Sign up for July 15 workshop on 'Discovering the Silent Cinema'

Updated 6/30/2021 3:30 PM

On Thursday, July 15, the Silent Film Society of Chicago presents "Discovering the Silent Cinema - A Silent Film Workshop Class" from 5 to 8 p.m. at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St. in Grayslake.

Learn about our silent film hertitage in a face-paced fun-filled class! Music played an important part in silent films. Experience the mighty theatre organ, "the voice of the silent screen" with your host and silent film organist, Jay Warren. See excerpts from one of cinema's very first silent films of 1903.


Learn how silent films "grew up". Follow the evolution of the cinema from the early 1900's to the coming of sound pictures in a specially compiled retrospective including rarely-seen 1920s animation.

See a complete silent short comedy with authentic theatre organ accompaniment.

A question-and-answer discussion will give everyone a chance to ask questions.

This Family Friendly class for adults is also open to students 10-17 who enroll with a registered parent or -other authorized adult through the Explore youth program. Contact or (847) 543-2980 for more information. Masks are required. COVID guidelines will be followed.

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