Utah Theatre to begin showing silent movies accompanied by live organ music

You’ll have a chance to go back to the 1920’s now at the newly-revamped and remodeled Utah Theatre. Gary Griffin, general operations manager for Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre (the organization which now owns the facility), says the theater is now ready to show silent movies, something that was promised when reconstruction began.

“We’re going to show Herald Lloyd in <em>The Freshman</em>. It’s a movie from the ’20s,” says Griffin. “Mike Ohman, the gentleman who put the organ in for us, is a master organist. He will be there to accompany this movie.

“We’ll do another one on the following Friday, the 29th. We’re going to do Buster Keeton, in <em>The General</em>.”

Griffin says the last of the series will come on August 2 and it will be another Harold Lloyd movie <em>Safety Last</em>.

Griffin says tickets are selling for $15 each and you can get them at the theater or at the Dansante. He says viewing a silent movie at the Utah Theatre is an experience you don’t want to miss.

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