Theaters are full of movies trying to convince you that louder is better. But there's still a place in Utah that recalls a time when movies didn't shout -- or even whisper, for that matter.
The Organ Loft in Salt Lake City continues its tradition of showcasing classic silent films, accompanied by Blaine Gale at the mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ. The fall 2009 schedule has been announced, and the lineup includes perennial favorites (including the pre-Halloween showings of Lon Chaney in The Phantom of the Opera Oct. 21-23), the great comedians (Buster Keaton in Our Hospitality, pictured, Sept. 24-25) and less widely-known rarities. This year, Douglas Fairbanks gets the showcase treatment with three early features: Wild and Woolly (Sept. 10-11); A Modern Musketeer (Oct. 8-9); and When the Clouds Roll By (Nov. 19-20. Visit the Website for full schedule, and plan a visit to the Organ Loft to experience a different era in cinema.