The General (Silent Movie)
THE SILENT SERIES AT THE CAROLINA PRESENTS THE GENERAL
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.
ABOUT THE GENERAL
One of the most revered comedies of the silent era, The General finds hapless Southern railroad engineer Johnnie Gray (Buster Keaton) facing off against Union soldiers during the American Civil War. When Johnnie’s fiancée, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), is accidentally taken while on a train stolen by Northern forces, Gray pursues the soldiers, using various modes of transportation in comic action scenes that highlight Keaton’s boundless wit and dexterity. (1926, Not Rated, 1 hour and 47 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.
SILENT SERIES AT THE CAROLINA tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for students, teachers, seniors, military & first responders. Prices include sales tax.
Guests can opt to have tickets mailed to them for a $1 postage fee, or can pick tickets up at will call for no additional charge.
Please note: There is an additional $3.50 per ticket service fee on web purchases. To avoid this charge, call the Carolina Theatre Box Office at 336-333-2605 (open Monday through Friday, from noon until 5PM), or visit the Carolina Theatre in person.
See you at the theatre!