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 Willamette University


The Wednesday Film Series

Spring/Summer 2016

The Historic Elsinore Theatre, in partnership with  Willamette University Film Studies present a program of classic and silent movies.

The silent films are  presented with live accompaniment by Rick Parks at the “Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.”

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

Series Sponsor:  Roth's Fresh Markets
Silent Film Organist - Rick Parks
Sustaining Partner: 
Allied Video Productions

Sponsored by:



April 27
7:00 pm
The Goonies (Richard Donner, 1985)
Cannon Beach, Astoria

Mikey and Brandon Walsh are brothers whose family is preparing to move because developers want to build a golf course in the place of their neighborhood -- unless enough money is raised to stop the construction of the golf course. But when Mikey stumbles upon a treasure map of the famed “One-Eyed” Willy’s hidden fortune, Mikey, Brandon, and their friends Lawrence “Chunk” Cohen, Clark “Mouth” Devereaux, Andrea “Andy” Carmichael, Stefanie “Stef” Steinbrenner, and Richard “Data” Wang, calling themselves The Goonies, set out on a quest to find the treasure in hopes of saving their neighborhood.

May 4
7:00 pm
The Ice Flood (George Seitz, 1926, Silent Screen with live organ accompaniment)
Klamath Falls

Jack De Quincy, an American graduate of Oxford, is still considered a wastrel playboy by his father, owner of a giant lumber company in the American northwest. To prove his manhood, his father sends him there to take charge of a large lumber camp, filled with brawny he-men who spend their time drinking, gambling and brawling when not cutting timber. Once there, Jack establishes himself by winning a fight against “Dum-Dum” Pete, the toughest man in those parts and manages to save his sweetheart, Marie O’Neill, the daughter of a rival lumber company, from drowning in the river when the spring thaw causes an ice-break flood.


May 11
7:00 pm
Bringing up Baby (Howard Hawks, 1938)

All the earnest paleontologist (Cary Grant) wants is a bone to complete his brontosaurus skeleton. What he gets is an out-of-control toboggan ride with a scatterbrained heiress (Katherine Hepburn) nuts about him (or maybe just nuts). Riding along are a dog named George, a leopard named Baby, a snooty society matron with a spare million, a caretaker on the sauce and more.

May 18
7:00 pm
Some Like it Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)

Nicky Nelson is a fast-talking sideshow barker with a wax-and-alive concession on Atlantic City’s boardwalk. Even with the band of his friend, struggling musician Gene Krupa, playing on the sidewalk to attract the customers, “The Living Corpse” and other low-rent acts aren’t enough to lure the seen-it-all boardwalk strollers and the landlord closes the show in lieu of never-paid rent. Nicky, always promoting, dreams up a plan to plug Krupa’s band and along the way meets singer Lily Racquel who provides the capital that Nicky promptly loses in a crap-game.

May 25
7:00 pm
The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940)

After getting a divorce from C. K. Dexter Haven, Tracy Lord prepares to marry again...however, in the days before her wedding, Haven and a reporter, posing as her brother’s friend, show up at her doorstep. From there, Tracy is forced to choose from her past love, her present love, and her new love. Staring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn & James Stewart.


June 15
7:00 pm
The Lodger (John Brahm ,1927, Silent Screen with live organ accompaniment)

In late Victorian London, Jack the Ripper has been killing and maiming actresses in the night. The Burtons are forced to take in a lodger due to financial hardship. He seems like a nice young man, but Mrs. Burton suspects him of being the ripper because of some mysterious and suspicious habits, and fears for her beautiful actress niece who lives with them.

June 22
7:00 pm
Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940)

A shy ladies’ companion, staying in Monte Carlo with her stuffy employer, meets the wealthy Maxim de Winter. She and Max fall in love, marry and return to Manderley, his large country estate in Cornwall. Max is still troubled by the death of his first wife, Rebecca, who died in a boating accident the year before. The second Mrs. de Winter clashes with the housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, and discovers that Rebecca still has a strange hold on everyone at Manderley.

June 29
7:00 pm
The Trouble with Harry (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955)

Academy Award winner Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, Mildred Natwick and Jerry Mathers star in this charming comedy mystery. The trouble with Harry is that he’s dead, and while no one really minds, everyone feels responsible. Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine make her screen debut in this New England romp that includes romance, humor….and several unearthings of the corpse.

July 6
7:00 pm
Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)

Following the conviction of her German father for treason against the U.S., Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman) takes to drink and men. She is approached by a government agent TR Devlin (Cary Grant) who asks her to spy on a group of her father’s Nazi friends operating out of Rio de Janeiro. A romance develops between Alicia and Devlin, but she starts to get too involved in her work.

Historic Elsinore Theatre
170 High St SE, Salem OR 97301

All films at the Historic Elsinore Theatre. Doors open at 6:15 pm, movies begin at 7:00 pm.

Films subject to change.


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