Monday, June 8, 2009

American Girl Silent Screen at the Egyptian Theatre

Kids traveled back almost 100 years into the past to experience watching movies as Rebecca Rubin, the newest American Girl character did in 1914 when she saw Charlie Chaplin in "Dough and Dynamite." Dan Redfeld played piano for the Chaplin short as well as an Oswald Rabbit and Alice in Cartoonland cartoon and a Harold Lloyd film. An American Girl craft (making a carousel horse) and a tour of the historic Egyptian Theatre were also on the agenda! Biggest laugh? The kids loved when a lion in the Alice short took out his teeth and filed them, before popping them back in to chase Alice (who eventually beats up the lions inside a tree trunk!). After the program, two girls declared the Harold Lloyd short their favorite. This program has two more installments this summer with new films on July 19 and August 15! More information will appear on the Cinematheque website.