The Journal Gazette
Friday, July 31, 2020 1:00 am

Embassy Theatre to resume showing films

COREY MCMAKEN | The Journal Gazette

Embassy Theatre will show several movies in the coming weeks, starting with Buster Keaton comedies this weekend.

Both of those black-and-white films will feature accompaniment on the Embassy's Grande Page Pipe Organ.

At 7 p.m. today is “Seven Chances” with organist Clark Wilson. The 1925 silent film finds Keaton as a struggling stockbroker with only hours to find a woman to marry him so he can inherit millions.

“Cops” at 7 p.m. Saturday features organist Cletus Goens. In the 1922 silent film, Keaton plays a man being chased all over Los Angeles by the police after getting on their bad side during a parade.

Tickets for each of the films is $10 at the Embassy box office, 424-5665 or The movies will also be streamed on the Embassy's website.

In August, the Embassy's free 2020 Film Series resumes with movies that were postponed due to the pandemic. The series is exploring issues of equal rights and social justice as it marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which ensured women the right to vote.

The movies are at 3 p.m. Sundays starting Aug. 9 with “Milk.” Other movies in the series are “Suffragette” on Aug. 16, “9 to 5” on Aug. 23 and “Mary Poppins” on Aug. 30.

Though admission to films in the series is free, tickets are required to accommodate social distancing requirements. Contact the Embassy box office to reserve tickets.

As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, the Embassy is also marking tickets with entrance doors and arrival times, which patrons are asked to follow to help avoid congested lines.

The Journal Gazette is the media sponsor for all six films.

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