Robin Hood: Silent film accompanied by Clark Wilson on the Mighty Wurlitzer
Sunday, May 05, 2019
Appropriate for all ages
A big-screen spectacle that ranks as one of the monumental accomplishments of the era, Robin Hood is a timeless story of romance and intrigue, staged on a herculean scale. Its sets were erected by an army of 500 carpenters and towered 90 feet in the air, covering ten acres of land, historically accurate to the smallest detail.
Robin Hood recreates the chivalry of England in all its glory as it unveils the conflicts and betrayals that threaten to destroy the kingdom of Richard the Lion-Hearted (Wallace Beery). As the Earl of Huntington, Douglas Fairbanks epitomizes the valiant, loyal knight immortalized in legend, gently wooing the virtuous Lady Marian (Enid Bennett).
When King Richard, Huntington and a band of warriors embark on a crusade to Palestine, Richards’ conniving brother, John (Sam De Grasse), assumes the throne and turns the once-idyllic empire into a Dante-esque sty of corruption. In the darkest hour, however, Huntington shirks off his noble demeanor and is transfigured into Robin Hood, a hyper-animated avenger who, just a few leaps ahead of his merry men, breathlessly storms the battlements in pursuit of Prince John, the High Sheriff of Nottingham (William Lowery) and all who stand in the way of justice.
Tickets are $20 for the general public and $15 for students. Discounts are available for members and groups of 10 or more. Please contact the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.