$10 Silent Film Night – Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton Comedy Showcase!

The Butcher’s Boy-

Fatty, a butcher boy in a country store, is in love with Almondine (Alice Lake), the daughter of the store’s general managerMr. Grouch. Fatty’s attempts to get close to her are sidetracked when the store’s clerk Alum (Al St. John), a rival for Alice’s affections, starts a fight with the rotund butcher. Their confrontation in the store soon involves a customer (Buster Keaton) as well as Grouch. The resulting mayhem includes small bags of flour being hurled and “exploding”, pies being tossed, and brooms being wildly swung amid the thick clouds of flour lingering in the air.

The Rough House-
Mr Rough (Arbuckle) falls asleep while smoking and wakes up to find his bed on fire. He calmly walks out of his bedroom, through the dining room, and into the kitchen. He gets a single cup of water, returns to the bedroom, and throws it on the fire. He repeats this several times; meanwhile, he drinks some of the water, flirts with the maid in the kitchen, and stops to eat an apple in the dining room. Mrs Rough and her mother discover the fire and insist on more effective methods, so Rough obtains a garden hose from a gardener (Keaton). After initially squirting everything but the fire, Rough finally succeeds in putting it out.
Good Night, Nurse!-

Roscoe’s wife wants him committed to the No Hope Sanitarium for a cure from drinking. He is greeted by blood spattered, cleaver-wielding Buster and a barely clad female patient. He eats a thermometer and must be rushed into surgery.

Live accompaniment provided by Chicagoland’s premiere organist, Jay Warren, on Arcada’s historic 1926 pipe organ!


Jul 09 2019


07:30 PM



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Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

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