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