The General

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At the historic Orpheum

The Vancouver Civic Theatres Silent Movie Mondays present The General (1926)

Escape to the 1920s silent movie era at the Orpheum theatre! Vancouver Civic Theatres is thrilled to present Silent Movie Mondays, an immersive experience that screens popular silent films accompanied dramatic music played live on the historic Wurlitzer organ – the last theatre organ in Canada still performing in its original home.

One of the most revered comedies of the silent era, The General follows hapless railroad engineer Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton) as he faces off against Union soldiers during the American Civil War. When Johnny’s fiancée, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), is accidentally kidnapped on a train stolen by Northern forces, Gray pursues the soldiers using various modes of transportation.

Following each show, Vancouver Film School will host a lively discussion of the movie and the role of silent films in the evolution of film history. 

Tickets on sale March 14 at 10am from Ticketmaster.

Tickets From $16
Date Jun 5
Start time 7:30pm


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