney embodies the title character, a badly disfigured man in the catacombs of the Paris Opera House. 

 

Spooky, dramatic, stressful and memorable, this is one of those silent classics that will pull you in and never let you go. 

 

And of course, a silent horror film is all the more fun when accompanied live by the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ. 

 


Friday 8:15PM
Saturday 2:30PM and 8:15PM 
Sunday 2:30PM

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.


Admission: $10.00 ($8.00 for seniors 62+)  
Sorry, we do not offer any advance ticket sales or reserved seats. 
Doors open and tickets go on sale 30 minutes before show time.

Reserved seating is for concerts only.
All programs are subject to change without notice.



OCTOBER 31, NOVEMBER 1 - 2

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN

(1948)

   

 

Fun, fun, fun!!  If you love comedy and also love classic horror films, then you’ve got to visit Old Town Music Hall this weekend. 

 

Starring the iconic comedy duo of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, this film may be a spoof, but it’s also an homage to the legendary monsters of Universal Studios. 

 

The three monters (Bela Lugosi as Dracula, Lon Chaney, Jr. as the Wolfman, and Glenn Strange as Frankenstein) play it straight, making the blend of comedy with horror so incredibly entertaining. 

 

A must see for any horror fan - or comedy fan!

 

 


Friday 8:15PM
Saturday 2:30PM and 8:15PM 
Sunday 2:30PM

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.


Admission: $10.00 ($8.00 for seniors 62+)  
Sorry, we do not offer any advance ticket sales or reserved seats. 
Doors open and tickets go on sale 30 minutes before show time.

Reserved seating is for concerts only.
All programs are subject to change without notice.



NOVEMBER 7 - 8 - 9

LAUREL & HARDY FESTIVAL

A Collection of silent and 'talkie' shorts
from the most beloved comedy duo.

 

   

 Join us for a hilarious program of silent & sound shorts featuring these two iconic, comic geniuses. 

 

If you’ve never been to one of our Laurel & Hardy Festivals, you don’t know what you’re missing. 

 

Our Laurel & Hardy Festival is the ideal show to bring a first-time Old Town Music Hall visitor.  

 

It’s a great time for anyone who likes to laugh!


Friday 8:15PM
Saturday 2:30PM and 8:15PM 
Sunday 2:30PM

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.


Admission: $10.00 ($8.00 for seniors 62+)  
Sorry, we do not offer any advance ticket sales or reserved seats. 
Doors open and tickets go on sale 30 minutes before show time.

Reserved seating is for concerts only.
All programs are subject to change without notice.



NOVEMBER 14 - 15 - 16

THE STUDENT PRINCE

Ramon Novarro, Norma Shearer
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
(1927 - silent)

Accompanied LIVE by Bill Field on the
Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ

    

 

The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg is the story of a young royal who falls in love with a barmaid but cannot marry her as she is beneath his station in life. 

 

Actor Ramon Novarro was a second cousin of actress Dolores del Rio. When he first entered the film industry, he was considered a rival to Rudolph Valentino. 

 

The film was in production for more than 108 days and cost $1.2 million.

 

It was not a critical success when it first opened, but today it’s considered a silent classic. 


Friday 8:15PM
Saturday 2:30PM and 8:15PM 
Sunday 2:30PM

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.


Admission: $10.00 ($8.00 for seniors 62+)  
Sorry, we do not offer any advance ticket sales or reserved seats. 
Doors open and tickets go on sale 30 minutes before show time.

Reserved seating is for concerts only.
All programs are subject to change without notice.



NOVEMBER 21 - 22 - 23

W. C. Fields in

POPPY

(1936)

    

 

 

W.C. Fields’ role as Prof. Eustace McGargle was a frequently performed role for Fields, having played it for 328 performances on Broadway in 1923 and in the silent movie Sally of the Sawdust (1925) before making this film version.

 

Fields had poor health during the filming of Poppy and his stunt double Johnny Sinclair wore a plastic mask and did all of his long shots and many of the shots in which Fields had to move quickly.  

 

Like all W.C .Fields films, Poppy is certainly full of laughs!


Friday 8:15PM
Saturday 2:30PM and 8:15PM 
Sunday 2:30PM

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.


Admission: $10.00 ($8.00 for seniors 62+)  
Sorry, we do not offer any advance ticket sales or reserved seats. 
Doors open and tickets go on sale 30 minutes before show time.

Reserved seating is for concerts only.
All programs are subject to change without notice.



NOVEMBER 28 - 29 - 30

Janette MacDonals & Nelson Eddy in

NAUGHTY MARIETTA

(1935)

    

 

Naughty Marietta is well known for being the first film to bring together the singing duo of Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald, but it's also an outstandig example of the particular genre.  

 

The song "Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life" was used in Mel Brooks' 1974 comedy Young Frankenstein. Ironically Elsa Lancaster who plays Madame d'Annard in Naughty Marietta received instant recognition for her portrayal of the title role in the 1933 horror film The Bride of Frankenstein.

 

Naughty Marietta was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Douglas Shearer won the Academy Award for Sound for his work on the picture. In 2003, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.


Friday 8:15PM
Saturday 2:30PM and 8:15PM 
Sunday 2:30PM

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.


Admission: $10.00 ($8.00 for seniors 62+)  
Sorry, we do not offer any advance ticket sales or reserved seats. 
Doors open and tickets go on sale 30 minutes before show time.

Reserved seating is for concerts only.
All programs are subject to change without notice.



DECEMBER 5 - 6 - 7

• A Holiday Classic •

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

(1947)

    

 

A touching and heart felt holiday classic that is on everyone's must-see list.

 

The great Edmund Gwenn shines as Kris Kringle, an elderly, eccentric man who may or may not be the real Santa Claus.  It is said that during filming, then eight-year-old Natalie Wood was convinced that Edmund Gwenn was actually Santa Claus. It wasn't until she saw him out of costume at the wrap party that she realized he wasn't Santa.

 

This film was character actress Thelma Ritter's screen debut in which she plays Peter’s mother inside the department store.

 

In 2006, it was ranked #9 on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time.  


Friday 8:15PM
Saturday 2:30PM and 8:15PM 
Sunday 2:30PM

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.


Admission: $10.00 ($8.00 for seniors 62+)  
Sorry, we do not offer any advance ticket sales or reserved seats. 
Doors open and tickets go on sale 30 minutes before show time.

Reserved seating is for concerts only.
All programs are subject to change without notice.



DECEMBER 12 - 13 - 14

Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman

THE BELLS OF ST. MARY'S

(1945)

    

 

The most profitable picture in the history of RKO studio, The Bells of St. Mary’s is a truly entertaining holiday movie with Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman in the starring roles. 

 

During production, a Catholic priest served as an advisor for authenticity.  In the final farewell sequence, Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman decided to play a prank on him. They asked director Leo McCarey to allow one more take. As "Father O'Malley" and "Sister Benedict" said their last goodbyes, they embraced in a passionate kiss, while the offscreen priest-advisor jumped up to protest.

 

It's a timeless classic!


Friday 8:15PM
Saturday 2:30PM and 8:15PM 
Sunday 2:30PM

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.


Admission: $10.00 ($8.00 for seniors 62+)  
Sorry, we do not offer any advance ticket sales or reserved seats. 
Doors open and tickets go on sale 30 minutes before show time.

Reserved seating is for concerts only.
All programs are subject to change without notice.