About 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, Silent Movie Mondays Curator
Relationships with organizations such as the Library of Congress, MoMA, George Eastman House, UCLA Film Archives, the Mary Pickford Foundation and the International Silent Film Festival in Pordenone, Italy are key to bringing significant films to The Paramount Theatre.
The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ
Seattle's Paramount Theatre is home to Wurlitzer opus 1819, one of eighteen “Publix 1” models built by Wurlitzer, and only three of which still remain in their original venues. Many of our Silent Movie Monday screenings feature The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, with master organ players from across the country!
Learn more about our Mighty Wurlitzer organ here!
CineClub is the post-film discussion featuring leading scholars and participating musicians, to engage patrons in film trivia and a deeper knowledge of the film and artists involved. All audience members are welcome to join this free discussion in the lobby bar.