Many mums, dads and more senior members of the PLC community will remember occasionally watching the black and white silent films of the 1920s and 1930s, featuring the hilarious antics of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and others.
This was the time of slapstick comedy. Car chases; train wrecks; big bullies chasing the little hero; little heroes getting the better of the villains, heroines rescued and happy every after endings amid much laughter and applause in the cinemas of a bygone age.
Each film runs for 20 minutes or so, and we are able to offer two opportunities to view some of the classics of the period. Here’s your chance to join us for an afternoon, or an evening, of laughter and fun as we relive the moving picture theatres of the old days. With no sound tracks, the films themselves tell the stories, as a professional musician dramatically accompanies the action on the piano.
SATURDAY MATINEE: ‘Laughter is the Best Medicine – Taken Silently’
Venue: College Hall from 4.00 – 5.45 pm
Tickets: $20 adults and $15 concession
SATURDAY EVENING: ‘Guys and Molls Movie Night’
Venue: Macindoe Research Centre Seminar Room from 7.00 – 10.30 pm
ALL Tickets: $25 inclusive of refreshments
What about a night out? Why not ‘dress twenties and thirties’ for the event and enjoy hors d’eouvre and mocktails, the songs and dances of the period, and three great silent films? We invite you to come as a ‘flapper’, a gangster, a cop, a hobo or a film starlet and to join us in the Macindoe Research Centre at 7 pm.
Step back in time and join us for Australian’s Silent Film Festival right here at PLC Sydney. The kids will love it. Bring the whole family and your friends as well. These movies are suitable for everyone. Bookings may be made online - just click on the link below. We look forward to seeing you.