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Mount Baker Theatre Presents:

Silent Film Series with Live Score: Hamlet

  • Sunday, Jan 8th, 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.

Film and theater scholars hail this performance of international film star Asta Nielsen as among the best Hamlets ever. This 1921 film, which recasts Hamlet as a woman, was a landmark in early cinema, and The New York Times says the picture, “holds a secure place in class with the best.”  Nielsen’s performance is mysterious and magnetic. Don’t miss this unique cinematic treasure.

What if Hamlet were a woman? Watch Asta Nielsen in the 1921 silent film version of this classic. The “All Bach’s Sons” concert scoring is played by its creator Dennis James on MBT’s pipe organ, and he is joined on harpischord and piano by Michael Tsalka. Mezzo-soprano Melissa Plagemann also sings. Concert, movie, fun afternoon out!

“[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

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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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