The motion picture industry has made dramatic advances since the invention of the first movie camera in the late nineteenth century – from the introduction of ‘talkies’ to 3D technology, the movies have come a long way – but have you ever wondered what it was like to watch a movie where the only accompaniment was live music?
Filmgoers can experience the Silent Era of film at the Old Town Music Hall. Since 1968, Old Town Music Hall has been screening vintage silent and sound films and presenting live concerts by some of the world’s finest performers of jazz, ragtime and popular music from the past.
Silent films are accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer, a massive 1925 wind-powered pipe organ that has been meticulously preserved so silent classics can be experienced with live musical accompaniment, just as they did when they were first shown.
The Old Town Music Hall is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the golden era of feature film and music.
For additional information and schedule, visit the website at http://www.oldtownmusichall.org/index.html.
The Old Town Music Hall is located at 140 Richmond Street in El Segundo.