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!

Comedy Shorts Film Programs

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 movie and music fun. Our Most Popular Silent Film Program!

Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween – Our spooky Halloween program combines three ghostly comedy classics, Buster Keaton’s THE HAUNTED HOUSE,Charlie Chaplin’s THE ADVENTURER., and Laurel & Hardy’s HABEUS CORPUS, and a condensed version of our concert program, all played live. Offered in October and November. Bring the kids in costume!

Douglas Fairbank’s The Mark of Zorro – The film that inspired Batman and Errol Flynn! See the swashbuckling antics of Douglas Fairbanks in the first-ever film production of ZORRO! Justice for all!

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

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

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 – Sherlock Jr. (1924), The General (1926), College (1927), and Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928)

F.W. Murnau – Nosferatu (1922)

Charlie Chaplin – Shoulder Arms (1918), The Kid (1921)

Douglas Fairbanks – The Mark of Zorro (1920)

Harold Lloyd – Safety Last (1923), The Freshman (1925), The Kid Brother (1927)

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

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Upcoming Events
October 11, 2019 – Orange City, IA – 7:30 PM

Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween! Silent film program for Orange City Arts at the Unity Knight Center, 216 Michigan Ave SW, Orange City, IA. For tickets/more information, visit: or call 712-707-6514.

October 12, 2019 – Concordia, KS – 8:00 PM

Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween! Silent film program at the historic Brown Grand Opera House, 310 W 6th St, Concordia, KS. For tickets/more information, visit: or call 785-243-2553

October 13, 2019 – Quincy, IL – 4:00 PM

Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween! Silent film program for the Quincy Civic Music Association. At the Morrison Theater, 14th & Maine St, Quincy, IL . For tickets/more information, visit: or call 217-224-5499

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.