Second Saturday Silent Cinema presents: Beyond the Rocks

See this great silent film the way it was meant to be seen! With live organ accompaniment by Dennis Scott.

Named by Chicago Magazine as the Best New Film Series of 2011 and recently hailed by the Chicago Reader‘s J.R. Jones as one of the best movie matinee series in the city, the Music Box Silent Cinema Series is presented on the second Saturday of each month at noon.

All films are shown “authentically” in 35mm at proper silent film speed and aspect ratio with live accompaniment by Dennis Scott at the Music Box Theatre organ.


Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students.

Beyond the Rocks

directed by Sam Wood starring Gloria Swanson, Rudolph Valentino

This silent romance starring film legends Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino was long considered one of the great “lost” films from the Hollywood golden age; only a one-minute fragment was known to exist.

Lost for over eighty years, film cataloguers at the Nederlands Filmmuseum were amazed to find the first two nitrate reels of Beyond the Rocks when inventorying a vast collection of nitrate bequeathed to them by a film collector. The Filmmuseum staff then searched for many tense months until they found and identified all the missing reels of the film.

Lovingly restored, see this stunning tale of romance once again!

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