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Duck Soup Cinema: Buster Keaton's Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Sat, Nov 3, 2012
Capitol Theater | 
$7
Running time: 2 Hours

There’s nothing quiet about this classic silent films series: laughter and clapping fill the historic Capitol Theater. Each movie is accompanied by a talented organist, who complements and reacts to everything on screen while playing the magnificent Grand Barton Organ. A variety of quick vaudeville-style acts get things cooking before the movie. Emcee Joe Thompson is your old school, bow-tied master of ceremonies, cracking jokes and keeping the fun moving along. Throw in celebrity appearances, gags, and some serious door prizes, and it all adds up to one of the best deals in town for family-friendly entertainment.

 

Screenings are preceded by door prize giveaways!

 

About the Movie

In River Junction, Captain William Canfield - Steamboat Bill, to his friends, has an old steamship and does his best to compete with powerful banker John James King, who has a brand new passenger vessel. William is informed that his estranged son, William Canfield, Jr., will arrive by train from Boston to visit him. When Willie arrives, William trains him to work with him in his ship. However, Willie falls for Kitty King, the daughter of his father’s rival John James King. When a hurricane bears down on the little town, will it tear everything apart, or bring everyone together?