“People are rediscovering silent film; it highlights some of the best acting of a time,” explains Obenchain. “Rudolph Valentino and Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton and Mary Pickford — these are people who really started the film industry and are responsible for modern storytelling. When you sit in our auditorium that’s 115 years old, you’re really taken back in time.”
Modern Times will start at 7:30 p.m., with the original recorded soundtrack. Tickets — $10 general admission, $5 for members and children ten and under — are available at tickets.chautauqua.com or 303-440-7666; season passes are available for $88 (or $44 for members). Chautauqua Auditorium is at 900 Baseline Road in Boulder.
Wed., May 29, 7:30 p.m., 2013