FilmRadar - Silent Cinema in Los Angeles
Hello. As some of you may know, silent film is one of my great passions. I wanted to start a new newsletter focused on where you can see these films on the big screen in Los Angeles. This will come out around once a month.

If there is anything I've missed, please let me know at
Retroformat - Woman's Club of Hollywood
February 15th at 7:30pm

Starring Mary Pickford - 110th Anniversary
Plus a live musical act and live accompaniment by Retroformat Musical Director Cliff Retallick.

American Cinematheque - Egyptian
February 15th at 2:00pm

Serge Bromberg Presents Treasures from the Silent Era
Featuring clips and his own live musical accompaniment, Bromberg tells the nearly unbelievable story of how he rediscovered a trove of Méliès’ lost films, which earned him the title of the “Indiana Jones of lost films.”

William S. Hart Museum
February 14th - 16th

Newhallywood Silent Film Festival
Come watch screenings of more than a dozen silent films including Mary Pickford’s  Little Annie Rooney The Mark of Zorro  starring Douglas Fairbanks, and classic silent horror films  The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari  and  The Golem .

Retroformat - Egyptian / Spielberg Theatre
February 21st at 7:30pm

A woman, with the aid of her police officer sweetheart, endeavors to uncover the prostitution ring that has kidnapped her sister, and the philanthropist who secretly runs it. Hosted by Tom Barnes with live musical accompaniment by Cliff Retallick.

Secret Cinema Movie Club
February 22nd at 10:00am

Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Live score by Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble. This screening will take place at the historic Vista Theatre in Los Feliz.

Hollywood Heritage Museum
February 23rd at 2:00pm

Film's First Family: The Untold Story of the Costellos
Author Terry Chester Shulman will present film shorts, clips and select scenes from the extensive careers of Maurice, Helene, and Dolores Costello.

Included will be Maurice's short, "The Picture Idol", (1912), and "Lulu's Doctor"(1912) which also stars both daughters who began their careers as child performers. Additional clips will feature Helene's appearance in the first all-talking film "Lights of New York" and Dolore's appearance in the 1928 epic "Noah's Ark".

There will also be a moderated Q&A with the author followed by a book signing.

Famous Players Orchestra
February 29th at 7:30pm

An Evening of Classic Silent Film Comedies
Silent comedies hand-cranked by Joe Rinaudo on an original Power’s 1909 Cameragraph Model 6 Motion Picture Machine! Screened with live musical accompaniment, featuring Scott Lasky on piano. Introduced by Film Historian  Stan Taffel.

Nethercutt Musem
March 13th & 14th

Order Tickets by calling Feb. 12 from 4:00-6:00 pm*

Silent Movie Nights
Hand-cranked itinerant silent film shows with Joe Rinaudo, founder of Silent Cinema Society and music by Dean Mora.

The Old Town Music Hall
March 20th - 22nd

Laurel and Hardy Festival
A collection of silent and sound shorts

San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
March 22nd at 2:30pm

Harold Lloyd plays Harold Lamb, a “bespectacled go-getter who heads off to college thinking his experiences will be just like the ones he saw in the movies” ( The film was Lloyd’s biggest box office hit. Accompanying the film our 1924 Mighty Wurlitzer theater pipe organ is American Theatre Organ Society’s Organist of the Year (2012) Mark Herman.

Avalon Casino Theatre - Catalina Island Museum
May 16th at 1:00pm

Attendees will be treated to an authentic 1920s cinematic experience with the screening of the 1922 film,  Blood and Sand  starring Rudolph Valentino, Lila Lee and Nita Naldi with live music by Michael Mortilla and The Accompanists. All of this takes place in the historic Avalon Casino Theatre, William Wrigley Jr.’s 1929 Art Deco Movie Palace.