Silent Movies: A trip into the past – May 20

Above: Enjoy silent movies starring Charlie Chaplin and other greats backed by authentic live mood music. (Images posted to Flickr – left by twm1340; right by Akash k)

The Southborough Senior Center is taking residents on a “trip into the past” next week. Over lunch, seniors can enjoy silent movies from the Golden Age accompanied by live mood music.

silent_movies flyerSilent movie pianist Richard Hughes takes us on a “trip into the past” when films flickered in black and white and people listened to the upright piano play the exciting ‘Mood Music’.

There were plenty of personality, charm and ‘funny stuff’ in these vintage films … everything being acted in skillful pantomime.

This series of programs re‐creates an actual ‘glimpse of our cinematic past’ as audiences immerse themselves in the movies while listening to authentic piano accompaniment for each film.

Richard will entertain us with short comedies and feature length films from the “Golden Age” of Silent Movies (Chaplin, Lloyd, Hardy and Laurel and Keaton) — lots of laughter!

The lunch will consist of a hot sandwich bar (Philly Cheesesteak or Chicken Philly with all the toppings), plus salad, chips and coffee or tea.

Participants are asked to donate $6 for Friends of COA members or $10 for non-members.

If you’re interested in joining them, please pre-register at the Senior Center or by calling 508-229-4453.

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