JANUARY 24 - 25
MEET JOHN DOE
1941 • Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck
Directed by Frank Capra
Frank Capra's patriotic Meet John Doe roots for the underdog while demonstrating the power of the people. Naive Gary Cooper is the average American man who falls for a goodwill drive that benefits a corrupt politician. Gary Cooper delivers a masterful performance, and is supported by Barbara Stanwyck and Walter Brennan.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26
• A Concert on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ•
One of the world's most popular theater organists, Ron Rhode is known for his traditional theatre organ style, playing music from the golden era -- the 1920s and 1930s. He has played virtually every major theater organ installation in the world and is pleased to return to Old Town Music Hall to play our Mighty Wurlitzer. Ron’s performances are always spectacular.
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JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 1
1927 - Silent • Bessie Love, Harrison Ford
• Accompanied Live by Edward Torres on the Mighty Wurlitzer•
In this fun, brisk silent comedy, the Stack family of New York City has fallen on hard times. Pa Stack squandered the family's money by buying a home in Newhall, California, hoping that there would be oil on the land. The film was humorously directed by Alan Hale, father of the Skipper from Gilligan’s Island.
THEATER CLOSED - SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2nd
FEBRUARY 7 - 8 - 9
CABIN IN THE SKY
1943 • Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong
This exquisite first film by Vincente Minnelli features the incomparable Lena Horne and the great Louis Armstrong. Cabin in the Sky is one of the best fantasy-comedy-musical films ever made and boasts some of the best stage and recording talents of the century. When you watch it, do yourself a big favor and enjoy it for what it is - a delightful masterpiece.
FEBRUARY 14- 15
1938 • Jeanette Macdonald, Nelson Eddy
The first Technicolor film for this iconic singing duo finds them playing a young couple in love who happen to be key players in a Broadway production about a young couple in love. Wonderful production numbers, singing and dancing. A delightful film and a must-see for fans of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16
THE TOM CORBETT BAND
Tom Corbett, singer-songwriter extraordinaire, once again brings his fabulous band for an afternoon of original songs, bluegrass, folk, pop, and swing. Tom trades off guitar and mandolin duties with Mike Mullins, while Bill Knopf provides the driving 5-string banjo with special guest, Tom Lee. You won’t want to miss this annual show. It’s certain to be a memorable afternoon.
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FEBRUARY 21 - 22 -23
HOLLYWOOD CARTOON JAMBOREE
• Hosted by Animation Historian Jerry Beck •
Our winter animation festival runs the gamut of classic cartoon characters and animation superstars. From the silent era antics of Felix the Cat (who turns 100 this year!) to the early talkie masterpieces of Max Fleischer (Betty Boop and Popeye) and Walter Lantz (Oswald Rabbit), these are the delightful short subjects that entertained movie audiences of all ages at the movie houses each week. They don't make 'em like this anymore - and on the big screen, they will blow you away. Boop-oop-a-doop and vodee-oh-doh!