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
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!
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!
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 classic adaptation of Dracula comes to life!
Lon Chaney stars in the first film adaptation of the classic Phantom Of The Opera.
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!
Choose below from our selection of feature-length drama, action, and comedies available:
The Phantom of The Opera (1925)
Sherlock Jr. (1924), The General (1926), College (1927), and Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928)
Shoulder Arms (1918), The Kid (1921)
The Mark of Zorro (1920)
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!
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: https://orangecityarts.net or call 712-707-6514.
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: http://www.browngrand.org or call 785-243-2553
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: http://www.quincycivicmusic.org/ or call 217-224-5499
PRSO's first Vinyl 78. (BSW-595) $15 USD
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.
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.