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The Crystal Theatre - "Silent Movie" with Live Pipe Organ Score


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Crystal Falls, MI – The Might Moeller Theatre Pipe organ comes to life on Sunday June 10 at 2:00 pm CST with Andrew Rogers at the council performing an original score Mel Brook’s Silent Movie.  This contemporary dialogue free slapstick comedy was nominated for five Golden Globe awards.  Rogers, a Detroit native, is an organist at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor. He scores and performs silent films throughout the U.S. and internationally. Rogers will perform an original score created for theatre organs to accompany this movie.

Silent Movie was originally released in 1976. In this dialogue-free slapstick comedy, film director Mel Funn (Mel Brooks) travels to the ailing Big Picture Studios to pitch his comeback film: the first feature-length silent movie in many years. Desperate for a hit, the studio chief (Sid Caesar) gives Funn and his cronies, Eggs (Marty Feldman) and Bell (Dom DeLuise), the go-ahead -- but only if they can get big celebrities to act in it. Excited, Funn begins an adventure across the country in his effort to secure superstars for his film.  

This is a Gem of a Season event.  Tickets are available at regional outlets: The Iron County Chamber of Commerce, Central Arts & Gifts in Iron River, Ben Franklin’s and Wink’s Woods in Crystal Falls, Steamin’ Joes in Florence, WI and The Music Tree in Iron Mountain. Tickets are also available at www.thecrystaltheatre.org.


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