APRIL 18 - 19 - 20

CLOSED FOR EASTER WEEKEND

HAPPY EASTER!

(Scroll down below for upcoming films...)

   

 

 

 

Reserved seating is for concerts only.
All programs are subject to change without notice.



APRIL 25 - 26 - 27

MA & PA KETTLE ON VACATION (1953)

Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride

   

 

 

This was the sixth of eight films in which Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride portrayed Ma and Pa Kettle.

 

The films were produced by Universal Studios and showed the antics of a hillbilly couple who won a modern home in a contest. 

 

In this film, Ma and Pa Kettle are invited to Paris by their in laws. Once they arrive in France, a famous gang wants an envelope that Pa has in his possession and the antics begin. 

 

Still loads of fun today, with never a dull moment! 


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 2 - 3 - 4

Eddie Cantor in

STRIKE ME PINK

(1936)

   

 

Eddie Cantor and Ethel Merman star in this film about an amusement park employee who is forced to defend himself against a gang of hoodlums.

 

The climax scene includes a chase over a roller coaster and in a hot-air balloon filmed at The Pike in Long Beach, California.

 

William Frawley beloved “Mr. Mertz” of I Love Lucy fame has a character role in the film.

 

The film grossed $1.7 million a staggering amount for a 1936 film.  

 

Lot's of good laughs, and fun musical numbers.  


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 9 - 10 - 11

•  HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!  •

DORIS DAY in

ON MOONLIGHT BAY

(1951)

   

 

Come celebrate Mothers Day weekend with a fun, light-hearted Doris Day flick. 

 

Based on the stories of Booth Tarkington, this musical depicts the 1910s in a nostalgic way.  It’s a kindler, gentler America. 

 

Doris Day is a national treasure, and On Moonlight Bay is a wonderful family film, a comforting Hollywood musical filmed in glorious Technicolor. 


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 16 - 17 - 18

AL JOLSON in

THE JAZZ SINGER

(1927)

   

This is the first commercially released film with sync sound dialogue - ever! 

 

The Jazz Singer stars Al Jolson, megastar of the 1920s and beyond.  The film changed the movie biz forever, prompting the decline of the silent film era and the emergence of the “talkies.”

 

This musical is not simply an historic milestone.  It also has a powerful story with engaging characters and songs.  It’s the source of the now-iconic images of Jolson in blackface singing “Mammy” and “Toot Toot Tootsie,” which, in proper historical context provides a fascinating look at our entertainment of the past. 

 

The Jazz Singer is mandatory viewing for all film buffs.  See it with us on the big screen, and travel back in time to experience history in the making. 


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 23 - 24 - 25

BUSTER KEATON in

STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.

(1928 - silent)

With LIVE accompaniment by Bill Field on the
Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ

   

Steamboat Bill, Jr. is regarded as a masterpiece of its time.  

 

Modern audiences may be familiar with the film for its inspiring the title of Walt Disney’s Steamboat Willie which was the debut of Mickey Mouse.  

 

Keaton was known for his dangerous stunts.  Perhaps the most memorable scene in the film is the final hurricane scene with its iconic film moment depicting an entire building collapsing on Keaton… but he’s left standing safely in an open door that falls perfectly around Keaton’s body.  

 

Buster Keaton’s work is true genius; a man far ahead of his time.  This film is on every film-lovers list as a must see!


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 30 - 31, and JUNE 1

• Special Presentation •

VINTAGE CARTOON FESTIVAL

A CELEBRATION OF MAX FLEISHER CARTOONS!
Hosted by Animation Historian Jerry Beck

Koko the Clown, Betty Boop, Popeye, Superman

   

Come join us for a celebration of Max Fleisher Cartoons from the 1920s-1940s, presented at Old Town Music Hall in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

 

If you’re a fan of classic animation, this is an event you won't want to miss.

 

Jerry Beck will introduce each piece and offer insightful perspective. 

 

Highlights will include several films for which Max Fleisher was nominated for Academy Awards:  Popeye Meets Sinbad, Superman, Hunky & Spunky, and Educated Fish

 

Silent cartoons will be accompanied live on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ.  Bring the kids!


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 6 - 7 - 8

The Marx Brothers in

DUCK SOUP

(1933)

   

In the 1930s, the term "Duck soup" was American slang which meant 'something easy to do'.  

 

Director Leo McCarey came up with the title, continuing the "animal" titles of the Marx Brothers' previous three films, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business and Horse Feathers.

 

The United States Library of Congress declared Duck Soup "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.   Later it was included in the American Film Institute's 100 Years... 100 Movies, ranked at number 60. 

 

But putting aside all the praise for just a moment, what's even more noteworthy about this film is this:  IT'S THE MARX BROTHERS!!  

 

All the praise in the world simply pales in comparison to fact that Duck Soup happens to be a very funny movie! 

 

If you've never seen the Marx Brothers, now is the time and place to see these iconic comedic performers on the big screen!


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.




• One Night Only •


SUNDAY JUNE 8th

Our SCI-FI SUNDAY Series Continues With...

THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD

(1951)

  

 

Also known as simply The Thing this is one of the best science fiction films ever made. 

 

People often credit this 1951 sci-fi classic as the inspiration for the 1979 Ridley Scott film Alien.  The production cost was $40,000 and when Howard Hawks tried to get insurance for the creature, five insurance companies turned him down because it was to be frozen in a block of ice, hacked by axes, attacked by dogs, lit on fire, and electrocuted. 

 

When filming, Howard Hawks asked the US Air Force for assistance in making the film. He was refused because it was felt that such cooperation would compromise the U.S. government's official stance that UFOs don't exist.

 

ALSO TONIGHT Before The Feature:  FLASH GORDON, Episode 1 The Planet of Peril  (1936)


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 20 - 21 - 22

LAUREL & HARDY FESTIVAL

• A Collections of Hilarious Shorts from The Most Prolific Comic Film Duo •

Some Film Shorts are SIlent and will be Accompanied LIve on the
MIGHTY WURLITZER THEATER PIPE ORGAN

   

Please join us for 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!

 

 This is an idea show to bring a first-timer to Old Town Music Hall, or someone visiting from out of  town who wants to see what unique cultural experiences Los Angeles has to offer!  

 

Kids absolutely LOVE the comedy festivals.  Great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday matinee -- or grab dinner first and then join us for our 8:15 show on Friday or Saturday.  We can assure you... you'll have a great time!


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 27 - 18 - 29

Charlie Chaplin in

CITY LIGHTS

(1931)

Classic cinema that features Charlie Chaplin's beloved "TRAMP " Character.


   

City Lights is Chaplin’s most critically acclaimed and financially successful film. 

 

City Lights is only 81 minutes long, and they are 81 best minutes you could ever hope to spend at the movies.  

 

Beneath all the comedy is one of cinema’s most profoundly moving romantic stories.  The final five minutes are so emotionally pofound, you'll want to be sure to have some Kleenex handy.  All kidding aside, it's possible one of the most honest, authentic, and beautifully heartbreaking scenes captured on film.

 

To this day, City Lights is rightly considered one of the greatest films of all time.  

 

                        We’re thrilled to be sharing this classic with you on the big screen.


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 11 - 12 - 13

Dick Powell in

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

(1940)

   

Christmas in July is a comedy written and directed by the renowned Preston Sturges about a man (Dick Powell), a working-class guy who's under the impression he's won $25,000 in a coffee-slogan contest.

 

Sturges had a knack for creating unique characters and throwing them into even more unique situations.  William Demerest is GREAT in this film, and the entire cast shines.   Dick Powell is terrific and Ellen Drew is equally good as his sweetheart.  Sturges also makes a cameo appearance as a man at a shoeshine stand.  

 

Overall, Christmas in July is a joyous dose of whimsy.  

 

The film is a bit short at only 70 minutes, but it's sharp as a tack -- a wonderful stroll through Hollywood's Golden Era.  

 

Sturges's directorial effort is astonishingly funny. He creates such winning characters, and then does such terrible things to them! It's amazing how he is able to walk a tightrope between satire and sentimentality.  You will laugh, and you will be immersed into Jimmy's (Dick Powell's) plight!  

 

Modern comedies could learn a lot from Sturges!   Watch it and enjoy!

 


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.