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Buster Keaton THE GENERAL With Theatre Organ Accompaniment by David Peckham

  • Dates: April 9, 2017
  • Times: 4:00 pm
  • Admission: General Admission Tickets: $15 Processing and facility maintenance fees apply.Youth and Group discounts available – please inquire
  • Clemens Center
    207 Clemens Center Parkway
    Elmira, NY 14902-1046
  • Phone: 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159
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Clemens Center presents Buster Keaton THE GENERAL With Theatre Organ Accompaniment by David Peckham Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 4:00 pm Buster Keaton THE GENERAL – a 1926 American Silent Comedy Film directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman is coming to the Clemens Center on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. and will feature accompaniment by David Peckham on the Marr and Colton Theatre Organ. “Consistently ranked among the greatest films ever made, Buster Keaton’s THE GENERAL is so brilliantly conceived and executed that it continues to inspire awe and laughter with every viewing.” Rejected by the Confederate army as unfit and taken for a coward by his beloved Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), young Johnny Gray (Keaton) is given a chance to redeem himself when Yankee spies steal his cherished locomotive. Johnny sets out to single-handedly win the war with the help of his locomotive. What follows is without exaggeration, probably the most cleverly choreographed comedy recorded on celluloid. Joined by theatre organ accompaniment with Resident Theatre Organist, David Peckham, this is an afternoon of fun not to be missed!

Buster Keaton THE GENERAL With Theatre Organ Accompaniment by David Peckham
  • Clemens Center
  • 207 Clemens Center Parkway
  • Elmira, NY 14902-1046
  • April 9, 2017 to April 9, 2017
  • General Admission Tickets: $15 Processing and facility maintenance fees apply.Youth and Group discounts available – please inquire

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Clemens Center

207 Clemens Center Parkway
Elmira, NY 14902-1046
(607) 734-8191
Located in Mark Twain Country just south of the Finger Lakes, the Clemens Center is the region's premier performing arts center with two spectacular performance spaces. Mandeville Hall is a flexible, black box venue suitable for intimate performances, corporate events, and parties. The majestic Powers Theater is an architectural treasure that has been restored to its vaudevillian-era grandeur. Magnificent murals, gold-leaf details, and reconstructed opera boxes adorn the theater just as they did when it opened in 1925. The 1,618-seat venue has been called the most beautiful theatre between New York City and Buffalo—it is truly awe-inspiring! Renovation in 2008 included expanding the stage and upgrading technical equipment, making it possible to showcase the best in live entertainment. From nationally touring Broadway shows and dazzling dance programs to rousing rock 'n' roll concerts and feel-good family entertainment, the Clemens Center excites and delights audiences of all ages! The Center’s mission, though, extends beyond entertainment and into the community through school programs, outreach activities for the underserved, and subsidized facility rentals for its six Resident Companies: Common Time Choral Group, Elmira Little Theatre, New Heights Dance Theater, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre, and Thursday Morning Musicales. These nonprofit arts organizations provide community members with the opportunity to perform several times a year on a professional theatre stage. The Clemens Center is the perfect place to connect with family and friends and enjoy memorable experiences that enrich, inspire, and amaze.