Thursday, May 3, 2012

This weekend: 'Zorro,' 'Metropolis,' plus silent film returns to the Leavitt

Doing music for two of the big silent classics this weekend, plus news of newly scheduled screenings (starting in June) at the one-of-kid Leavitt Theatre in Ogunquit, Maine. That's it pictured above. Highlights below.

• On Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m., it's 'The Mark of Zorro' (1920) starring Douglas Fairbanks, at Red River Theatres, 11 South Main St., Concord. N.H. Still tickets left! Admission $10; for more info, visit or call (603) 224-4600.

• On Saturday, May 5 at 7 p.m., it's 'Metropolis' (1927), the great German futuristic fantasy film, at Brandon Town Hall, Route 7, Brandon, Vt. Admission is free but donations are encouraged to support ongoing town hall renovations.

• And we will indeed return to the Leavitt Theatre this summer with at least a few silent film programs. The first is set for Friday, June 8 at 8 p.m.; not sure of the title but will get that nailed shortly. Tickets $10 each.

Check out the interior of this vintage theater. Many of the seats still have wire racks underneath them so gentlemen can stow their hats!

Screenings at the Leavitt are a terrific chance to see a silent film with live music in a moviehouse that's virtually unchanged since it opened in 1923 as, yes, a silent moviehouse. Additional screenings to be announced. The Leavitt hangs out at 259 Main St. in Ogunquit; for info, call (207) 646-3123.

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