The charm of black and white movies will come alive at a film night presented by the Maitland and District Historical Society.
At Saturday’s old-style movie experience at St John’s Hall the audience will be treated to a full-length film from the 1930s called One Hour With You.
The American musical comedy is about a married couple who find themselves attracted to other people.
It was produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch and features Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald.
The film will be played on an original 16 millimetre projector.
“It is black and white and the original film in its original canister,” society president Keith Cockburn said.
“It will give people an idea of what it was like in the old days with the rattle of the projector.”
After the 80-minute movie there will be intermission and supper followed by the screening of several short films and cartoons, including Betty Boop.
St John’s Hall, on the corner of High and Cathedral streets, Maitland, was originally a theatre and will add to the charm of the evening.
“As a historical society it is appropriate we hold an event like this one,” he said.
The doors open at 7pm and admission costs $20 which includes entry and supper.
All of the money raised will go toward the future operations of the historical society and the Maitland Regional Museum.
For more information phone 0438 623 299.
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