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To celebrate the installation of our new marquee, the Hollywood Theatre is presenting a 35mm screening of Buster Keaton's The General with live organ accompaniment by Dean LeMire! (Thanks to the Columbia River Theater Organ Society .)
Johnnie (Buster Keaton) loves his train ("The General") and Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War begins he is turned down for service because he's more valuable as an engineer. Annabelle thinks it's because he's a coward. Union spies capture The General with Annabelle on board. Johnnie must rescue both his loves.
This evening will give you a chance to come out and marvel at the new marquee as well as experience an amazing film that was shot in Oregon and made the same year as the theatre was built, 1926! The General is considered by critics to be one of the greatest films ever made - and a live organ soundtrack will make it a cinematic experience not to be missed!
Live Organ Accompaniment by Dean Lemire
Dean Lemire is a native of Portland, Oregon. He started playing the piano at the age of five. His training in classical piano was with Mary Dunlap, Music Department Chair, at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Dean is a staff organist at Oaks Park Roller Rink , Portland, Oregon, where, for over 40 years, holds forth at the console of the mighty 4/18 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ. Dean can be heard playing the Oaks Park Wurlitzer on the last Sunday night of each month as well as performing jazz piano and various venues and events in the Portland area.