A Special Message from the SFSC

The 2014 Silent Summer Film Festival is history!  We had a great summer at the fabulous Pickwick Theater and its Mighty Wurlitzer theater pipe organ in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Thanks to all that made it the wonderful event that it was: our talented lobby staff, technical staff, promotional staff, plus our gifted photoplay organists as well as the pre-show jazz groups.

But the festival wouldn’t be as great as it is without the marvelous support from our SFSC membership and patrons. Thank you!

Let’s do it again next year!

The Silent Film Society of Chicago


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"The Shadow" Live Studio Recreation
& The Haunted House
September 27th, 2014

St. John Cantius
825 N Carpenter
Chicago, IL

Doors open at 5:30pm - performance begins at 6pm

The Shadow: Sisters in Blood Only
The Norridge "Those Were The Days" Radio Players
Organist: Jay Warren
The Haunted House (1921)
Starring: Buster Keaton, Virgina Fox
Organist: Jay Warren
General Admission: $10
Children 12 and Under: $5

Advance tickets can be purchased from the St. John Cantius website.

Silent Horror Film Festival
October 12-14, 2014

Portage Theater
4050 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60641

All films begin at 8pm. Please visit our events page for detailed information and to purchase your tickets.

Sunday, October 12th
The Phantom of The Opera (1925)
Starring: Lon Cheney, Mary Philbin
Director: Rupert Julien
Organist: Jay Warren
Monday, October 13th
The Hands of Orlac (1924)
Starring: Conrad Veit
Director: Fritz Lang
Organist: Jay Warren
Tuesday, October 14th
The Monster (1925)
Starring: Lon Cheney, Johnny Arthur, Gertrude Olmstead
Director: Roland West
Organist: Jay Warren

Bonus! Come dressed as a Mad Scientist for our costume contest!