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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.



AUGUST  14 - 15 - 16

MARILYN MONROE and JANE RUSSELL

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES

(1953)

    

 

 

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell are terrific in their musical comedy roles as "two little girls from Little Rock". 

 

The film is filled with comic gags and the musical numbers are terrific -- especially the classic “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”.  

 

Directed by the one and only Howard Hawks, this classic is one glitzy, glamorous Hollywood spectacle. 


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.



AUGUST  21 - 22 - 23

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers

SWING TIME

(1936)

    

 

 

If you only watch one Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers musical, this should be the one.

 

In addition to the spectacular dancing of Astaire and Rogers together, the brilliance of Jerome Kern's music truly stands out. 

 

The songs include:  "Pick Yourself Up", "A Fine Romance", and "The Way You Look Tonight".

 

Directed by George Stevens, when it comes to iconic Hollywood musicals, it doesn’t get much better than this! 


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.


S  P  E  C  I  A  L    E  V  E  N  T

AUGUST  23rd  •  7:30pm

The Academy of Motion PIcture
Arts & Sciences presents

HOLLYWOOD HOME MOVIES
Treasures from the Academy Film Archive

Hosted by Randy Haberkamp

    

Join us for a special presentation featuring rare home movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

 

We'll have a front row seat to William Randolph Heart’s 74th circus-themed birthday party thrown by Marion Davies, behind-the-scenes color footage of Gone with the Wind, a day at Del Mar racetrack, a day at Muscle Beach, and a visit to San Francisco – all with lots of cameo appearances by Hollywood stars, directors and their friends!

 

The evening will be hosted by Randy Haberkamp (managing director of programming for education and preservation, AMPAS).  All the silent home movies will be accompanied live on our 1925 Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ. 


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.



AUGUST  28 - 29 - 30

Charlie Chaplin in

THE KID

(1921 - silent)

    

 

 

 

It is hard to find such delightful and adorable movies these days.

 

The Kid is a silent movie so rich and beautiful you don't need words; it is a wonderful blend of humor and drama.

 

While perhaps not as celebrated as some of Chaplin's later features, The Kid is an incredible achievement, masterful in its humor, joy, and emotion.

 

Chaplin and young Jackie Coogan make an entertaining and unforgettable pair.  

 

Another Chaplin 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.



SEPTEMBER 4th and 5th

Rudolph Valentino in

THE SHEIK

(1921 - silent)

The Sheik will be accompanied LIVE by Bill Field on
the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ

    

 

 

Come see the legendary Rudolph Valentino in the film that propelled him into superstardom and defined his career. 

 

The Sheik is engrained in film history, and is essential viewing for anyone who loves movies. 

 

Tame by today’s standards, the film was a racy phenomenon in its day, especially with women. 

 

Old Town Music Hall is proud to present The Sheik with live musical organ accompaniment.


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.



SEPTEMBER 11 - 12 - 13

• 70th Anniversary Celebration of •

ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S

SPELLBOUND

(1945)  Gregory Peck, Ingrid Bergman

    

 

 

Gregory Peck stars as an amnesia case, and Ingrid Bergman as a psychoanalyst trying to unravel his mysterious - and possibly murderous - past. 

 

Alfred Hitchcock weaves his spellbinding magic into this Francis Beeding novel. S

Many say this is Hitchcock's best film of the 1940s!

 

Powerful stars and a great story (and of course expert diretion) keep us riveted until the final shot. 


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.



SEPTEMBER 18th and 19th

• 90th Anniversary Celebration •

BUSTER KEATON in

SEVEN CHANCES

(1925 - silent)

Seven Chances will be accompanied LIVE by Bill Field on
the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ

    

 

 

Come see one of the great silent comedies accompanied live on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ.

 

Buster Keaton plays a businessman who is about to lose all his money and then finds out his fortunes might change rapidly when a relative dies and leaves him millions.

 

But there’s a catch: he has to be married by his 27th birthday to qualify for the cash and - surprise - today is his 27th birthday! 


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.



SEPTEMBER 25 - 26 - 27

ALL STAR COMEDY FESTIVAL

• A Collection of Sound & SIlent Short Comedies •

    

 A long-time favorite, our All Star Comedy Festival is always a blast. 

 

It’s an ideal show to bring first-time visitors to Old Town Music Hall. 

 

Come hear the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ, join in the audience sing-along, and laugh as loud as you can to the classic black & white comedic geniuses of Hollywood’s early golden age. 


NOTE:  There will be no matinee on Saturday this weekend.

SHOWTIMES:
Friday 8:15PM
Saturday 8:15PM only ( there is no 2:30 matinee today)
Sunday 2:30PM

This show begins with music played on the pipe organ and an audience sing along.


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.



OCTOBER 2nd & 3rd

• OLD TOWN MUSIC "HAUNT" BEGINS  •

THE FLYING SERPENT

(1946)

    

 

 

Of all the horror films cranked out by the poverty row studios in the 1940s, those made by PRC (Producers Releasing Corporation) were the most outrageous.

 

The Flying Serpent is a case in point.

 

Actor George Zucco, who was always entertaining as the villain in these films, plays a mad archaeologist who discovers a hidden Aztec treasure and living archaeopteryx. 

 


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.



OCTOBER 9 - 10 - 11

THE CAT AND THE CANARY

(1927 - silent)  
With Live Accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ

    

 

 

Getting in the mood for Halloween?  How’s this sound: Relatives of an eccentric millionaire gather in his spooky mansion on the 20th anniversary of his death for the reading of his will. 

 

The Cat and the Canary is a creepy mystery and horror silent film by German Expressionist director Paul Leni. 

 

And what better way to see this film than accompanied live on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ! 


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.



OCTOBER 16 - 17 - 18

• 80th Anniversay Celebration •

THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

(1935) 

    

 

 

Perhaps the greatest example of a sequel surpassing its original, this follow-up to 1931’s Frankenstein is sheer brilliance.

 

It features some of the most memorable scenes in cinema history, notably the monster's encounter with a lonely hermit and the introduction of 'The Bride'.

 

The Bride of Frankenstein is regarded as the high point of the Universal Studios horror films and stands as a testament to the genius of director James Whale. 


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.



OCTOBER 18th - 7:30pm

•  TIME FOR ANOTHER SCI-FI SUNDAY!  •

THE FLY (1958)

Also:  Another thrilling episode of Flash Gordon (1936).

    

 

 

OLD TOWN MUSIC HAUNT continues....

 

It's been said again and again that this is one great horror film.

 

But it is more than that.  It’s ”The Fly!” -- perhaps the greatest! 

 

You must see this film to truly experience the early days of horror, when classics like this would exhibit a freshness and a palpable terror that remakes cannot capture. 

 

View at your own risk! 


ONE SHOW ONLY - Sunday 7:30PM

NOTE: This show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and an episode of the Flash Gordon serial from 1936.


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.



OCTOBER 23 - 24 - 25

Bela Lugosi as

DRACULA

(1931) 

    

 

 

Bela Lugosi’s extraordinary performance made Dracula the most terrifying monster in movie history. 

 

When first released, the film was known to make patrons faint in the theaters and have nightmares for years. 

 

If you love scary movies, Dracula is either at the top of your list, or it will be after you see it this weekend at Old Town Music Haunt


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.



OCTOBER 30 - 31

90th Anniversary Celebration of

PHANTOM OF THE  OPERA

(1925 - silent) 
• Accompanied Live on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ •

    

 

 

Old Town Music Haunt continues with the original 1925 silent version of The Phantom of the Opera.  

 

Lon Chaney embodies the title character, a badly disfigured man in the catacombs of the Paris Opera House. 

 

Spooky, dramatic, stressful and memorable, this is a silent classic that will pull you in and never let go.  And of course, 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.



NOVEMBER 6 - 7 - 8

Gene Tierney • Rex Harrison • George Sanders

THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR

(1947) 

    

 

This rarely seen film is one of the most haunting and cinematic romances ever filmed - ghost and all.

 

Gene Tierney is perfect in her role as Lucy, a young widow. This is a very special movie one doesn't easily forget, and so well done - including a remarkable score by the venerable Bernard Herrmann.

 

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is pure artistry on film. 


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.



NOVEMBER 13 - 14

Clark Gable • Jeanette MacDonald • Spencer Tracy

SAN FRANCISCO

(1936) 

    

 

Alongside Gone With the Wind, MGM's San Francisco is the finest romantic drama to emerge from Hollywood in the 1930s.

 

It has everything going for it: a magnificent story and script, a superb star in Clark Gable, the superb voice of Jeanette MacDonald, and an earthquake sequence that you’ll never forget. 


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.



NOVEMBER 20 - 21 - 22

80th Anniversary Celebration of

W. C. Fields in
THE MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE

(1935) 

    

 

A rarely seen comedy gem!

 

W. C. Fields portrays a hen-pecked milquetoast who keeps a cork in his water bottle and is able to be nicer to his wife because he is slightly hammered during her nagging fests.

 

But the ending is a happy one with certain signs of romantic progress.

 

Like most W. C. Fields comedies, this film is consistently hilarious.


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.



NOVEMBER 27 - 28 - 29

An Old Town Music Hall Favorite!

LAUREL & HARDY FESTIVAL

Featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ

    

 

A favorite at Old Town Music Hall, this popular comedy duo headlines another hilarious program of silent & sound shorts. 

 

If you’ve never been to one of our Laurel & Hardy Festivals, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s non-stop laughs. 

 

Bring the kids for a show they’ll never forget.  Warning: they’ll want to come back for the next one.


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.



DECEMBER 4th & 5th

BING CROSBY in

GOING MY WAY

(1944) 

    

 

This Academy Award® Best Picture winner of 1944 is one of the all-time great movies.

 

Director Leo McCarey taps into one of the basic tenets of human nature: the fact that even the most selfless individual has needs that often go unrecognized.

 

As Father O'Malley, Bing Crosby gives one of his best performances, earning him an Academy Award® for Best Actor. 


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.



DECEMBER 11 - 12 - 13

Laurel & Hardy at Christmas!

BABES IN TOYLAND

(1934 - aka: March of the Wooden Soldiers)

    

 

 

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are endearing in this musical fairy tale based on Victor Herbert's 1903 operetta. 

 

They portray two workers in a toy factory who need to help their landlady - the old lady who lives in a shoe. 

 

It’s great family fare.  This is one holiday masterpiece you can bring the kids to and it’s likely to become as much of a holiday tradition for you as it is for us! 


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.



DECEMBER 18 - 19 -20

A Holiday Tradition!

CHRISTMAS AT OLD TOWN MUSIC HALL

A Selection of Christmas Comedies -- and SCROOGE (1922)

                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come join us for a festive Christmas show and celebration. 

 

Sit back and enjoy the Mighty Wurlitzer, watch classic comedy shorts, and sing your favorite Christmas carols. 

 

Then enjoy Scrooge, a rarely seen 1922 silent version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. 

 

Our Christmas program is always a beautiful and memorable show for the whole family.


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.



DECEMBER 25 - 26 - 27

 

We'll be closed for the holidays until our
New Year's Eve show on the 31st.

                  

 

 

Scroll down for information about our New Year's Eve show...!

 



THURSDAY DECEMBER 31st

NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION!

 

    

 

An Old Town Music Hall tradition. 

 

Ring in 2016 with the Mighty Wurlitzer and join us in welcoming our 48th year! 

 

Lots of music, great performers, a grab bag of classic shorts and a surprise feature film.  We’ll have complimentary light refreshments and sparkling apple cider. 

 

This is one of our most popular events of the year.  Reservations are required by calling the theater at 310-322-2592


Thursday December 31st - 8:30PM to Midnight


Admission: $20.00

Reserve your seats by phone: 310-322-2592

Doors open 30 minutes before show time.

All programs are subject to change without notice.