Enjoy some of cinema’s greatest treasures with live musical accompaniment.
With the 84th Academy Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 26, Seattle Theatre Group and Trader Joe’s invite you to relive the glory and glamour of old Hollywood. Presented at The Paramount Theatre, the 10th Annual Silent Movie Mondays series will focus on films that received awards at the inaugural Oscar ceremony in 1929.
Every Monday through Feb. 13, a different silent classic will be screened at the theatre. The four-film series will include:
“Tempest (1928)” | Jan. 23 | A lavish romantic drama about a peasant officer who falls in love with a princess, starring John Barrymore and Camilla Horn. This film won the Oscar for Best Art Direction.
“Street Angel (1928)“ | Jan. 30 | Janet Gaynor earned her Best Actress Oscar for three films in 1929, including this one about a woman who attempts to run away from her troubled past and find true happiness. The film also starred Charles Farell and Natalie Kingston.
“The Last Command (1928)“ | Feb. 6 | Swiss-born Emil Jannings won the first Best Actor Oscar for two films. One of them was this farcical war drama, in which he portrayed a czarist general who loses his fortune and moves to Hollywood after the collapse of imperial Russia. Upon his relocation, he is cast as an extra in a film directed by his old adversary, and ironically acts out the revolution that defeated him.
“Wings (1927)“ | Feb. 13 | Known to movie buffs as the first Best Picture Oscar winner, this WWI-era romantic drama follows two fighter pilots whose friendship is threatened when they fall for the same woman. Directed by William Wellman, the film starred Clara Bow, Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers and Richard Arlen.
All films are accompanied by live music from critically acclaimed organist Jim Riggs, who will perform on an authentic Mighty Wurlitzer organ — one of three remaining models still used in a movie house. Tickets ($10 per show) can be purchased online; each screening begins at 7 p.m.
Paramount Theater | 911 Pine St., Capitol Hill | (206) 467-5510