What’s On: Silent Cinema

The Baycourt silent cinema is expected to be another great success. Photo: Supplied.

Put your dapper outfit on and be sent back in time to the roaring 20s for a silent cinema experience.

Night Owl Cinema and Baycourt are presenting a Silent Cinema – Charlie Chaplin's The Circus at the Baycourt Community and Arts Centre on Durham Street tonight.

The Silent Cinema will be a night of 1920s circus fun for the whole family, with candy floss, popcorn and circus acts on the Baycourt lawn and in the foyer from 4pm, with the screening taking place at 5pm.

Baycourt manager Megan Peacock Coyle says Silent Cinema - The Circus is a family-friendly show and a great way to introduce your children, or grandchildren, to a bit of film history.

“Silent Cinema is always an amazing and really fun show, and what's been really cool for us here at Baycourt is seeing the number of people turning up, plus the buzz and excitement around each event, growing from year to year.”

“Baycourt is now a hub for silent films in the Bay of Plenty; not only are we involved in presenting Silent Cinema but we're also running the Young Filmmakers Workshops, which are part of the New Zealand Regionals International Youth Silent Film Festival, during the July school holidays.” 

Each edition of the silent cinema sees Baycourt fitted out in 1920s theme and each screening features musical accompaniment from renowned organist Ron Clark playing the Mighty Wurlitzer organ. 

“To see the organ twirl out of the stage and have the music accompany the film is an awe inspiring experience,” says Night Owl Cinema founder Kim Cleland.  

“You get so swept up in the film you forget there is somebody playing the live score and making all the sound effects.  Seeing the organ pipes which are built into the walls of Baycourt in action feels like a very special opportunity – we have loved being involved.”

Tickets will be available online from www.ticketek.co.nz, 0800 TICKETEK or over the counter at the Baycourt Box Office on Durham Street, Tauranga.

If that's not for you, check out some of the other activities on today.

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Village Radio

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