Mount Vernon, Washington

92nd Anniversary Celebration: The Kid

Friday, Apr 27, 7:30 pm
Running time: 68 minutes
Rating: NR

The Historic Lincoln Theatre celebrates its 92nd Anniversary with a special screening of Charles Chaplain’s 1921 silent film, The Kid for a special 1926 opening night price of thirty-five cents!

Charlie Chaplin's first full-length feature is a silent masterpiece about a little tramp who discovers a little orphan and brings him up but is left desolate when the orphanage reclaims him. Chaplin directed, produced and starred in the film, as well as composed the score. This special screening will feature live accompaniment on our 1926 Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.

"The movie opens with the words "a picture with a smile -- and perhaps, a tear," a mission statement that would serve Chaplin well over the ensuing decades." - Cole Smithey,

"While it will move people to uproarious laughter and keep them in a state of uneasing delight, it also will touch their hearts and win sympathy, not only for the star, but for his leading woman, and little Jackie Coogan." - Variety Staff, Variety

Featured Organist: Morton Hyams. Mr. Hyams first played our Mighty Wurlitzer by chance when travelling through the area from Boston last year, and immediately fell in love with the insturment. His music studies have included: Boston Latin, where he performed a movement of Mozart Concerto with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston PopsBrandeis, where he performed with R. Koff (original member of the Julliard String Quartet) and acted as Harsichordist in Spingold Theater Production, and  U. of Wales, Aberystwyth, where he studied with Music Maters, shared Charles Clements Organ Award, and played weddings in Brecon Cathedral and Schnitger Organs in Holland.

Morton Hyams:

Pre-show Wurlitzer concert by:

Fred Beeks

Harvey Rossiter

Glen Desjardins

Photo of Brian Ingoldsby at the Wurlitzer circa 1966