Silent Film Shows

The PRSO prides itself in their authentic performances of silent films. Hear and see the films as they were originally presented at their debut!

NEW! Harold Lloyd Entertainment Partnership. Visit our Harold Lloyd Page for more information!

The Charlie Chaplin Film Festival! – In 1914, a short man in baggy trousers, a derby cane, and short mustache took the world by storm. One hundred years, the films of Charlie Chaplin still delight audiences! Peacherine underscores a selection of his early classics, as you would have seen them upon their original release! A sure hit to delight audiences of all ages.


Buster Keaton’s THE GENERAL – One of the most celebrated films of all time! Keaton’s masterpiece, based on the Great Locomotive Chase of the Civil War. Join us for “Love, Locomotive, and Laughs!”


An Evening With Chaplin & Keaton – Two of the kings of comedy come together for an evening of laughs! Combine two of their best films with a condensed version of our concert program, for an evening of music and movie fun!

Masters of Silent Comedy – A comical combination of classics! Choose between the films of Charlie Chaplin, Charley Chase, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Laurel & Hardy, and Monty Banks, for an evening of laughs. Our Most Popular Silent Film Program!

Keaton Komedy – The Great Stone Face in several of his celebrated short films!

Nautical Nonsense – Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd star in two hilarious comedies parodying life on the seas – Combine Buster Keaton’s THE BOAT or THE NAVIGATOR with Harold Lloyd’s CAPTAIN KIDDS KIDS or A SAILOR MADE MAN for a night of… Nautical Nonsense!

Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween – Our spooky Halloween program combines two to three horror-themed comedy classics, Buster Keaton’s THE HAUNTED HOUSE,Charlie Chaplin’s One A.M., Harold Lloyd’s HAUNTED SPOOKS and/or Laurel & Hardy’s HABEUS CORPUS, and a condensed version of our concert program. Perfect for events in October. Bring the kids in costume!

F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu – F.W. Murnau’s classic adaptation of Dracula comes to life! Perfect for Halloween!

Lon Chaney’s Phantom Of The Opera – Lon Chaney stars in the first film adaptation of the classic Phantom Of The Opera. Perfect for Halloween!

Christmas At The Silent Movies! – Our delightful Holiday program combines several Edison shorts telling the classic Christmas stories: A CHRISTMAS CAROL and THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, along with two comedy classics, Buster Keaton’s The Frozen North (1922) and the 1929 Laurel & Hardy short BIG BUSINESS. Combined with several Christmas themed ragtime selections, this is a delightful yuletide potpourri!

Silent Film Features

Choose below from our selection of feature-length drama, action, and comedies available:

Lon Chaney – The Phantom of The Opera (1925)

Buster Keaton – The General (1926), College (1927), and Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928)

F.W. Murnau – Nosferatu (1922)

Charlie Chaplin – Shoulder Arms (1918)

Douglas Fairbanks – The Mark of Zorro (1920)

Harold Lloyd – Grandma’s Boy (1922), Safety Last (1923), Hot Water (1924), Girl Shy (1924), The Freshman (1925), For Heaven’s Sake (1926), The Kid Brother (1927), Speedy (1928)

For a full list of films available, please email us.

Want to screen a different film than listed above with Peacherine? Email us with your ideas!

To bring a PRSO event to your venue, please email us at, call us at 443-694-4116, or use the contact form on the “Contact Us” page.

Samples of Silent Film Accompaniment

Sample Audio Clips
Upcoming Events
March 7, 2019 – Spearfish, SD – 7:30 PM

Masters of Silent Comedy! Silent film program at the historic Matthews Opera House, 612 N Main St, Spearfish, SD. For tickets and more information, visit:, or call (605) 642-7973.

March 8, 2019 – Scottsbluff, NE – 7:30 PM

Masters of Silent Comedy! Silent film program at the historic Midwest Theater, 1707 Broadway, Scottsbluff, NE. For tickets and more information, visit:, call (308) 632-4311, or email

March 9, 2019 – Holdrege, NE – 7:30 PM

Masters of Silent Comedy! Silent film program at The Tassel, Phelps County Center for the Performing Arts, 1324 Tilden St., Holdrege, NE. For tickets and more information, visit:, call (308) 995-2717 or email

March 10, 2019 – Oakley, KS – 3:00 PM

Masters of Silent Comedy! Silent film program for the Western Plains Arts Association. At Oakley High School, 118 West 7th, Oakley, KS. For tickets and more information, visit:, call (785) 460-5518 or email

Peacherine Orchestra Store
PRSO 78 - Knockout Drops and That International Rag

PRSO's first Vinyl 78. (BSW-595) $15 USD

Step With Pep CD

The Ragtime and Dance Music of Mel B. Kaufman (BSW-2234). PRSO's second CD featuring music by the "King of the One Step." $20 USD.

Elite Syncopations CD

Favorites from the Ragtime Era (BSW-2242). PRSO's third CD featuring a variety of ragtime favorites, including The Entertainer, Alexander's Ragtime Band, and more! $20 USD.