Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Buster Keaton, Sidney Poitier, Laurel & Hardy, Gary Cooper, Charlie Chaplin, Stanley Kubrick, and Alfred Hitchcock.  Wow!  What a line-up!  All of these stars and films by these famous, classic directors, and many more, are available for your viewing pleasure Wednesday evenings, January 20th through March 16th, at the historic Elsinore Theater in downtown Salem.  A bit of film trivia – did you know that The General starring Buster Keaton was filmed in Cottage Grove, Oregon?  Make sure you come out January 27th to watch it on the big screen!


Buster Keaton in The General


The Elsinore Theater

Elsinore interior

The stage of the Elsinore Theater











The silent films will be accompanied by Rick Parks playing the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ giving audience members a really unique, wonderful old-fashioned movie-going experience.  This Wednesday Evening Film Series is truly a unique, fun, cultural experience in Salem for the low cost of $5/person.

organ organ pipes








The Historic Elsinore Theater nonprofit organization, in partnership with Willamette University is responsible for this great offering to Salem’s cultural life.  This truly is a deal that can’t be beat – classic films & silent films accompanied by a Wurlitzer organ in beautiful downtown Salem!  The Elsinore is located at 170 High Street SE.  Doors open at 6:15 and films start at 7:00.

Here’s the line-up:

January 20th:  Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

January 27:  The General  (1926 silent film starring Buster Keaton)

Feb. 3:  Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

Feb. 10:  Three shorts featuring Laurel & Hardy;  We Faw Down (1928), Bromo and Juliet (1926), and The Lucky Dog (1919 silent film)

Feb. 17th: High Noon (1952)

Feb. 24:  Two Charlie Chaplin silent films; The Tramp (1915), and The Bank (1915)  followed by a Buster Keaton comedy, Cops (1922).

March 2:  Pillow Talk (1959)

March 9:  2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

March 16:  Rear Window (1954)  An Alfred Hitchcock film