Silent Film Series

August 2024

Silent Film with Live Music: “The Gold Rush”

Summer Screening: “The Gold Rush (1925), Starring Charlie Chaplin Part of the 2024-2025 Silent Film Series at The Rex Theatre “The Gold Rush” (1925) starring Charlie Chaplin; The Rex Theatre, 23 Amherst St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 574-4826. The Little Tramp prospects in the Klondike in Chaplin’s silent comedy epic. Full of classic laugh-out-loud sequences and heartfelt drama. Scenes include Chaplin’s famous Thanksgiving Dinner made out of a shoe, the bun dance, and a scene where Chaplin’s hungry cabin mate imagines the Little Tramp as a succulent chicken. Join us for a series of silent film programs with live music in a wonderful restored theater in downtown Manchester. Tickets $10 per person.   Buy Tickets
28 Aug
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
October 2024

Silent Film with Live Music: Halloween Creepfest!

Lon Chaney Halloween Creepfest! “The Unknown” (1927) and “West of Zanzibar” (1928) Part of the 2024-2025 Silent Film Series at The Rex Theatre Lon Chaney Halloween Creepfest! “The Unknown” (1927) and ‘West of Zanzibar’ (1928), both starring Lon Chaney and directed by Todd Browning; The Rex Theatre, 23 Amherst St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 574-4826. Two very weird late silent thrillers, both starring Chaney at the peak of his career and directed by Todd Browning. In ‘The Unknown‘ (1927), Chaney plays ‘Alonzo the Armless,’ a circus knife-thrower (he uses his feet!) with a dark past who lusts after trapeze artist Joan Crawford, who is pursued by the circus strong man, but she has a phobia about being held by a man. In ‘West of Zanzibar‘ (1928), Chaney plays a vaudeville magician who loses use of his legs in an accident but still journeys to Africa to seek revenge on the wealthy businessman (Lionel Barrymore) who stole his beloved. Join us for a series of silent film programs with live music in a wonderful restored theater in downtown Manchester. Tickets $10 per person.   Buy Tickets
30 Oct
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
January 2025

Silent Film with Live Music: “Wild Orchids”

“Wild Orchids” (1928) Starring Greta Garbo Part of the 2024-2025 Silent Film Series at The Rex Theatre “Wild Orchids” (1928) starring Greta Garbo; The Rex Theatre, 23 Amherst St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 574-4826. An older man takes his young wife across the South Pacific to the island nation of Java, where he plans to invest in tea plantations. Aboard ship, she witnesses a passenger hitting one of his servants. The violent man is immediately taken by the beauty of this mysterious woman and resolves to make her acquaintance, marking the start of a dangerous romantic triangle leading to an unforgettable climax in the jungle. Join us for a series of silent film programs with live music in a wonderful restored theater in downtown Manchester. Tickets $10 per person.   Buy Tickets
29 Jan
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
April 2025

Silent Film with Live Music: “Show People”

“Show People” (1928) starring William Haines & Marion Davies Part of the 2024-2025 Silent Film Series at The Rex Theatre “Show People” (1928) starring William Haines, Marion Davies; directed by King Vidor; The Rex Theatre, 23 Amherst St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 574-4826. Young Peggy Pepper (Marion Davies) ventures to Hollywood to make her mark in drama, but finds an unexpected (and unwelcome) flair for slapstick comedy. King Vidor directed this entertaining valentine to an art form that would soon be swept aside by talking pictures. Full of cameos of stars ranging from Charlie Chaplin to Douglas Fairbanks Sr. Join us for a series of silent film programs with live music in a wonderful restored theater in downtown Manchester. Tickets $10 per person.   Buy Tickets
02 Apr
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
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