Buster Keaton’s THE GENERAL with live Wurlitzer Organ at The Bardavon Feb 13 - Daily Hudson Valley News

Buster Keaton’s THE GENERAL with live Wurlitzer Organ at The Bardavon Feb 13

Jan 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Entertainment

The Bardavon 1869 Opera House will continue its 17th season of classic films on the big screen on Friday February 13 at 7:30pm with the hilarious 1926 silent film masterpiece THE GENERAL starring Buster Keaton and featuring an original score written & performed on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ by Juan Cardona, Jr. All seats are just $6.

The General is an American silent comedy-action-adventure film inspired by The Great Locomotive Chase of 1862, and adapted from the memoir by William Pittenger. It stars Buster Keaton, who also co-directed with Clyde Bruckman. Today it is considered to be one of the greatest films ever made; it’s ranked among the American Film Institute’s 100 Best American Movies of All Time.

Juan Cardona, Jr. has been the house organist at the Bardavon for over 10 years, and the staff organist at the Thomaston Opera House for past 15 years. In 1994 and 1995, he won first place in the American Theatre Organ Society’s Hobbyist Division Competition. Juan began his silent film work by accompanying cartoons at a stage production of School House Rock at the Thomaston Opera House. He also accompanied the Academy Award-winning film Wings as his first full-length feature. He went on to score other films including Phantom of the Opera, Robin Hood, The Beloved Rogue, Tell it to the Marines, Speedy, The General; and silent short comedies The Great Race, Big Business and One Week.

The Bardavon’s Friday Film Series is made possible by: Marshall & Sterling Insurance. The Wurlitzer Organ is presented exclusively by: the New York Theatre Organ Society.

The Bardavon Marshall & Sterling Friday Film Series will continue with: A Hard Day’s Night (3/20); and The African Queen (4/3)

All seats are just $6 and general admission and are available at:

Bardavon Box Office
35 Market Street

UPAC Box Office
601 Broadway


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