San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
Season 3 of ‘Silent Sundays’ at the Mission Playhouse concludes with ‘The Cameraman’ starring comic legend Buster Keaton Sunday afternoon, April 22nd at 2:30pm.
Film critic Leonard Maltin calls ‘The Cameraman’ an entertaining silent comedy “brimming with invention, ingenious set pieces, and big laughs”. The 1928 film marks comic great Buster Keaton’s first film with MGM. Keaton plays a tintype photographer who has fallen for an MGM Newsreel secretary named Sally. In the hopes of winning her love, he buys an (outdated) movie camera and applies to be a newsreel cameraman. While trying to film footage for his audition reel, chaos commences. His determined nature pulls him through, but is he able to win Sally’s heart?
Accompanying the film on the Playhouse’s 1924 Mighty Wurlitzer theater pipe organ is two-time American Theatre Organ Society’s Organist of the Year (1991 & 1993) Walt Strony.
‘Silent Sundays’ is produced in partnership with the Los Angeles Theatre Organ Society, as part of the Mission Playhouse’s Community Engagement Program, Engage! Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at door, discounts for groups of 10+. Tickets purchased online or by phone are subject to additional fees and charges. Purchase tickets in person by visiting the Playhouse Box Office 12pm-5pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. To learn more, visit www.missionplayhouse.org or call (626) 308-2865.