Silent Movie: SUNRISE April 24, 7:00 pm
THE SILENT SERIES AT THE CAROLINA PRESENTS SUNRISE
See the iconic silent movie, accompanied by acclaimed organist Ron Carter LIVE on the Carolina Theatre’s Robert Morton Pipe Organ! Original to the Carolina’s opening night in 1927, the organ is the only remaining Robert Morton Pipe Organ in the state.
Bored with his wife (Janet Gaynor), their baby, and the dull routine of farm life, a farmer (George O’Brien) falls under the spell of a flirtatious city girl (Margaret Livingston) who convinces him to drown his wife so they can escape together. When his wife becomes suspicious of his plan and runs away to the city, the farmer pursues her, slowly regaining her trust as the two rediscover their love for each other in this award-winning silent classic. 1927. Not Rated. 1 hour, 46 minutes.
ABOUT RON CARTER
Ron Carter is a sought after theatre organ and silent film accompanist playing in theaters throughout the southeast. He is the theatre organ consultant for Allen Organ Studios of Atlanta, the house organist for both the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, and the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta, Georgia. He has been a member of the Strand Theatre Board of Trustees since its inception 14 years ago having served as Board Secretary for 13 of those years. He is also the past Chairman of the Board for Marietta’s Pops Orchestra, Symphony on the Square. Ron is the former President of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society and a recipient of its 2009 Life Time Achievement Award, the American Theatre Organ Society’s 2009 Honorary Member award, and was recognized by the Cobb County Georgia Cultural Arts Board as Cobb’s 2010 Outstanding Instrumentalist.
Ron has served five churches in a part time capacity as organist/choir director for over 40 years, and is currently part of a team of organists who play for worship services at Marietta First Baptist Church. He is also a retired Commander of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation after serving 38 years in public law enforcement. Ron and his lovely wife of 49 years, Donna, live in Marietta, Georgia and have one son, John, daughter-in-law Julie and two precious grand children, Abby and Jake!
Silent Series at the Carolina tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for students, teachers, seniors & military. Prices include sales tax.
Please note: There is an additional $3.50 per ticket web fee for Internet purchases; call the Carolina Theatre Box Office at 336-333-2605 to avoid those charges. (Tickets are also available at the door.) You can opt to have tickets mailed to you for a $1 postage fee, or you can pick up tickets in will call for no additional charge.