West Coast Ragtime Society
Silent Film Information
Current update 5/27/2016.   Previous update 1/5/2015.
Preservation, presentation and accompaniment of films from the silent film-making era.
| Organizations | 2014 Film Showings |2015 Film Showings |

2016 FILM SHOWINGS

2016 REDDING SILENT FILM FESTIVAL

Shast County Arts Council
Redding's 11th Annual Silent Film Festival (Dates and Films TBA)
Old City Hall
1313 Market Street
Redding, CA 96001


2015 FILM SHOWINGS

GOLDEN ERA PRODUCTIONS
Movie accompaniment by Dave Moreno

Ironstone Vineyards
1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys,, CA
Reservations only (209) 728-1251 (tickets per show: $22.50)
Organ: 3/15 Morton (originally Alhambra Theatre, Sacramento)
January 17th (Fri) 6:30pm (Dinner Show)
AN EVENING OF COMEDY SHORTS
with Paul Parrott, Our Gang and others
February 13th (Fri) 6:30pm (Dinner Show)
"SPEEDY" (1928) Harold Lloyd
March 13 (Fri) 6:30pm (Dinner Show)
An Evening with Laurel & Hardy
September 18 (Fri) 6:30pm (Dinner Show)
-TBA-
October 30 (Fri) 6:30pm. (Dinner Show)
October 31st, (Sat) 12noon Matinee (Luncheon Show)
"PHANTOM OF THE OPERA" (1925) Lon Chaney
with LINDA SMALL singing the opera!
November 20 (Fri) 6:30pm (Dinner Show)
"NAVIGATOR" (1924) Buster Keaton

HARMONY WYNELANDS
9291 East Harney Lane, Lodi, CA
Reservations only (209) 369-4184 (tickets per show; $12.50)
Movie host; MATIAS BOMBAL
Organ: 3/15 Morton (Castro Theatre, S.F.)
January 23 (Fri) 7:30pm
Comedy Shorts of the 1920's
February 20 (Fri) 7:30pm
"SPEEDY" (1928) Harold Lloyd
March 20 (Fri) 7:30pm
"NAVIGATOR" (1924) Buster Keaton
April 17 (Fri) 7:30pm
An Evening with Laurel & Hardy

FAIR OAKS RECREATION & PARK DISTRICT
Community Clubhouse, 7997 California Ave. Fair Oaks, CA
Tickets: (916) 966-1036, Advanced $5, at door: $8.
Organ: 3/13 Wurlitzer (Sierra Chapter ATOS)
January 30 (Fri) Silent Film Night Doors open 6pm. ShowTime 7pm.
Silent cartoon
"Crazy House" (1924) Our Gang
"Two Wagons Both Covered" (1924) Will Rogers
"Double Whoopee" (1929) Laurel & Hardy
"The Playhouse" (1921) Buster Keaton

LOS ANGELES THEATRE ORGAN SOCIETY
South Pasadena High School,1401 Fremont Av. South Pasadena,CA
Organ: 3/17 Wurlitzer (LATOS Chapter Organ)
February 21 doors open 6pm, ShowTime 7pm.
Admission: members $10.,seniors: $15., general: $20.
Silent cartoon
"Speedy" (1928) Harold Lloyd

BOB HOPE THEATRE
242 East Main Street, Stockton, CA
Friends of the Fox present Classic Movies (tickets per show $8.)
Movie host: MATIAS BOMBAL
Organ: 4/21 Morton (Seattle Fox Music Hall, Seattle)
February 8 (Sun) Doors open@1pm, Organ@1:30pm, Show@2pm
"TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD" (1962)
March 15 (Sun) Doors open@1pm, Organ@1:30pm. Show@2pm
"WIZARD OF OZ" (1939)
April 19 (Fri) Doors open@6pm, Organ@6:30pm, Show@7pm
"CASABLANCA" (1942)
May 15 (Fri) Doors open@6pm, Organ@6:30pm, Show@ 7pm
"THE GREAT ESCAPE" (1963)
June 19 (Fri) Doors open@6pm, Organ@6:30pm. Show@7pm
"Mc LINTOCK" (1963)

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
"Movies at Noon" 1300 N Street, Sacramento, CA
Information (916) 442-8939
Organ: 4/manual Grand Moller
May 27 (Wed) 12noon, FREE, bring your lunch.
2- Silent comedy shorts


2014 FILM SHOWINGS

REDDING ANNUAL SILENT FILM FESTIVAL 2014
Friday and Saturday, October 17 & 18, 2014
Shasta County Arts Council, Redding California

Presented by David Shepard, world renowned film historian and restorer,author and teacher.
All films accompanied with live music by World-class pianist Frederick Hodges.
All shows presented with real film – no video
Dramas: Chaplin in The Vagabond (1916); Marion Davies in The Patsy (1928); Director D.W. Griffith's Intolerance (1916); Renee Adoree in The Spieler (1928); Fritz Lang’s epic thriller Spies (1928); and Charlie Chaplin's The Little Tramp
Comedies:  Keaton in The Play House (1921), Lloyd in Hot Water (1924), and Laurel & Hardy in The Finishing Touch (1028)

For detailed program schedule and film descriptions, click here.


GOLDEN ERA PRODUCTIONS
Silent Film Shows with live accompaniment - 2014
Dave Moreno - Organist

October 17th. 2014  (Friday)
'THE  PHANTOM  OF  THE  OPERA'  original 1925 silent film.
Special guest vocalist: LINDA SMALL who will be singing the opera of "Faust" for Christine Daae & Carlotta
Lon Chaney as Erik, The Phantom; Mary Philbin as Christine Daae (opera singer); Norman Kerry as Raoul (the hero); Arthur Edmund as Carew (the Persian detective); Virginia Pearson as Carlotta (opera singer); Directed by Rupert Julian
Show & Dinner Soiree (sorry, adults only)
FAIR OAKS COMMUNITY CLUBHOUSE
7997 California Ave, Fair Oaks, CA
Doors & Dinner @6:30pm. ShowTime @ 7:30pm; Costumes Encouraged
Tickets; $20 per person / RSVP (916) 966-1036

October 24th, 25th & 26th 2014 (Fir/Sat/Sun)
IRONSTONE VINEYARDS
1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, CA
10/24 Doors & Dinner Buffet @ 6:30pm SOLD OUT
10/25. Doors & Lunch Buffet @ 12noon SOLD OUT
10/26. Doors & Lunch Buffet @ 12noon, ShowTime @ 1pm.
$22.50 (plus tax & gratuity) RSVP (209) 728-1251. (price includes: Buffet, popcorn & show)

October 30th. 2014 (Thursday)
STATE THEATRE
1489 Myers Street, Oroville, CA
Doors open @ 6:30pm. ShowTime @ 7pm.
Tickets $10, students $5. at door. Costumes Encouraged

November 1st. 2014 (Saturday)
WARNORS THEATRE
1400 Fulton Avenue, Fresno, CA
Doors open @ 6pm. ShowTime @ 7pm.
All Tickets: $5 at door, information: (559)264-2848. Costumes Encouraged/ Costume Contest

ORGANIZATIONS

The MONT ALTO MOTION PICTURE ORCHESTRA

The Mont Alto Orchestra is a five piece chamber ensemble that revives the repertoire and scoring techniques of the orchestras in movie theaters during the silent film era. Click here for a schedule of performances.


PEACHERINE RAGTIME SOCIETY ORCHESTRA
Silent Film Shows

Directed by Andrew Greene, the PRSO prides itself in their authentic performances of silent films. Hear and see the films as they were originally presented at their debut! Visit the PRSO web site for information and performance dates.


NILES ESSANAY SILENT FILM MUSEUM
...a resource for all facets of silent film-making, from planning
and production to their presentation...
37417 Niles Boulevard, Fremont, California 94536
Information only: (510) 494-1411 or (510) 796-1940
9 am - 5 pm (Pacific Time Zone) Monday - Saturday
Web Site:  nilesfilmmuseum.org/
Saturday Night Film Schedule:  nilesfilmmuseum.org/movies.htm

GOLDEN ERA PRODUCTIONS
Dave Moreno is an organist, pipe organ restorationist, and silent film accompanist producing silent film shows at a variety of California venues, including Ironstone Vineyards (Murphys, Harmony Wynelands (Lodi), Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks District, Los Angeles Theater Organ Society (So. Pasadena), Bob Hope Theater (Stockton). Contact Dave at davem@lanset.com.

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