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Laurel & Hardy – Kimball Organ Silent Movie with Organist Clark Wilson

Thursday, March 21 @ 7:00 pm

$10 – $12.50
Kimball Organ presents Silent Film Series: Laurel & Hardy

PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE LERNER AND
SPONSORED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF ELKHART COUNTY

Experience an evening of timeless entertainment at the first installment of The Lerner Theatre’s 2024 Silent Film Series!

Immerse yourself in the golden era of cinema as renowned organist Clark Wilson performs a captivating selection of 4-5 short silent films featuring the legendary comedic duo, Laurel and Hardy.

The Lerner invites you to step back in time to the 1920s and witness the magic of these iconic films, brought to life by the enchanting melodies of The Lerner Theatre’s restored 1924 Kimball Organ played live during the movie selections. The magnificent sound of this historic instrument will add a layer of nostalgia and authenticity for the audience, bringing them back to an era where live performance mixed with digital showings.

Join us for an evening of cinematic and musical mastery, where Laurel and Hardy’s timeless humor meets The Lerner Theatre’s historic Kimball Organ. This set of Silent Films will be a unique and unforgettable look into the heart of classic cinema, a celebration of laughter, music, and the enduring legacy of two of Hollywood’s most beloved icons.

Featured Films
Two Tars
Leave ’em Laughing
Habeas Corpus
Putting Pants on Philip

 

Kimball Organist: Clark Wilson

A native of Ohio, Clark Wilson began his musical training at age nine.  While growing up he accompanied numerous stage musicals and was organist at several churches.  At this time, he was listed in “Who’s Who in the Midwest” and “Men of Achievement”. He also holds Life Member status in the International Tri-M Music Honor Society and is listed in “Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals”.

Following several years with the Schantz Organ Company as a reed voicer and tonal finisher.  Clark’s professional playing career began with his appointment to the featured organist post at Pipe Organ Pizza in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He has since been on the playing staffs at the Paramount Music Palace in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Pipes and Pizza in Lansing, Illinois, and is currently associated with Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa, Arizona, where he is on the organ staff as well as having assisted with the planning and installation of the world’s largest Wurlitzer organ

About the Instrument:

The 1924 Kimball pipe organ located in Elkhart, Indiana’s Lerner Theatre is one of only three Kimball pipe organs currently installed in its original location. The organ was restored following the 2011 renovation of the theatre which opened on Thanksgiving Day, 1924. After the restoration, a crew of nearly 20 from Bunn-Minnick Pipe Organs of Columbus, Ohio, spent three weeks hoisting equipment and filling the two pipe chambers with more than 1,000 pipes. The project absorbed nearly 10,000 man-hours for the crew over a year.

Overview

Date:
Thursday, March 21
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost (plus fees)
$10 – $12.50
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Venue

The Lerner Theatre
410 South Main Street
Elkhart, IN 46516 United States
Phone:
(574) 293-4469

Tickets (plus fees)

General Admission
Adult: $12.50 Senior: $10.00 Child: $10.00

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No storage or “check in area” will be provided for prohibited items. Lerner management reserves the right to deny any item it deems to be a safety hazard.