The Historic Lincoln Theatre celebrates its 97th Anniversary with a special screening of two films by Charley Bowers -- an innovator in the silent film era, blending live-action slapstick with stop-motion animation! Renowned in his time but subsequently forgotten for decades, please join us in this rediscovery of the madcap genius of Charley Bowers -- with a special 1926 "opening night" price of thirty-five cents!
In Egged On, Charley invents an unbreakable egg -- but is there such a thing as being too unbreakable? Charley returns with another invention in He Done His Best, as he attempts to automate an entire restaurant -- with mixed results.
Between these two, we'll look at two more early examples of stop-motion animation -- The Automatic Moving Company and Prehistoric Poultry. (The director of the latter, Willis O'Brien, would go on to supervise the special effect in King Kong.)
"The Organ Grinder" Harvey Rossiter will provide live accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer, while Katie Moyer will perform along with the two short subjects. Fred Beeks will perform during the preshow, beginning at 5:00.
After the film, have a slice of birthday cake on us!
All of this entertainment for our "opening night" price of only 35 cents! Arrive early!
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.
Egged On (1926, 22 min.) and He Done His Best (1926, 22 min.) directed by Charley Bowers
The Automatic Moving Company (1912, 3.5 min.) directed by Romeo Bossetti
Prehistoric Poultry (1917, 7 min.) directed by Willis O'Brien
Masks are recommended but not required.
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