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TOSDV Silent Film Festival: The Mark of Zorro

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The adventure portion will be “The Mark of Zorro”, starring Douglas Fairbanks, accompanied by Don Kinnier.  Remarkably then and now, Fairbanks performed his own stunts. Don Kinnier is well-remembered as the long-time house organist at the Colonial in the 1980s and 1990s.


The Organist, Don Kinnier started playing theatre organ and accompanying silent films in the Philly suburbs while in his teens.  His accompaniment skills have taken him to various organ societies and festivals in New York State where he occasionally has had to play the films “cold.”  That means never having seen the film prior to the screening.  In the 1970s and 1980s, he and his wife Judy Townsend assisted Jim Brenneman during the Kimball organ years at the Colonial Theatre which featured concerts, vaudeville acts, and silent films.   In recent years he has played for TOSDV at the Colonial with films like “Speedy.”   He has accompanied Halloween screenings for the Appell Center in York on the theatre’s Wurlitzer.

This program benefits the Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley (TOSDV) Theatre Organ Restoration Fund. For additional information visit; email



Adults: $15
Children: $5
Marathon: $35 (all 3 screenings for the whole day, see details here)

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When corrupt Governor Alvarado (George Periolat) crushes the poor people of Spanish California under his iron heel, wealthy fop Don Diego Vega (Douglas Fairbanks) sheds his silks, dons a mask and cape and becomes the legendary Zorro, defender of the people. Infuriated by Zorro’s meddling, Alvarado dispatches his right-hand man, Captain Ramon (Robert McKim), who has a score to settle with Zorro for stealing away the object of his desire: the lovely Lolita Pulido (Marguerite De La Motte).


  • Genre Action
  • Director Fred Niblo
  • Released 1920
  • Runtime 1h 30m
  • Rated Passed
  • Studio Douglas Fairbanks Pictures
  • CountryUnited States



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