News from Philadelphia: Events at the Colonial Theatre

NewsfromPHILLYTHS Member Howard Haas informs us that for the first time in years, a silent feature film will be shown in 35 mm in the Philadelphia area with a theater pipe organ!

The Library of Congress print of Sparrows (1926) starring Mary Pickford will be shown Sunday April 28 at 4 PM at Phoenixville’s historic Colonial Theatre.

Ben Model will accompany on the Wurlitzer pipe organ. Christel Schmidt, author of the new title Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies, will introduce the movie.


If you’re in Chicagoland, you may have seen Christel at the Portage Theater for the Northwest Chicago Film Society’s showing of Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall or at the Music Box Theatre for the Second Saturday Silent Cinema‘s showing of Sparrows.

Pick up her new title here.

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