EVENT OF THE WEEK
- Capitol Theatre, Port Hope, Ontario
- October 12 -14
- In memory of Marie Dressler | Hollywood’s Star | From Cobourge ON
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Twenty six years ago (1992), a group of film enthusiasts involved in the restoration of the Marie Dressler house had a wild idea. Why not hold a festival showing the films in which Marie Dressler had starred? This seemingly fantastic idea grew into the present form in which we show a variety of films generally made before about 50-60 years ago.
We will often, although not always, include a film starring Marie Dressler.
The weekend on October 12-14 is best enjoyed as an event and not just a collection of great movies.
We start with a movie for pass holders only, then there’s our Gala reception followed by two films.
On Saturday we show a collection of six movies that range from very old, silent films starring Mary Pickford, Erich von Stroheim or Douglas Fairbanks, to talkies and musicals.
On Sunday we show four movies.