Watch Silent Films from the 1920s this Summer at the Chautauqua Auditorium
This summer, between now and August 17, you can watch films from the 1920s at Boulder’s Chautauqua Auditorium.
Each Wednesday (with the exception of the final screening) between now and August 17, the Chautauqua Auditorium will be giving movie fans the chance to see where the cinema and celebrity status started: the 1920s. Considered to be the “Golden Age of Cinema,” movie goers will enjoy being reacquainted with Hollywood’s classic actors and films.
For only $12, you’ll have the opportunity to journey back to the 1920s and experience the era of silent films. Like when the films were first shown to audiences back then, the films will be accompanied by a live soundtrack provided by pianist Hank Troy and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
Check out the full schedule below!
Harold Lloyd Comedy Night
Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 p.m. | Purchase Tickets
Enjoy two of Harold Lloyd’s short comedies, “Grandma’s Boy” and “A Sailor-Made Man,” in a double-feature! Harold Lloyd was a genius when it came to comedy, and he was one of the most influential filmmakers of early cinema.
“Grandma’s Boy” (1922) focuses on a young man who lives with his grandmother, all while trying to pursue a relationship with the girl of his dreams.
“A Sailor-Made Man” (1921) is about a wealthy young playboy who becomes smitten with a prudent young woman. In order to prove his worth to her father, he joins the Navy and quickly learns that it isn’t as easy as he previously thought.
The Scarlet Letter
Wednesday, July 26, 7:30 p.m. | Purchase Tickets
Based on the 1850 novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, “The Scarlet Letter” (1926) centers around a young seamstress who enters into a relationship with a married man and becomes pregnant with his child, unbeknownst to the town. She is then forced to don the scarlet letter A for adultery until she reveals the father.
Wednesday, August 2, 7:30 p.m. | Purchase Tickets
A tailor’s assistant who falls hard for an actress who is in a relationship with another man, who she then breaks up with so she can marry the tailor. However, he quickly learns of his bride-to-be’s true intentions.
Wednesday, August 9, 7:30 p.m. | Purchase Tickets
“Sherlock Holmes” centers around the famed detective as he works to solve the case of a young woman who is held against her will by swindlers in order to discover the location of letters that could lead to scandal for the Royal Family.
Thursday, August 17, 7:30 p.m. | Purchase Tickets
In order to impress a pretty classmate, a book-smart and fairly nonathletic student tries to win her affection by trying his hand at every sport imaginable.
Which classic film will you be attending the screening of at the Chautauqua Auditorium? Which one is your favorite? Are there other “Golden Age” films not included that you enjoy? Let us know in the comments below.
Photos courtesy of IMDB (Featured image a still from College).