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Silent Movies Made Musical

Presented by Friends of Music Hall at Music Hall, Cincinnati OH

Apr 07 2022
Silent Movies Made Musical

Buster Keaton and Marceline Day in The Cameraman

Friends of Music Hall presents silent films accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer organ live on April 7.

The Friends of Music Hall presents silent films accompanied by the Albee Theatre Mighty Wurlitzer organ live, in-person in the Music Hall Ballroom. Two showings are set for Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  The popular concert series brings back renowned organist and arranger Clark Wilson. He will accompany a pair of romantic silent comedies, THE CAMERAMAN and MABEL AT THE WHEEL.

THE CAMERAMAN (1928) is a comedy classic featuring the legendary film comedian, Buster Keaton (1895-1966). He plays a sidewalk tintype photographer who falls hard for Sally, a secretary from MGM’s newsreel department, played by Marceline Day (1908-2000). To win her attention, he abandons portrait photography and tries to become an MGM news cameraman. Despite his initial incompetence, Sally takes to him although another cameraman also has designs on her.

MABEL AT THE WHEEL (1914) is a comedy short directed by and starring Mabel Normand (1893-1930). She plays a lively young lady who’s dating a racecar-driving boyfriend. The film’s villain, played by the legendary Charlie Chaplin, kidnaps the driver and puts Mable “at the wheel.”  Norman was a cinematic pioneer, directing 26 films before her untimely death at age 36.


All seats for performances at Music Hall’s ballroom are reserved. Tickets are $32, with discounts for groups of 40 or more. Reservations can be made by calling 513-621-ARTS (2787), online via, or at the ticket offices in Music Hall or the Aronoff Center. The number for group sales: 513-977-4157.

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  • Buster Keaton in The Cameraman


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1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Several parking options surround Music Hall. A 450-space underground garage at Washington Park is located directly across Elm Street from the front doors of venue. This convenient garage also has handicapped parking and elevators. A surface lot between Music Hall and Memorial Hall is accessible from Elm Street and Central Parkway. Convenient parking is also available at the Town Center Parking (CET) Garage on Central Parkway. Pay-on-entry parking is $10-$15 for special events at all nearby lots. For more information about parking at Music Hall, call (513) 744-3344.

Handicapped-Accessible Parking: There are several handicap-designated spots at the Washington Park Garage across the street from Music Hall, as well as at the surface lot located between Music Hall and Memorial Hall and in the Town Center (CET) Garage on Central Parkway. We recommend arriving early for the best parking. You may also drop off patrons in front of Music Hall on Elm Street and then park. If you require wheelchair assistance, please alert a security officer and they will contact a staff member to bring a wheelchair out to the curb and assist you to your seats.


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Guests are required to wear masks at all times in Music Hall, regardless of vaccination status. Ticket holders 12 years of age and older must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for entry. A corresponding photo ID also will be required for individuals 18 years of age and older. Ticket holders under age 12 are not required to show proof of vaccination but must wear a mask at all times. 

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