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Paramount Theatre - Silent Movie Mondays
November 9 & 16, 7:30PM
The Mark of Zorro Don Juan

More information on the Paramount Wurlitzer

After a tremendous success in August with the inaugural Silent Movie Mondays Series, the Seattle Landmark Association is pleased to announce a second run of Silent Movie Mondays At The Paramount Theatre. Two more classic silent films will feature live accompaniment by Dennis James on the newly reconditioned Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, one of the few theatre organs still in its original home. The films in November's series include The Mark of Zorro with Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., and Don Juan with John Barrymore and Mary Astor.
The Mark of Zorro
This is the movie that established Zorro as the American folklore legend. Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. stars in this 1920 classic, as Zorro, the Mexican Robin Hood and this film set the style for his swashbuckling career. His sword swinging, acrobatic comedy inspired Jeffrey Richards to write, "His gymnastics reveal him to be a spirit not of the earth but of the air, a free soul ranging through the ether, unshackled by physical laws." Don't miss the film that inspired the countless number of remakes and television shows about Zorro. The Mark of Zorro will show at the Paramount Theatre November 9, at 7:30 pm.
Don Juan
In his 1926 film role as the legendary 14th-century Spanish lothario Don Juan, the late silent film star John Barrymore-known then as "the great profile"--slicked his hair back, donned a pair of matador pants, and strutted and seduced his way across American movie screens, causing ladies to swoon in legion. While tastes in cinematic heartthrobs may have changed a bit since then, the film Don Juan directed by Alan Crosland and starring Barrymore, Mary Astor, and Myrna Loy, still occupies a unique place in the history of American cinema. Just a few years after its release, the silent film era was dead and so, for the most part, was Barrymore's career. Don Juan will show at the Paramount Theatre November 16, at 7:30 pm.
World renowned organist Dennis James returns to Seattle to accompany these films on the Paramount Theatre's reconditioned Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. He has performed to silent films the world over, including Australia, Rome, Paris, and England. "The people of Seattle are some of the luckiest people in America - a fabulous theatre, a wonderful organ, and silent movies on the silver screen," said Dennis. "I am thrilled to be returning to the Paramount, the showplace of the Northwest, and bringing silent movies back the way they were meant to be seen."
Tickets available at the Paramount Box Office, Rain City Video stores, Ticketmaster locations, on-line at, or charge by phone 206-292-ARTS. $10, students and seniors, $8, or $15 for a two-movie pass.

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