FARGO — Silent Movie Night, the annual celebration of live organ music and pre-talkie films, will be a streaming affair this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Red River Theatre Organ Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and engaging the community through the pipe organ, will livestream the event at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, on its Facebook page and YouTube channel. The evening will include RRTOS President Ryan Hardy, playing along to the classic, technologically groundbreaking “A Trip to the Moon” by Georges Méliès. Longtime area organist Lance Johnson will accompany the classic Buster Keaton comedy film “One Week.”
The event is a fundraiser for the Fargo Theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ. Rather than admission, viewers are encouraged to make a freewill donation on the RRTOS website or PO Box. More information is available at www.rrtos.org.