April 27 - 28 - 29

 

SEVEN CHANCES

1925 • Buster Keaton 
• Accompanied live on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ •
 

 

 
One of the great silent comedies starring Buster Keaton as a businessman who is about to lose all his money and then finds out his fortunes might change rapidly when a relative dies and leaves him millions. But there’s a catch: he has to be married by his 27th birthday to qualify for the cash and - surprise - today is his 27th birthday!
 

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm, Sunday 2:30pm



TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 

 

May 4 - 5 - 6

 

MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

1939 • Jimmy Stewart
 

 

 
Directed by the legendary Frank Capra (It’s a Wonderful Life), this is a great film, both funny and dramatic, about a naïve Washington outsider who finds himself appointed to the Senate fighting greed and corruption. Jean Arthur and Claude Rains are excellent in supporting roles. Capra’s optimism shines through and it’s easy to see why this film is a classic.
 

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm, Sunday 2:30pm



TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 

 

May 11 - 12

 

100 MEN AND A GIRL

1937 • Deanna Durbin
 

 

 
This smartly written rags-to-riches film was a vehicle for Universal’s young superstar Deanna Durbin, who was more popular than both Shirley Temple and Judy Garland at this time. Only 16 years old, her singing voice was phenomenal. The filmmaking is top notch, and the soundtrack includes wonderful classical music. You’re in for a treat.
 

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 

 • CONCERT  •

SUNDAY - May 13

Mother's Day 

JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS

 

 

Come celebrate the joy of Mother’s Day at Old Town Music Hall with lovely musical gems of the 1910s, 20s and 30s performed by the incomparable Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys. A wonderful show for any mom or grand-mom... and the whole family.
 
Reservations are recommended.
 
SHOW BEGINS AT 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
All Seats: $20.00

Please call the theater for reservations:  310-322-2592

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

 

 

 

May 18 - 19 - 20

 

LAUREL & HARDY FESTIVAL

Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
 

 

 
Join us for a fun program featuring the world’s most lovable comedy duo, Laurel & Hardy, whose films were made from the late-1920s through the 1950s  And of course, their phenomenal popularity continues even today! Our Laurel & Hardy Festivals are a grab-bag of their finest comedy shorts -- both sound and silent. And of course, all silent shorts are accompanied live on our Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ. These programs are always a blast, and kids of all ages love ‘em!

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm, Sunday 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 

 

May 25 - 26 - 27

 

BROADWAY MELODY OF 1940

1940 • Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy

 

 

With great music from Cole Porter and phenomenal dancing from Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell, this was the last and arguably the best of the four “Broadway Melody” films. Fred Astaire is rumored to have been intimidated by Powell, as she was considered one of the few female dancers known to be capable of out-performing him -- later she revealed that the feeling was mutual. To see them dancing together is truly spectacular. Lavish sets and stunning black & white photography make this MGM musical terrific.  The “Begin the Beguine” number alone is worth the price of admission!

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm, Sunday 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 

 

June 1 - 2 - 3

 

THE KID

1921 • Charlie Chaplin

 

 

It is hard to find such delightful movies as The Kid. It is a silent movie with a wonderful blend of humor and drama so rich and beautiful that you don´t need words. Charlie Chaplin wrote, produced, directed and starred in this charming gem, and he engaged the talents of child actor Jackie Coogan to play his sidekick (Coogan as an adult played Uncel Fester on the 1960s TV series The Addams Family). We’re proud to present The Kid with a pre-recorded musical score composed and supervised by Charlie Chaplin himself for his 1971 re-issue of this treasured film.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm, Sunday 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 

 

June 8 - 9 - 10

 

VINTAGE CARTOON FESTIVAL 

• NAUGHTY BAWDY MUSICAL PRE-CODE CARTOONS •

Hosted by Animation Historian Jerry Beck

 

 

Come join us for our annual celebration of classic Hollywood cartoons! Spicy Betty Boop, pre-code Flip The Frog, outlaw Oswald Rabbit - and more – return in an all-new show of vintage 1930s animated short subjects, back on the big screen where they were originally seen.   Wonderful hot jazz soundtracks, wild rubber-hose animation, outrageous gags and humor – remember, these cartoons were originally aimed at the grown-ups. Surreal, eye-popping, and tuneful – this is one of our most popular annual events. If you’re a fan of classic animation, you don’t want to miss this very special program. They don’t make ‘em like this anymore! Renowned historian Jerry Beck will introduce each program with fascinating anecdotes and insights. Mr. Beck teaches animation history at Cal Arts and has written over fifteen books, including The Animated Movie Guide and the 100 Greatest Looney Tunes.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm, Sunday 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 

 

June 15th - THEATER CLOSED
 

 

June 16 - 17

 

43rd ANNUAL RAGTIME FESTIVAL

• Frederick Hodges • Vincent Johnson  • Carl “Sonny” Leyland  • John Reed-Torres •

 

 

The popular American musical genre known as “Ragtime” enjoyed its heyday between 1895 and about 1920, and then fell into virtual obscurity until a revival in the 1970s with Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer” made popular by the film The Sting.Please join us as we celebrate our 43rd year of this rousing annual tradition. Some of the best ragtime pianists in the world have graced our stage in the past 43 years, and this year the tradition continues with four great pianists, three fine pianos, and of course our 1925 Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ. It’s our most anticipated weekend of the year, so reservations are recommended.

 

SHOW BEGINS AT 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
All Seats: $20.00

Please call the theater for reservations:  310-322-2592

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

 

 

 

 

JUNE 22 - 23 - 24

ROAD PICTURE FILM FESTIVAL

Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour starred in a series of seven “Road Pictures” from 1940-1962.  These films were comedic, adventurous and romantic -- with music too!  Much of the dialogue in the Road Pictures was ad-libbed by Crosby and Hope.  You can tell they had a blast making these films, and decades later we’re still laughing and enjoying the fun.

 

 

Friday June 22nd - 8:15pm

 

ROAD TO SINGAPORE

1940 • Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour

 

 

This was the one that started it all -- the first of the “road pictures”.  It features our two boys trying to forget about their former romances, swearing off women for good -- until they meet Dorothy Lamour.  Great comedy and some dramatic moments too.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm


TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 

 

Saturday June 23rd - 2:30pm

 

ROAD TO MOROCCO

1942 • Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour

 

 

In this one, Crosby and Hope place two carefree castaways on a desert shore.  They find an Arabain Nights city where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar. Totally entertaining escapist fun. Some say it’s the best of the bunch!

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Saturday 2:30pm


TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 

 

Saturday June 23rd - 8:15pm

 

ROAD TO UTOPIA

1945 • Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour

 

 

In this one of the “road picture” series, our boys play a pair of down-on-their-luck entertainers.  The result is a thoroughly enjoyable, fast-paced musical romp, complete with sight gags, talking animals, and endless hilarity. This is one of the best!

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Saturday 8:15pm


TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 

 

Sunday June 24th - 2:30pm

 

ROAD TO RIO

1947 • Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour

 

 

This was the 5th in the series with more music and a tighter script than the earlier “road pictures”.  Crosby and Hope play a pair of stowaways on a boat to Rio, resulting in some genuinely hilarious scenes and even a memorable appearance from the Andrews Sisters.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Sunday 2:30pm


TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 

 

June 29 - 30, July 1  - THEATER CLOSED
 

 

July 6 - 7 - 8

 

HELL'S ANGELS

1930 • Jean Harlow, Ben Lyon

• Directed by Howard Hughes •

 

 

This was the first movie we ran when we opened in 1968!  It’s an epic aviation War film directed by Howard Hughes.  A true classic, Hell's Angels was one of the highest-grossing films of the early sound era, and is now hailed as one of the screen's first sound action films. Jean Harlow is radiant in her first-ever major film role.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm, Sunday 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 
 

 

July 13 - 14

 

CHARLIE CHAN AT THE WAX MUSEUM

1940 • Sidney Toler as Detective Charlie Chan

 

 

More than four dozen Charlie Chan films were made from 1926 through 1981. This one is often considered the best of the bunch. It’s pure fun from start to finish.  Witty dialogue, humor, suspense, and a dose of creepiness too. Most of the film takes place at a wax museum with macabre displays of famous killers -- perfect for a murder mystery. 

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 
 

 • CONCERT  •

SUNDAY - June 15th

CITY OF ANGELS SAXOPHONE QUARTET

 

 

We enthusiastically welcome back this magnificent quartet with whimsical music and colorful stories from a bygone era. From vaudeville origins to dance bands and swing, through the jazz era, this musical journey features transcriptions of rare wax recordings, as well as arrangements from the most notable songwriters of the period.

Reservations are recommended.
 
SHOW BEGINS AT 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
All Seats: $20.00

Please call the theater for reservations:  310-322-2592

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

 

 

 

July 20 - 21 - 22

 

ALL STAR COMEDY FESTIVAL

 •A Selection of Silent and Sound Comedies •

 

 

Our All Star Comedy Festival is always a good time, featuring a hilarious and quirky collection of silent and sound short comedies from Hollywood’s golden age. It’s the perfect show to bring first-time visitors to Old Town Music Hall. Hear the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater, join in the audience sing-along, and laugh as loud as you can!

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm, Sunday 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 
 

JULY 27 - 28 - 29

A SALUTE TO MICKEY AND JUDY

Screen legends Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland made ten musicals together from 1937-1948. Join us as we celebrate some of their best!

 

Friday July 27th - 8:15pm

 

BABES IN ARMS

1939 • Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland

 

 

This is the film that started it all -- the first pairing by MGM of Mickey and Judy, fresh off her role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Based on the musical by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers, the film was directed by the one and only Busby Berkeley.  

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm


TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 
 

 

Saturday July 28th - 2:30pm

 

STRIKE UP THE BAND

1940 • Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland

 

 

Directed by Busby Berkeley, this MGM box office smash is a delightful "let's put on a show" musical. It’s packed with singing and dancing. Lots of energy and tons of laughs.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

 Saturday 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 
 

 

Sunday July 29th - 2:30pm

 

GIRL CRAZY

1943 • Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland

 

 

Based on the stage musical of the same name, Girl Crazy was the ninth of ten films featuring Mickey and Judy. With music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, the film features the songs “Embraceable You”, “I Got Rhythm” and “But Not For Me”. 

SHOWTIMES ARE:

 Saturday 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 
 

 

August 3 - 4 

 FEET FIRST

1930 • Harold Lloyd

 

 

After sound films came out, the careers of many silent stars faded quickly. Fortunately, silent comedy legend Harold Lloyd made a few “talkies”, proving that his comic genius was timeless. Like his famous clock dangling scene in Safety Last, Lloyd gives us an equally tense and hilarious scene on a tall building’s scaffolding. A very rare treat.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

 Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 
 

 • CONCERT  •

SUNDAY - August 5th

HOTSY TOTSY 

 

Hotsy Totsy faithfully recreates the fun of the 1920s. Experience the enchantment of the Jazz Age.  Dance in your seat, swoon and laugh with a cabaret-style show that’s fun for everyone.  Chanteuse Nannette and her band share loads of fun in creating the carefree style of early jazz, putting on a great show that’s sure to leave you smiling and singing. 

Reservations are recommended.

 
SHOW BEGINS AT 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
All Seats: $20.00

Please call the theater for reservations:  310-322-2592

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

 

 

 

August 10 - 11 - 12 

 LAUREL & HARDY FESTIVAL

• A Selection of their Finest Comedy Shorts •

 

 

This hilarious comedy duo appeared together in more than 100 films, becoming the most iconic comedy act in film history. We’re thrilled to assemble another hysterical program of some of their best silent & sound shorts.  If you’ve never been to one of our Laurel & Hardy Festivals, you don’t know what you’re missing!  It’s non-stop laughs. 

SHOWTIMES ARE:

 Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm, Sunday 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 
 

 

August 17 - 18

 BLOOD AND SAND

1922 - silent • Rudolph Valentino

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

 

 

Blood and Sand was a box office smash in the early days of Paramount Pictures. It helped establish Valentino as a superstar sex symbol in the 1920s.  His death at only 31 years old caused mass hysteria among his female fans and helped propel him to icon status. Come see one his greats on the big screen.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

 Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 
 

 • CONCERT  •

 

SUNDAY - August 19th

MARK HERMAN

• The Great American Composers •

 

Mark Herman is one of the busiest young theatre organists, performing concerts and silent film presentations across the U.S. and abroad. Mark will perform his favorite music from the most influential songwriters and composers of all time: Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Harry Warren, and more.  A delightful afternoon you won’t want to miss!

Reservations are recommended.

 
SHOW BEGINS AT 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
All Seats: $20.00

Please call the theater for reservations:  310-322-2592

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

 

 

 

August 24 - 25

 WHITE HEAT

1949 • James Cagney

 

 

Considered on the best gangster flicks of all time, White Heat stars the iconic James Cagney as a ruthless criminal, and his performance is stellar rom beginning to end. Co-stars include the incomparable Virginia Mayo and Edmond O’Brien. This is one that really stands the test of time.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

 Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 
 

 

Sunday August 26 - 2:30pm

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

presents

 HOLLYWOOD HOME MOVIES

Treasures from the Academy Film Archive

 

 

Presented by Lynne Kirste, Special Collections Curator at the Archive, and Randy Haberkamp, Managing Director or Programming, Education and Preservation for AMPAS.

 The home movie craze extended to Hollywood's stars and directors who captured their families, friends, parties and vacations, as well as behind-the-scenes activities on their film sets. The Academy Film Archive houses a wide variety of home movies and will present some unique gems from its collection, including footage of Jimmy Stewart, Betty Grable, Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, George and Ira Gershwin -- and more. In addition to intimate glimpses of celebrities at work and play, the program will include home movies of Vintage Disneyland and of Los Angeles City in the 1920s.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Sunday 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES: ALL SEATS $10.00

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 
 

 

August 31 - September 1 - 2

Harold Lloyd in

 THE FRESHMAN

1925 • silent

• Accompanied live on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ •

 

 

Harold Lloyd is one of the most influential film comedians of the silent era, and The Freshman is one of his best feature-length comedies -- certainly his highest grossing. Lloyd is best known for his bespectacled "glasses" character, here playing a young man who goes off to college. Filmed at the Rose Bowl and around the University of Southern California, the film is widely considered one of Lloyd's most hilarious, well-made films.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm, Sunday 2:30pm

 

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 
 

 

September 7 - 8 - 9

SCIENCE FICTION FILM FESTIVAL 

Join us for a trip to the 1950s!  We’ve got four random sci-fi flicks of the 1950s: the “classic era” of sci-fi cinema. These films were usually low budget, targeted at teens, and surprisingly successful for the studios with common themes like fear of nuclear weapons, alien invasion, and science experiments gone awry. Great throwback fun!

 

Friday, September 7th - 8:15pm

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE

1951 • Richard Derr, Barbara Rush

 

 

Like many sci-fi films of this era, this one is thought-provoking and -- for its time -- innovative. This was one of the first of the phenomenally popular sci-fi films of the 1950s. The premise: what if two small planets were hurling toward destroying earth and we needed to build a rocket ship that could save 40 people?  Great story, great characters, and great (although dated) special effects.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm

 

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 
 

 

Saturday, September 8th - 2:30pm

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

1953 • Based on the H. G. Wells Novel

 

 

Somewhere out West, a huge projectile crashes in the soil. People first believe it’s a meteor, but we soon learn it’s a space ship from Mars out to destroy everything in its path.  The War of the Worlds is a classic Technicolor science fiction film from the Golden Age of sci-fi.  It’s an innovative, intelligent, and evocative film that makes us think twice about alien invaders and their intentions.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

 Saturday 2:30pm

 

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 
 

 

Saturday, September 8th - 8:15pm

PLAN 9 FROM OUTERSPACE

1959 • Bela Lugosi, Vampira

 

 

In this cult classic directed by Ed Wood, aliens intend to stop humanity from creating a deadly bomb by resurrecting corpses so zombies and vampires will warn the world to pay attention. Sound good? This film achieved its iconic status for being so incredibly bad that it’s actually a blast to watch.  It's often labeled “the worst film ever made” but it’s unintentionally hilarious and has certainly earned its unique place in cinema history.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

 Saturday 8:15pm

 

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 
 

 

Sunday, September 9th - 2:30pm

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS

1956 • Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter

 

 

Don’t miss this great classic 50s chiller, which is arguably one of the greatest and scariest science fictions films ever made.  It’s a perfect blend of sci-fi with elements of horror -- in the form of creepy alien invaders. It’s a classic film that’s just pure fun for any sci-fi cinema fan.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

 Sunday 2:30pm

 

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 
 

 

September 14 - 15

 THE WIZARD OF OZ

1925 • silent

• Accompanied live on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ •

 

 

This 1925 silent version of L. Frank Baum’s book is a rare treat. Popular silent film comedian Larry Semon secured the film rights to the book and ended up revising most of the story to favor his broad slapstick comedy antics. Dorothy is played by Semon’s wife. Also featured in this version is Oliver Hardy (Laurel and Hardy), whose appearance alone a good reason to catch this rare piece of film history!

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm, Sunday 2:30pm

 

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 
 

 • CONCERT  •

 

SUNDAY - September 16th 2:30pm

FREDRICK HODGES & RICHARD DOWLING

• Two Pianos, Many Masterpieces •

 

Back by popular demand, concert pianists Frederick Hodges and Richard Dowling team up for a thrilling two piano concert featuring favorite works by an eclectic group of composers, including George Gershwin, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Gioachino Rossini, Scott Joplin, and John Philip Sousa.

Reservations are recommended.

 
SHOW BEGINS AT 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
All Seats: $20.00

Please call the theater for reservations:  310-322-2592

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

 

 

 

September 21 - 22

 TOP HAT

1935 • Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers

 

 

One of our most requested films, Top Hat is a screwball comedy musical featuring America’s most enduring film partners -- Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers -- in their most successful and most popular film. With a score by Irving Berlin, Top Hat is great entertainment with humor, music, song and dance. You definitely don’t want to miss it!

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm  and 8:15pm

 

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 
 

 • CONCERT  •

 

SUNDAY - September 23th

VAUDEVILLE ON FILM

Presented by Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys

 

Back by popular demand, an incredible afternoon featuring Vitaphone Variety Film Shorts of the 1920s followed by live musical whoopee from Janet Klein. Janet’s favorite shorts feature vaudevillians, bands, novelty dancers and comedians. In many cases these rare films give us the only possible glimpse of the world’s most treasured vaudeville acts. We’re thrilled to welcome back our favorite ukulele chanteuse Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys for this lively trip to the past.  

Reservations are recommended.

 
SHOW BEGINS AT 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
All Seats: $20.00

Please call the theater for reservations:  310-322-2592

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

 

 

 

September 28 - 29

 A DAY AT THE RACES

1937 • The Marx Brothers

 

 

"Either he's dead or my watch has stopped” is just one of the witty lines from the iconic comedy brothers. And with all the zany, manic comedy, we get a few song and dances numbers -- and they’re good!  This is an entertaining funny flick, with scenes such as Groucho trying to run a sanitarium.  It’s classic Marx Brothers!

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm

 

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

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.

 

 
 

 • CONCERT  •

 

SUNDAY - September 30th - 2:30pm

JELANI EDDINGTON

On the Mighty Wurltizer Theater Pipe Organ

 

Early pop standards, jazz, movie music, Broadway tunes, and many pleasant surprises from Jelani Eddington, one of the most accomplished theater organists in the field. Jelani is also an accomplished pianist, and sure to delight us with a few memorable tunes on our Bösendorfer grand piano.

Reservations are recommended.

 
SHOW BEGINS AT 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
All Seats: $20.00

Please call the theater for reservations:  310-322-2592

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards