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Everything posted by Biffeliott

  1. For more than a decade, silent movie fans packed the house at the Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax Ave in Hollywood. It was a small auditorium, maybe 250 seats, very intimate, but often nearly sold out. The walls of the theater were covered with poster sized still photos of the movie stars of the era. It was like stepping through a door to the past. They screened movies on 35mm, and later digital, on loan from various collections, including the library of congress, UCLA Archives and all that. There was a young couple who partnered with the owners to curate the screenings, and they gave a brie
  2. I was a regular at the The Silent Movie Theater in Hollywood for about a decade. During a stretch of several years it showcased the musical talent of the one and only Bob Mitchell. He got started playing when silents were new releases. A rare treat to hear him imitate the sounds of locomotives on his tiny keyboard. Bob played 5 shows a week at SMT until he passed several years ago, and the movies stopped when the theater closed due to a me-too scandal. Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo is keeping alive the gift of old time movies, with a Wurlitzer organ, but is a long haul, even for me. I
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