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The Black Pirate with Live Organ Accompaniment

Directed by Albert Parker. 1926. NR. 1 hour 34 minutes. DVD.

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The Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley presents a classic silent movie with Brett Miller at the console!

Pirates loot a ship of its riches before blowing it up. Father-and-son survivors of noble birth wash ashore of an island, and the injured father perishes. The son (Douglas Fairbanks) promises to seek revenge by infiltrating the same band of buccaneers and bringing them to justice. Posing as the “Black Pirate,” he defeats the captain, captures a merchant ship single-handedly and earns himself a role as their new leader. Unanticipated is a princess (Billie Dove) who needs protection

A celebrated concert organist and silent film accompanist, 17-year-old Brett Miller is a member of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, his high school marching band, jazz ensemble and the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS). Along with his brother, Brett founded, a musical initiative to help fund the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. They both received the White House Student Film Festival honorable mention for a film about their service work. Brett was also the recipient of the Kohl’s Care and Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Brett is thrilled to be playing on TOSDV’s Wurlitzer theatre organ at the Colonial!

There is plenty of parking near the theatre, and it’s free on Sundays!


Adults: $12
Children <13: $7
General admission seating. Ticket prices include a $2.00 per ticket Processing Fee. Tickets available with cash, check or credit card at the Colonial Theatre Box Office, or online.