Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplain may have created movies with no soundtrack, but there will be sound, and lots of it, when The Old School House arts centre (TOSH) presents A Night at the Silent Movies on Feb. 25.
Executive director Corinne James said the event, being held as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations at TOSH, will feature a piano accompaniment by a live musician.
“We have invited Bruce Vogt, an international concert pianist and head of the music department at the University of Victoria,” she said.
“He has done this before, in London just before Christmas and in Paris last year, so he has some experience.
Vogt will accompany two short films by Charlie Chaplain and one feature film by Buster Keaton.
“Way back, they used to have live pianists accompanying these wonderful films and we are going to do that here,” James said. “When the girl is tied up on the railroad track, we will have the appropriate music. It’s going to be great.”
Tickets for the event are $18 and they’re going fast, she said, with 46 of the approximately 80 available spots already snapped up.
“We just started selling them a week ago Sunday,” James said. “They are really going fast.”
The ticket price includes popcorn and other fun snacks, James said.
Tickets can be purchased at The Old School House arts centre at 122 Fern Road in Qualicum Beach.