The Theatre is funded in part with a Facility Operating Grant from the City of Salem’s Transient Occupancy Tax Funds


The Historic Elsinore Theatre and Chemeketa Community College

The Wednesday Evening Film Series

The Historic Elsinore Theatre, in partnership with the Chemeketa Community College Humanities Department & Film Studies Program, presents a program of classic movies.

Our fall 2014 series of nine presentations begins September 24th with Leo McCarey’s screwball comedy masterpiece, The Awful Truth.  It’s the first of three delightful films about characters whose happiness and personal identity are challenged in a great city –– Manhattan, Paris, and Florence.  The Silent Program will offer three movie evenings, beginning October 1st with four short films featuring comedian Harold Lloyd.  And, beginning with Rebecca on November 5, we’ll be presenting a mini-festival of three Alfred Hitchcock movies in three weeks.

Program notes offering commentary are provided only at our six Classic Program screenings.  Silent Program presentations feature digitally restored prints whenever possible and live musical accompaniment by Rick Parks on the “Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.”

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the Historic Elsinore Theatre, and at all Tickets West locations.  Phone 503.375.3574 for information.  Box office and doors open at 6:15 pm, movies start at 7:00 pm.  

Series Coordinator:  Robert Bibler, Chemeketa CC Film Studies Program.
Silent Film Organist:  Rick Parks.
Sustaining Partner: 
Allied Video Productions  

November 19
7:00 pm
Shadow of a Doubt
 (Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 1943)

A major masterpiece and Hitchcock’s personal favorite among his films.  It is 1943, and the world is at war.  Charlotte, a bored teenage girl (Teresa Wright) living in small town, wishes her distant uncle would “come and shake us all up.”  And Uncle Charlie mysteriously arrives.  Young “Charlie” is quite attracted to her debonair namesake, but as he occupies her room, her home, and blends effortlessly into her family and community, she becomes aware of a chasm of darkness within him.  As Hitchcock’s first full-blown portrait of a psychopathic personality, Uncle Charlie (masterfully played by Joseph Cotton) represents a capacity for evil that the young woman must come to acknowledge –– within herself and her world. Rich characters and wonderful texture of small town life thanks in part to the screenplay contribution of Thornton Wilder’s (Our Town).  108 minutes.

"Not only psychologically intriguing, but a sharp dissection of middle American life, in its own quiet way an ancestor of Blue Velvet.  Funny, gripping, and expertly shot by Joe Valentine." ––Time Out Film Guide

The Film Studies program at Chemeketa Community College offers courses in film appreciation.  See the College website www.chemeketa.edu for further information.

Historic Elsinore Theatre
170 High St SE, Salem OR 97301  

All films at the Historic Elsinore Theatre.  Box office and doors open at 6:15 pm, movies begin at 7 pm.

Films subject to change.


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