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Grand Theater’s 2014 Silent Film Series continues with ‘Faust’

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East Greenville – The Grand Theater’s Silent Film series continues Sunday, October 19  at 3 p.m. with Faust. In this 1926 F.W. Murnau-directed version, the devil wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man’s soul using the temptations of the demon, Mephisto.

Amplifying the drama of this screen classic is live musical accompaniment by world-renowned organist, John V. Baratta. Mr. Baratta will play from his own musical score on the Grand Theater’s newly expanded historic 1923 Marr & Colton 3/13 theater organ.

Grand Theater president and general manager, Ed Buchinski, introduces "Metropolis,"  the first film in the 2014 Silent Film Series.  Submitted photo

Grand Theater president and general manager, Ed Buchinski, introduces “Metropolis,” the first film in the 2014 Silent Film Series. Submitted photo

“This is such a rare and amazing experience, to watch a film that was probably shown here back in 1926 and to have the extra layer of suspense provided by the theater organ. If you love film, if you love music, you should check this out,” said Ed Buchinski, president and general manager of the Grand Theater.

The Grand’s 2014 Silent Film Series began with a September 28th showing of Fritz Lang’s 1927 dystopian masterpiece, Metropolis  and concludes on Sunday, November 23 with 1923’sSafety Last! featuring the pioneer of physical comedy, Harold Lloyd. There’s a special treat in store for the Safety Last! screening, as Mr. Baratta will be joined by The Grand Theater’s own Carl Black for a piano and organ duet. Showtime for each silent film is 3pm.

Tickets are $10 per show and are on sale now at the Grand Theater box office at 252 Main Street, East Greenville, PA or by mail with payment and self-addressed, stamped envelope sent to: Grand Theater, PO Box 244, East Greenville, PA 18041. No credit cards accepted.

The Grand Theater has long been a favorite for families and film fans in the Upper Perkiomen Valley of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Recently named “Best Indie Theater” in PHL17’s 2014 Philly Hot List Awards the Grand is also on the agenda when the American Theater Organ Society comes to Philadelphia for its 2015 convention.

For more information about the Grand Theater 2014 Silent Film Series or current attractions, call 215-679-4300 or visit www.TheGrandTheater.org.

 

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