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Posted on: September 20, 2022

The Strand Celebrates National Silent Film Day


September 20, 2022

CONTACT: Manda Costoulas 

Marketing Director

(770) 293-0080 x301

MARIETTA, GA — The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre will celebrate National Silent Film Day on Thursday, September 29 with a day of silent films and festivities.

The Strand will screen five silent film shorts and the feature film Safety Last!, all accompanied by a live score on the Mighty Allen Theatre Organ. Accompanists include regionally renowned organists Ron Carter, Ken Double, Larry Davis, John McCall, and Eddie Hulsey.

Schedule of Events: 

Silent film shorts begin at 3:00 PM accompanied by the following Strand organists:

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM  Ken Double will perform Laurel and Hardy's, LIBERTY

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  Ron Carter performs Buster Keaton's ONE WEEK 

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM  Larry Davis plays Harold Lloyd's HIGH AND DIZZY

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM  Eddie Hulsey plays Harold Lloyd's BILLY BLAZES and Barney Old-field's RACE FOR LIFE

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM  John McCall plays Buster Keaton's THE PLAYHOUSE

After the day's short films, there will be a break for attendees to enjoy dinner at a Marietta Square restaurant and then return to The Strand.

Evening festivities start back at 7 PM:

7:00 PM Organ pops pre-show with organist, Jay Mitchell

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM House organist, Ron Carter, will accompany the hilarious silent film Saftey Last! starring Harold Lloyd.  

The 73 minute film features Harold's daring feats as he climbs a 12 story building in downtown Los Angeles in 1923. This comedy is for all ages and the evening will end earlier for school age children. 

All films will be accompanied live on the Strand's Mighty Allen Theatre Organ.  

Short film and feature film package: $12

Short films only: $5

Feature film only: $10

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at, over the phone at 770.293.0080 or at The Strand box office. 

BOX OFFICE HOURS: The box office is open Tuesday through Thursday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Friday from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, and two hours before showtime.

ABOUT THE STRAND: The historic Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre is a multi-use performing arts and events facility. The theatre is governed by the Friends of The Strand, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and depends on the financial support of private and corporate donors. It is The Strand’s mission to serve the community with cultural entertainment for a diverse audience and to promote economic health in the City of Marietta and Cobb County. For more information and tickets, visit or the box office at 770-293-0080 or 117 North Park Square, Marietta, 30060. 

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