Well, the Musical Movies event was a big success. We had a great crowd, the orchestra sounded great, Dr. Saunders kept the group in synch with both films, and the Arbuckle film Love went over big time, as did the sound of the theatre organ. After the audience was greeted by local TV channel 7 (ABC) meteorologist Rick Lantz, Dr. Saunders (in top hat and tails below) spoke about the orchestra and their upcoming comcerts, and then turned the program over to me. I did my usual Robert Osbourne thing, introducing each film and giving some points of interest about each. In my intro for One Week I gave a thumbnail sketch of Keaton’s career beginnings and the link to Roscoe. Nice to see that Nell Shipman got a nice round of applause just on mention of her name.
Friday’s sched is a little lighter (don’t have to start till 12noon, and only playing for two films, one at noon (The Trail of the North Wind, 1924) and at the big evening event at 7pm (The Grub Stake, 1922). No spoken intros, just me and the Robert Morton…and Ms. Shipman onscreen.