Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Silent film blockbuster "The Crowd" (1928) to screen Jan. 19 in Manchester

The Crowd (1928), regarded as one of finest Hollywood films of the silent era, will be screened with live music on Monday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH.

The Crowd
, directed by King Vidor, chronicles the fortunes of young couple struggling to survive in 1920s New York. Combining humor and melodrama, The Crowd centers on a tragic turn of events that strains the couple's relationship to the breaking point, forcing them to fight to keep their ever-diminishing dreams alive in a soulless urban society. One screening only on Monday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St. in Manchester.

The Crowd
is part of the Palace Theatre's first-ever "Silent Film Blockbusters" series, which aims to show best quality prints of silent classics on the big screen with live music. See for yourself the films that made audiences first fall in love with the movies! Palace screening includes live music by local musician and composer Jeff Rapsis. General admission, $7 per person; proceeds to benefit the Palace Theatre. For tickets and more info on The Crowd and other films in the series, visit www.palacetheatre.org or call the Palace box office at (603) 668-5588.