NYTOS Presents STEAMBOAT BILL, JR!
United Palace Theatre
NYTOS and UPCA present "STEAMBOAT BILL, JR!"
The New York Theatre Organ Society (NYTOS) in partnership with United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA) is screening the classic Buster Keaton silent movie “Steamboat Bill, Jr” with live performance by silent film music composer, organist, and orchestrator, Bernie Anderson. Anderson will be using NYTOS’ electronic touring theatre organ for the film presentation.
Before the film, Anderson and NYTOS Recording Secretary Nick Myers unite for a "Wonder 101” presentation that demonstrates how a theatre organ works, highlighting the rich history of this magnificent instrument before it is authentically restored by a team of professional theatre organ artisans, technicians, and volunteers.
The 1928 feature-length comedy silent film “Steamboat Bill, Jr. ” features Buster Keaton and is directed by Charles Reisner. It tells the story of an effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain as he comes to join his father's crew. 70 minutes.
Ticket sales support the ongoing restoration of the Wonder Morton at the United Palace.
Friday, August 20, 2016 - 7PM (Doors open at 6:30)United Palace, 4140 Broadway, NYC
About The Wonder Morton
Of the five Wonder Theatres that opened in the New York metropolitan area in 1929-1930, the United Palace is the only one that still has its original organ.
After years of water damage and a small fire, the Wonder has become entirely unplayable. The 86-year-old Wonder is one of the most significant and immensely-scaled theatre pipe organs ever built.
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