The Freshman with Live Music and Reception

Please join us for a special night of live music, camaraderie, and Harold Lloyd’s classic The Freshman.

Doors open at 7pm with a reception and live jazz music. Then at 8pm, we start with live vaudeville acts, and a screening of The Freshman with live organ accompaniment by our own Dennis Scott on the Music Box Theatre organ! Joining us for the evening is one of Chicago’s premier jazz bands The Fat Babies. The Fat Babies are a seven piece jazz band interpreting classic styles of the 1920s and 30s.


Tickets are $15.

The Freshman

directed by Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor starring Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict in English

Harold heads off to college and quickly discovers that making friends involves more than aping the antics he’s seen in the movies. To further his search for popularity, he manages to join the football team, but only as a combination water boy/tackling dummy. Finally, Harold gets his chance when the coach runs out of substitutes during the big game and reluctantly puts him on the field. Will our bespectacled hero reach the goal line, or will he be fodder for the leatherheads on the opposing team? What follows is more of the action/comedy that only Lloyd could devise.

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