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Hollywood Signature Film Series

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 Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

Saturday, April 20, 2:00 PM

Hollywood organist Dean Lemire will be performing his original score on the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ.

Considered as the first true Hitchcock film by many and himself, This was the “master of suspen…