SILENT COMEDY NIGHT

Starring Buster Keaton

...in the rollicking comedy Three Ages (1923) and the classic film farce Sherlock Jr (1924) accompanied by live music by Jeff Rapsis

Friday, August 25th at 7:00PM

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GENERAL INFORMATION

This is an EXCLUSIVE GENERAL ADMISSION Regent Theatre Silent Film Screening Event…

If you or someone in your party requires seating accommodation…
...please call our Box Office: 781.646.4849
Doors Will Open for Seating 30-Minutes prior to the screenings…
SCREENING START TIME: 7:00PM

TICKETING INFORMATION

General Admission:  $10.00
$12.00 Day-of-Screenings

...buy tickets for FRIDAY at 7:00PM

 


He never smiled on camera, earning him the nickname of “the Great Stone Face” but Buster Keaton‘s comedies rocked Hollywood’s silent era with laughter throughout the 1920s. See for yourself with a special Regent Theatre screening of Three Ages (1923) and Sherlock Jr. (1924), two of Keaton’s landmark feature films this evening.

In Three Ages (1923), Keaton spoofs historical dramas by seeking true love in three differing epochs. Great physical comedy plus Buster’s deadpan attitude will have you laughing out loud.
In Sherlock Jr. (1924), Keaton plays a small-town movie projectionist who dreams of being a detective.

The films will be shown with live musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis, a New Hampshire-based performer regarded as one of the nation’s leading silent film musicians. “If you’ve never seen a silent comedy in a theater with an audience and live music, you’re missing one of the cinema’s great experiences,” said Rapsis, who accompanies more than 100 silent film programs each year.

The DINNER and a Show EXCLUSIVE OFFER available for this show!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keaton’s Three Ages, a send-up of the then-famous drama ‘Intolerance’ (1916), weaves together similar love stories told in three different epochs: the Stone Age, the Roman Age, and “Modern” (1920s) times. The three-stories-in-one approach was Keaton’s first attempt at a feature-length comedy. If ‘Three Ages’ ran into box office trouble, Keaton planned to split it up into three shorter films to be released separately. But the picture was a hit, due to inspired comic touches that still shine through today. ‘Three Ages’ launched Keaton’s spectacular run of classic comic features that lasted until the industry’s transition to sound pictures in 1929. Although ‘Three Ages’ spans three historical eras, Keaton performs jaw-dropping physical comedy in each of them. The “caveman” sequences feature Buster in a bearskin outfit; the Roman scenes include a wild chariot race held during a snowstorm; and the modern era scenes include one of the great silent film chases.


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