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The General

Directed by Clyde Bruckman. US. 1926. NR. 107 minutes. DVD. Tickets: $5 - $13.50. Buy tickets online.
Presented by Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley
Sat., May 19, 2012
May 19, 2012
7:00 pm

Pre-Show starts at 7pm and the film starts at 7:30pm. It’s the American Civil War…Johnnie Gray loves The General (his train) and Annabelle Lee (his girl). When Union spies steal his beloved train – with his beloved lady on board –  Johnnie springs into action. Will engineer Johnnie get his train back? Will lovelorn Johnnie get his girl back? This 1926 silent film comedy, starring Buster Keaton, is based on a Civil War event. Live musical score performed by Jim Riggs on the TOSDV Wurlitzer Pipe Organ.

Jim Riggs is an internationally-regarded concert and recording artist and is one of a handful of silent film scoring specialists in the world. After serving 21 years as the house organist at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA, Riggs is currently the artsist-in-residence for Witchita Theatre Organ, Inc. He is also the house organist for the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, playing at least 8 silent films per year.


Adults: $13.50
Children <13: $5
General admission seating. Ticket prices do not include the $1.50 per ticket Service Fee (max. $6). These fees will be calculated at check out. Tickets available with cash, check or credit card at the Colonial Theatre Box Office, or online. Click on the “Buy Tickets” link at the upper right of any page of our website to buy your tickets online. For additional information visit the Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley online at; email; or call 215-780-0831.