Nestled just below trendy Melrose Avenue is one of Hollywoods most unique movie-going experiences. The Silent Movie Theatre, founded in 1942, is the only operational silent cinema in the U.S. In an intimate theater, flanked by photos of the stars of the Silent Era, you can watch a classic Keaton comedy or a Fairbanks swashbuckler or a lesser known film.
Each screening consists of a cartoon, several short films and the main feature. A pianist accompanies the films, providing a lively interaction you wont get from a video or DVD. Host and current owner, Charlie Lustman, keeps things light with games, jokes and his Take Me To The Silent Picture Show theme song. The venue includes a cappuccino lounge, photo gallery and courtyard, open during intermission.
Its an opportunity to step back in time for a few hours and experience early cinema.