Silent Movie Mondays
Silent Movie Mondays honor the history of The Paramount Theatre, from when it opened its doors on March 1, 1928 with the feature film FEEL MY PULSE starring Bebe Daniels and William Powell. Each season, Seattle Theatre Group presents silent films accompanied by organists on the Mighty Wurlitzer, original to the theatre, or new music commissions performed by live ensembles. These iconic films look back at the past and often inform the present. The art of cinema is embraced by introductions and CineClub post-film discussions led by regional and national film professionals. All are welcome to Silent Movie Mondays with accessible tickets priced at $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.
- Vicky Lee, Curator and STG Director of Education & Performance Programs
View the full history of Silent Movie Mondays at The Paramount Theatre here (pdf).
Learn more about our Mighty Wurlitzer organ here!
Past Silent Movie Mondays
"Star Power" Virtual Edition & Discussion
On July 13, 2020, STG Silent Movie Monday Curator, Vicky Lee, hosted a CineClub virtual discussion with film professionals Jeffrey Crouse, Janice Findley, and John Gordon Hill. Attendees were invited to stream the three specially-curated "Star Power" silent movie titles featuring Greta Garbo, Rudolph Valentino, and Clara Bow in advance of the discussion. This CineClub discussion offered information and insight into the stars and their films as well as answering attendees' questions and sharing trivia.
Silent Movie Mondays "Star Power" Lineup:
CLARA BOW stars in Children of Divorce (1927) with Gary Cooper and Esther Ralston, directed by Frank Lloyd. Running time: 70 min.
GRETA GARBO stars in Flesh and the Devil (1926) with John Gilbert and Lars Hanson, directed by Clarence Brown. Childhood friends are torn apart when one of them marries the woman (Garbo) the other once fiercely loved. Running time: 1 hr 55 min.
RUDOLPH VALENTINO stars in Blood and Sand (1922) with Lila Lee and Nita Naldi, directed by Fred Niblo. A young matador (Valentino) achieves fame but must choose between his wife and mistress. Running time: 80 min.
We look forward to returning to The Paramount to honor its history as a film house and hear the Mighty Wurlitzer again once we can all gather again!
Silent Movie Mondays