Merryhill Child Care Center and Edmond Town Hall, two local nonprofit organizations, present a fun, unique, family-friendly Silent Films fundraiser event on Sunday, November 11th. Doors open at 3:00 pm, and the show starts at 4:00 pm with an introduction from Ben Model, a pianist, who will be accompanying the silent films. Ben will conduct a Q&A after the films. The film line-up includes:
NUMBER, PLEASE? – Harold Lloyd (23 mins)
FADE-AWAY – Koko the clown cartoon (8 mins)
THE SCARECROW – Buster Keaton (20 mins)
BIG BUSINESS – Laurel and Hardy (19 mins)
Two men try to win the heart of a young lady at an amusement park in NUMBER, PLEASE? (1920); in the Fleischer cartoon FADE-AWAY (1926) Ko-ko the Clown gets stuck in a strange land where everything keeps disappearing; Buster Keaton has some adventures down on the farm in THE SCARECROW (1920) and Laurel and Hardy play door-to-door Christmas tree salesmen in the summer in BIG BUSINESS (1929). Total film running time approx 70 mins. The show will have live original piano scores by renowned silent film accompanist/historian Ben Model, who will also introduce the program.
Tickets will be $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12 and can be purchased in advance at
https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=c688fbcf1cce3ea11ae025b00fb7ebdb or at the door on the day of the event. Snacks will be sold, and there will be a silent raffle of gift baskets.
More details to follow soon.