Classic Silent Film this Sunday

Among our community events we offer vintage silent films accompanied live by our 1927 Wurlitzer Theatre Organ! Sunday, August 4th at 3:00 pm, enjoy the 1921 silent classic "The Mollycoddle".


Live organ score by Jay Warren at the historic 1927 Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ!


Tickets

$10 (General Admission)
$5 (Kids 12 and under)
$30 (Family Ticket for Mom, Dad & the Kids)

Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Air conditioning and refreshments!


The console of the 1927 Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ at St. John Cantius in Chicago. It's an all-original non-hot-rodded instrument that fills the bill of a "unit orchestra" built expressly for the accompaniment of silent films.


About the Film

The Mollycoddle is a 1920 American film starring Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery, and directed by Victor Fleming.Beery plays an ice-cold villain brawling with Fairbanks' character all the way down the side of a steep mountain in one sequence.

Richard Marshall (Fairbanks), nicknamed The Mollycoddle by his friends, is the descendant of hard-hitting, fearless western stock, and although born in Arizona he has been raised since a child in England and acquired English ways. Upon meeting some Americans who are about to go home in a private yacht, he joins them. Fearing that Richard is a secret service operative, the owner of the yacht, who is smuggling diamonds into the United States, withdraws the invitation. Friends, however, smuggle him aboard and, when the owner discovers him, he is put to work shoveling coal in the boiler room. Off the coast of Texas he jumps ship and swims ashore, is picked up by a fishing net and eventually makes his way to Arizona, where the party is exploring the diamond mines. Richard discovers the plot to blow up a mountain and hem the party in a little valley. The scheme nearly succeeds, but Richard captures the smuggler in a tall tree, rolls with him down a steep embankment, and drags a half-drowned man to shore. In addition, he of course win the girl, who turns out to be a detective in service to Uncle Sam.