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Pipe Organ Pictures

Silent films presented as they were meant to be experienced - with live organ accompaniment! Every film in this series is complemented by an original score, created and performed live by a professional musician.

The Hollywood organ is dedicated to the memory of Beverly Ruth Nelson and is the result of a partnership between the Hollywood Theatre and the nonprofit Columbia River Theatre Organ Society. The instrument, a uniquely American invention sometimes called a Unit Orchestra, is equipped with many orchestral voices and sound effects, and was designed specifically for use with silent films. It is the only such instrument in a public theatre in Portland.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

See Lon Chaney in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1923)!

Based on Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel, the film is notable for the grand sets that recall 15th century Paris...

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Saturday, June 22