Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA offers a virtual trip back in time to the movies with the May 14 showing of Ben-Hur (1925). Part of the Theatre’s Silent Film Series with Live Scores, this silent classic features high drama set to a sweeping score accompanied by famous organist and film historian Dennis James on MBT’s mighty pipe organ. The performance is at 3 p.m., with a 2 p.m. pre-show event available to both MBT and Pickford Film Center Members.
Cheer on our hero’s rise from lowly ship slave to champion charioteer in this epic quest to reclaim family and freedom. The film cost roughly four million dollars to produce in 1925—20 times the average MGM release of the time. Witness the infamous chariot race scene that is the product of 200,000 feet of film from 42 cameras. This death-defying sequence is still a thrilling theatre experience today.
Keeping the pipe organ playing is part of Mount Baker Theatre’s mission to entertain the community and preserve this historic hub for live performing arts. To attend the pre-show event, inquire when purchasing tickets.
Tickets to Silent Films with Live Score: Ben-Hur can be purchased for $10.50-$22.50 plus applicable fees. Call 360-734-6080 for tickets
or purchase online at: www.mountbakertheatre.com
2016-2017 Season Sponsor is Saturna Capital.
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