Thursday, August 29, 2013

Where I like to watch movies, the Hollywood Theatre


I ride the bus to and from my neighborhood movie house. Recently I've seen seven interesting and well-done music documentaries.

Here's the e-mail I got today: Free Member Tickets to the Sept 5th event celebrating our new marquee!

To celebrate the installation of our new marquee, the Hollywood Theatre is presenting a 35mm screening of Buster Keaton's THE GENERAL with live organ accompaniment by Dean Lemire! (Thanks to the Columbia River Theater Organ Society.)

Johnnie (Buster Keaton) loves his train ("The General") and Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War begins he is turned down for service because he's more valuable as an engineer. Annabelle thinks it's because he's a coward. Union spies capture The General with Annabelle on board. Johnnie must rescue both his loves.

This evening will give you a chance to come out and marvel at the new marquee as well as experience an amazing film that was shot in Oregon and made the same year as the theatre was built, 1926! THE GENERAL is considered by critics to be one of the greatest films ever made - and a live organ soundtrack will make it a cinematic experience not to be missed!

I ordered my ticket and one to the 2 p.m. matinee of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" on September 7. Can't wait!

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