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News & Views of Phillips Since 1976
Sunday May 19th 2024

Audience dry, Actor, Director Buster Keaton wet at local Cemetery Cinema

By Sue Hunter Weir

It was touch and go all day on Saturday.  Would it rain or not?  In the end it turned out to be a beautiful evening.  Sweater weather but no umbrellas needed!

More than 250 people enjoyed “The Navigator,” a 1924 Buster Keaton silent film.  The amazing Dreamland Faces played an hour-long live soundtrack that captured Keaton”'s slapstick perfectly. We hope to have them back again next year for what is shaping up to be a new tradition in pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery.

In addition to the film, Taco Taxi was on hand with their great food and a number of visitors arrived early and went on a new version of the Smartphone History Hunt.  If you haven”'t had a chance to try it, we”'ll set it up again for the fall showings, and we will be participating in Open Streets on August 2 from 11 to 4.  Stop in and get a dose of history.

Our ghost-themed schedule for fall is more or less set so mark your calendars:

August 29:  Sanso Y Blue Demon Contra Los Monstruos (1974)

September 12:  The Haunting (1963)

September 26:  Poltergeist (1982)

October 3:  Haxan:  Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922) with the Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra

Look for more details in future editions in the Alley and on Facebook at

Special thanks to John Moret and Trylon Cinema, Mike Barth and Aaron Hanauer, City of Minneapolis staff.

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