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The Silent Clowns: Short Comedies

  August 25, 2024 3:00 PM

Doors Open: 2:00 PM

INDIVIDUAL / MEMBER NO FEE / MEMBER COMP / MEMBER DISC Public Onsale: April 22, 2024 12:00 PM to August 25, 2024 3:00 PM
1h 29m / Not Rated / Silent Comedy
Come experience time travel at Tampa Theatre as Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ underscores an afternoon of silent comedy classics from the genre’s all-time masters with all-new original musical accompaniment written and performed live by the Theatre’s artist-in-residence, Steven Ball!

Cops (1922): A young man (Buster Keaton) finds himself unintentionally entangled in a chaotic series of events that lead to a wild chase with an ever-growing mob of police officers. With its inventive slapstick humor and brilliant physical comedy, Cops is the perfect sample-sized portion of Keaton's genius as a filmmaker and performer. (18m)

Mighty Like A Moose (1926): After a homely married couple (Charley Chase and Vivien Oakland) undergo plastic surgery without each others’ knowledge, they unwittingly plan an extramarital affair… with each other. Although Charley Chase may not be as well known as the other Charlie of the silent film era, his clever script and comedic timing make Mighty Like A Moose a delightful gem of early cinema from the year Tampa Theatre opened. (22m)

The Immigrant (1917): As Charlie Chaplin's “Little Tramp” character journeys to America aboard a crowded ship, he tries to help a young woman and her ailing mother with his winnings from a card game. But, of course, misunderstanding leads to misadventure, and hilarity ensues. Filled with Chaplin's trademark physical comedy and social commentary, The Immigrant remains a timeless classic, celebrated for its humor and poignant depiction of the immigrant experience at the turn of the century. (30m)

Big Business (1929): Laurel and Hardy play door-to-door Christmas tree salesmen who unwittingly engage in a hilariously escalating battle with a homeowner over the sale of a tree. Filled with clever gags and physical comedy, Big Buinsess showcases the duo's unmatched comedic chemistry and remains a favorite among fans of classic comedy cinema. (19m)

$14.50 ($11.50 for Tampa Theatre Members). 


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Number of Tickets
Limit 12 tickets per order.

* Does not include convenience or handling fees.