Evening Screenings

Friday, September 23rd & Saturday, September 24th

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. - - - Films begin at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is FREE for Evening Screenings

  • Friday Screenings - Updated

OUT WEST (1918)

Out West is a 1918 American short comedy film, a satire on contemporary westerns, starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, and Al St. John. It was the first of Arbuckle's "Comique" films to be filmed on the west coast, the previous five having been filmed in and around New York City. The idea for the story came from Natalie Talmadge, who was later to become Keaton's first wife.

The story involves Arbuckle coming to the western town of Mad Dog Gulch after being thrown off a train and chased by Indians. He teams up with gambler/saloon owner Bill Bullhorn (Keaton), in trying to keep the evil Wild Bill Hickup (Al St. John) away from Salvation Army girl, Salvation Sue (Alice Lake). Fatty and Buster have a series of adventures trying to beat St. John, until they discover his one weakness: his ticklishness.


THE GENERAL (1926)

The General is a 1926 film thought of as one of the most revered comedies of the silent era, and undoubtedly the best train film ever made, starring Buster Keaton featuring Marion Mack and Charles Smith. The General is filled with hilarious sight gags and perfectly timed stunt work, written and directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman.

The General finds hapless Southern railroad engineer Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton) facing off against Union soldiers during the American Civil War. When Johnny's fiancée, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), is accidentally taken away while on a train stolen by Northern forces, Gray pursues the soldiers, using various modes of transportation in comic action scenes that highlight Keaton's boundless wit and dexterity.

This screening includes live music by Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra

 


  • Keaton - Saturday Evening

MOONSHINE (1918)

Moonshine is a 1918 short film both written and directed by Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. A feud between the Owens and the Gillettes ends when the last remaining Gillette is killed, but new trouble erupts for the mountain folk with the arrival of a U.S. revenue agent (Arbuckle) and his assistant (Keaton). The revenuers search high and low for the secret hideaway where the mountain people prepare illegal moonshine, but end up in deep trouble that only a little movie magic can save them from.


GO WEST (1925)

Go West is a 1925 Western film written by, directed by, and starring Buster Keaton along with Kathleen Myers, Howard Truesdale and Ray Thompson. Watch closely for the (uncredited) appearance of "Fatty" Arbuckle.

A drifter identified only as "Friendless" (Keaton) sells the last of his possessions, keeping only a few trinkets and a picture of his mother. Unable to find a job in the city, he goes west and manages to get a job at a cattle ranch despite having no experience. Meanwhile, a neglected cow named Brown Eyes fails to give milk and is sent out to the field along with the other cattle. As Friendless tries to figure out how to milk a cow, he's told to go out and help the other ranch hands bring in the cattle. Unsuccessful in riding a horse, he falls off and sees Brown Eyes. Realizing that he's finally found a companion, Friendless strikes up a friendship with the cow, giving her his blanket at night and attempting to protect her from wild dogs. The ranch owner (Truesdale) and his daughter (Myers) are preparing to sell the cattle to a stockyard. Friendless, shocked to hear that Brown Eyes will go to slaughter, refuses to let her go.

This screening includes live music by Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra