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Mount Baker Theatre Presents:

Silent Film Series with Live Score: Ben-Hur

  • Sunday, May 14th, 2017 3:00 PM
    • Premier - $22.50
    • Section A - $15.50
    • Section B and Value - $10.50
    plus applicable fees - Group discounts available - call (360) 734-6080
  • On the Main Stage - Seating Chart
    • Student rush pricing available at this show
    • Assisted hearing available at this show

Transport your family to a luxe movie palace of yesteryear, featuring famous films and a live orchestra of sound from MBT’s pipe organ.

The universal themes of the fight against oppression and spiritual redemption are the source of Ben-Hur‘s continued appeal. Condemned to a lifetime of slavery by Roman officers, the son of a wealthy Jewish family embarks on an epic quest to reclaim his family and freedom, rising from lowly ship slave to champion charioteer. The film cost 20 times the average MGM release in 1925 and featured an infamous chariot race scene—the product of 200,000 feet of film from 42 cameras, this death-defying sequence is still a thrilling theatre experience today.

“[Dennis] James masterfully recreates the musical scores with which these early films were meant to be seen. The Mount Baker Theater, which opened in 1927, is one of the last of the Grand Silent Movie Palaces built in the Pacific Northwest and, as such, is the perfect setting for James’ performances and showing of these films.” -Scot Casey, What’s Up Magazine

Pickford Film Center Members get MBT benefits this show, including waived fees and a pre-show reception with film historian and organist Dennis James. Please call the MBT Box Office (360) 734-6080 to take advantage of this benefit.

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Show Run Time:

2-2.5 hours with one 20-minute intermission

Box Office Hours:

Monday through Friday, 10 am to show time. If there is no show, the office closes at 6:00 pm.
On weekends, the office opens 2 hours prior to show time

Special Services:

Wheelchair accessible seats are available through the Ticket Office. The Theatre is not equipped with elevators or escalators. Assisted listening devices or earplugs can be picked up at the complimentary coat check located inside the main doors. Ask an usher to obtain a booster cushion for small children. All services are subject to availability.


All sales are final. Please check your order thoroughly before making your purchase. MBT Members can exchange the value of their tickets for another MBT-presented show of equal value. Tickets must be returned to the Ticket Office before the show for an exchange. Tickets can be donated back to the Theatre at least 24 hours before the show as a tax deductable contribution.

Student Rush:

Students can purchase half-price tickets at the Ticket Office starting one hour prior to the performance. Limit of one ticket per valid college student i.d. Subject to availability.

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