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Tonight’s silent film with live music accompaniment has been rescheduled until Wednesday April 5. 2017
Filmed in Tahiti in the 1920s, capturing the untouched beauty of the Pacific Islands.
Come for a mid-week sunset session on the inlet and enjoy the live music to black and white film experience.
This was the first film in which Leo the MGM lion, roared during the introduction.
Because there were no sound facilities in Hollywood, Douglas Shearer took the completed silent film to New Jersey, where he added a synchronized music score and sound effects.
Though the film’s credits claim it was shot on location in the Marquesas Islands with ‘authentic’ islanders, it was actually shot 900 miles away in Tahiti.
This was MGM’s first sound picture, and premiered in Hollywood at Sid Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Friday, 3 Aug 1928.