APRIL 17 & 18

The Marx Brothers in

ANIMAL CRACKERS

(1930)

    

 

Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed explorer Captain Spaulding (Groucho Marx).

 

Animal Crackers is one of the earliest Marx Brothers films, and it’s clear to see why they were so wildly popular at the time -- they’re hilarious!

 

The film is packed with quotable dialogue, sight gags galore, and a finale that must be seen to be believed.


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

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.



APRIL 24 - 25 - 26

THE DESERT SONG

(1953)   Kathryn Grayson, Gordon MacRae

    

 

After many requests, Old Town Music Hall is proud to present this rarely-seen gem of an operetta. 

 

Filmed in three-strip Technicolor, The Desert Song is filled with wonderful melodies.

 

Gordon MacRae and Kathryn Grayson sing them to perfection in this third film adaption of the Romberg-Harbach-Hammerstein operetta.

 

Pure delight! 


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.



APRIL 26
SUNDAY - 7:30pm

JOIN US FOR ANOTHER
S C I - F I  S U N D A Y !

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

(1953)

    

 

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, the 1950s. 

 

It’s an innovative, intelligent, and evocative film that makes us think twice about alien invaders and their intentions. 


Sunday 7:30PM

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.



MAY 1 & 2

CHARLIE CHAN: CASTLE IN THE DESERT

(1942)   Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan

    

 

One of the best "Chan" movies with Sidney Toler.

 

The ambiance for suspense is nicely set in a castle in the middle of nowhere.

 

And there's always that famous phrase: “One of us is a murderer”.  We just love it when they say that! 

 

This is an enjoyable film with a fine cast, and well worth your time.  Give it a try. 


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

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.



MAY 8 & 9

SHIRLEY TEMPLE in

THE LITTLE PRINCESS

(1938)

    

 

Between the age of 7 and 10, Shirley Temple was the biggest box office star in the world.

 

In The Little Princess, Temple was 11 (though she believed herself to be 10 because her mother shaved a year off her age) and this film was the final success of her childhood career.

 

She was at her singing and dancing best in this splendid Technicolor classic!

 

It is a must-see film for both longtime Shirley fans and newcomers. 


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

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.



MAY 15 - 16 - 17

BING CROSBY, BOB HOPE, DOROTHY LAMOUR

ROAD TO RIO

(1947)

    

 

This is the fifth in a series of seven "Road Pictures" done by Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour.

 

This one is with the Wiere Brothers as non-English speaking street musicians who hook up with the gang.

 

Of all the Road Pictures, this one has perhaps the most entertaining memorable moments, including Bing and the Andrews Sisters, and a genuinely hilarious finale! 


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.



MAY 22 - 23 - 24

• 90th Anniversary Celebration •

CHARLIE CHAPLIN in

THE GOLD RUSH

(1925 - silent)

    

 

One of the best movies ever made.

 

The first half hour itself is worth the price of admission, containing some of the funniest scenes you’ll ever see in a movie. 

 

The bottom line is that The Gold Rush is still funny after ninety years, and that's a feat few comedies in any year can ever accomplish.

 

Chaplin, in his ability to extract maximum humor and poignancy from his material, has no equivalent today. 

 

A true 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.



MAY 29 - 30 - 31

• All Singing - All Dancing - All Animated •

VINTAGE CARTOON FESTIVAL

Musical Cartoons of the 30s and 40s
Hosted by Animation Historian Jerry Beck

    

 

Come join us for a celebration of great music from cartoons of the 1930s & 1940s.

 

Betty Boop, Felix the Cat, Oswald Rabbit, Koko the Clown and all the gang will be here.

 

If you’re a fan of classic animation and music, you don’t want to miss this! 

 

Renowned historian Jerry Beck will introduce each piece with fascinating and fun insights.


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.



JUNE 5 & 6

IT'S A GIFT

(1934)  W. C. FIELDS

    

 

One of cinema's greatest comedians in one of cinema's funniest films. 

 

It’s a Gift is often cited as W. C. Fields’ best comedy. It is a nonstop funfest.

 

The film was recently listed by the American Film Institute in the top 100 funniest films ever made.

 

It’s a Gift will surely remain a genuine masterwork of cinema and of W. C. Fields in particular. 


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

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.




JUNE 13 & 14

•  C O N C E R T •

40th ANNUAL RAGTIME FESTIVAL

Please see our CONCERTS page for details about this program.

 
 

 

 

 



JUNE 19 - 20 - 21

JUDY GARLAND, GENE KELLY

FOR ME AND MY GAL

(1942) Directed by Busby Berkeley

    

 

For Me and My Gal is a movie about a song and dance team in the "good ol’ days of Vaudeville".

 

Gene Kelly’s smashing screen debut alone makes this film a must see. 

 

But then there’s the chemistry he has with 20-year-old Judy Garland -- truly exceptional. 

 

This may be Garland’s most endearing role -- beautiful, sweet and vivacious. 


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.



JUNE 26 - 27 - 28

LAUREL & HARDY FESTIVAL

A Collection of Sound and Silent Short Comedies

    

 

An Old Town Music Hall tradition:  non-stop laughter with a collection of silent and sound short films by these two comic geniuses. 

 

Always a blast! 

 

And of course, all of the silent shorts are accompanied live on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ.


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.




JULY 3 - 4 - 5

Theater Closed all Weekend

 

 
 

 

 

 



JULY 10 & 11

SALOME

(1923 - silent)

    

  

An unconventional film version of Oscar Wilde's 1892 retelling of the Bible story of Salome, who danced before Herod to win the death of John the Baptist. 

 

Salome is often considered one of the first “art films” in U.S. cinema, with highly stylized costumes, exaggerated acting (even for 1923), and minimal sets. 

 

In 1923, it was a disaster at the box office, but the film is a must-see for anyone interested in silent film, dance, costuming, or art nouveau. 

 

The film will be accompanied live on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ.


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

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.



JULY 17 & 18

ALL STAR COMEDY FESTIVAL

A Selection of Sound and Silent Comedies

    

Our All Star Comedy Festival is always a good time, featuring a variety of hilarious performers in a quirky collection of silent and sound short comedies from Hollywood’s GoldenAge. 

 

It’s the perfect show to bring first-time visitors to Old Town Music Hall. 

 

Hear the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ, join in the audience sing-along, and laugh as loud as you can!


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

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.



JULY 24 - 25 - 26

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

(1939)

    

 

 

Charles Laughton's performance here is one of the most astonishing ever put on film.

 

This version of author Victor Hugo’s classic novel remains as fresh, as emotionally resonant and as powerfully artistic as the day it was made. 

 

It’s essential viewing for those who love the art of cinema or those who just love a great story.


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.



JULY 31 and AUGUST 1

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

(1916 - silent)

• Live Accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ •

    

 

 

This silent version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea combines plot elements of Jules Verne's original story, then adds a subplot involving the origin of Captain Nemo. 

 

On top of its impressive set design, it was the first major film that used underwater photography.

 

It’s a wonderful, landmark achievement in filmmaking.


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

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.



AUGUST 7 - 8

DEANNA DURBIN in

FIRST LOVE

(1939)

    

 

 

A maturing Deanna Durbin and a strikingly handsome young Robert Stack are enjoyable romantic leads in this Cinderella tale that features the miraculous voice of Durbin.

 

The film is also a bit of a screwball comedy, while still allowing Durbin's character to break into a few operatic arias. 

 

A highly enjoyable film from start to finish.


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

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.