$10 Silent Film Comedy Night – Spring Fever (1927)

Impoverished shipping clerk Jack Kelly (William Haines) is a natural golfer. Jack’s boss (George Fawcett) invites him to his country club so he can teach Jack how to play golf. Jack’s skills on the course attract a bevy of onlookers, including the beautiful heiress Allie Monte (Joan Crawford). Jack tells her he’s a millionaire, and they begin a romance and get married. But, when she finds out he’s poor, she leaves him. Jack’s only chance to win her back is a golf tournament.

Live accompaniment provided by Chicagoland’s premiere organist Jay Warren!

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10 Silent Film Comedy Night – It

When stock girl Maggie Johnson (Mary Pickford) falls for coworker Joe Grant (Charles Rogers) at the Merrill department store, she doesn’t know he’s the son of the owner. Joe wants to prove that he has what it takes to honestly work his way up. In the process, he falls for Maggie, too. After his real identity is revealed, Maggie also learns that he’s engaged to a debutante (Avonne Taylor). Maggie flees from their budding relationship, and Joe becomes determined to win her back.

Live accompaniment provided by Chicagoland’s premiere organist Jay Warren!

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$10 Silent Film Comedy Night – The Show Off (1926)

In this silent feature, Aubrey (Ford Sterling) is a born braggart, forever boasting of fortunes he doesn’t have. Everyone can see right through him — everyone except the mooning girl next door, Amy (Lois Wilson). The two marry, but Aubrey struggles to pay the bills, so he leans on her family. Her brother, the struggling inventor Joe (Gregory Kelly), is Aubrey’s opposite: gifted and humble. When the family bankrolls Joe’s latest invention, Aubrey intervenes. Will he save the day, or ruin it?

Live accompaniment provided by Chicagoland’s premiere organist Jay Warren!

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$10 Silent Film DOUBLE FEATURE Night – Saturday Afternoon AND Soldier Man

Saturday Afternoon – Henpecked husband Harry is coerced by a good time pal to go on a clandestine double date. Of course, no good will come of this, as they encounter streetwalkers, bumpy roads, and a couple of toughs previously jilted by their dates.

Soldier Man – After the armistice, one U.S. soldier remains unaccounted for: he’s wandering the fields of Bomania, hungry, thinking the war is still on. (He was in a German prison camp, escaping while his captors celebrated the Great War’s end.) Turns out, he’s the spitting image of Bomania’s King Strudel. The prime minister wants Strudel to sign a peace treaty ending civil war with a cousin. Bomania’s General Von Snootzer wants the war to continue, so he contrives to derail the treaty. Strudel is a drunk, his queen hates him. Into the mix stumbles our dough boy. If he can pass for the king, maybe the treaty can continue

Live accompaniment provided by Chicagoland’s premiere organist Jay Warren!

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