Nearly 450 people attended the Silent Sundays Valentine's Day showing of the classic silent film Mantrap. This is an increase of roughly
200 over those attending the October event featuring Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Even more impressive is that it is the best attendance we've had since 2001.
Ron Rhode once again did a stellar job at the Wurlitzer console. His pre-film concert included such favorites as Billy Joel's Just the Way You Are, and I'm Confessingand I Love To Hear You Singing played in the Jesse Crawford style.
Don Hall of GateWay Community College served as M/C providing an informative introduction to the silent era, the film, and its star Clara Bow. Ron and Don fielded questions from the audience in the Q & A Session after the film.
We'd like to give special thanks to our friends who helped make the success of this event possible:
- GateWay Community College for their financial support and raffle prize Gift Bags
- Friends of the Orpheum for their ticket purchases and support of our programs at the Orpheum from the beginning.
- FilmBar for helping us get the word out and providing tickets to the screening of the Korla Panditdocumentary for our raffle.