by Jes Gonzalez

Please contact Anne at if you know
of any Buster Keaton cinema screenings with live musical accompaniment in your area so we can add them to this Calendar and help promote Buster's films and your theater. Thanks!


Comedy Short Subject Night
The Pawnshop (1916, Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance), THE PLAYHOUSE (1921, Buster Keaton), His Royal Slyness (1920, Harold Lloyd), Wrong Again (1929, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy)
Judy Rosenberg at the piano
Edison Theatre
37417 Niles Blvd.
Fremont, California 94536
Saturday, February 18, 2012 7:30PM-9:30PM
$5 Admission / all ages

Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs) with Buster Keaton Shorts
ONE WEEK (1920), GOOD NIGHT, NURSE! (1918), THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1921), and THE COOK (1918)

Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Monday, April 23, 2012 8PM

Stoneface-The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton
written by Vanessa Claire Stewart
directed by Jaime Robledo
The once great silent film legend Buster Keaton awakens in a dry-out clinic, wearing a straightjacket, with a nurse he doesn't remember marrying. It is then he realizes that his biggest success might be overcoming the fact that he no longer is one.
Starring French Stewart as Buster Keaton
with Joe Fria as Young Buster Keaton
and Scott Leggett as Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle
Sacred Fools Theater Company
660 N. Heliotrope Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
MAY 25 - JUNE 30, 2012

City Lights Film Series
SHERLOCK, JR. (1924, #BusterKeaton) screens before The Kid (1921, Charlie Chaplin)
Live piano by David Drazin
Indiana University Cinema
1213 E. 7th Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Saturday, February 25, 2012 3PM

Silent Movie Night
with Buster Keaton in STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
Also the short "Fireman Save My Child" with Wallace Beery & Raymond Hatton.
Augusta Historic Theatre
523 State Street
Augusta, Kansas 67010
Sunday, February 26, 2010 7PM
$8/$5 students

COPS (Buster Keaton), Never Weaken (Harold Lloyd), Shoulder Arms (Charlie Chaplin)
Accompanied by the Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra (It will be the first time since 1918 that Shoulder Arms has been shown with its original 1918 cue sheet score!)
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Sunday, June 3

Will brains or brawn win the heart of the beautiful Mary in BusterKeaton's silent film classic, College. Keaton plays the intellectually gifted yet athletically hopeless college student Ronald. He pines for Mary, and through a series of humiliating yet hilarious misadventures seeks to gain her affections. See the movie that spawned a century of films pitting nerds against jocks. Directed by James W. Horne, 1927, 66 mins., not rated, silent, with English intertitles.
With musical accompaniment by composer and pianist Daniel Lloyd
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Pillsbury Auditorium
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
(888) MIA ARTS (642-2787) (Toll Free)
Sunday, February 19, 2012 1PM

Quiet Please! Silent Films
ONE WEEK (1920, Buster Keaton), The Lonedale Operator (1911, D. W. Griffith)
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, New York 10019
Saturday, February 11, 2012, 12PM–1PM
Admission is free. Tickets are distributed on the day of the program only, on a first-come, first-served basis.

"The General" a silent film staring Buster Keaton
With live theatre organ style accompaniment by Bernie Anderson
First Presbyterian Church of East Hampton
120 Main Street
East Hampton, New York
Sunday, February 12, 2012 7PM – 9PM
Suggested Donation: Adults $15 Children & Youth Free

The Red Hook Ramblers Live Music with Silent Films
The Red Hook Ramblers, Brooklyn’s premier Dixieland band, will pair their red hot jazz with a few silent films featuring: An Eastern Westerner (Harold Lloyd), Big Business (Laurel and Hardy), and THE FROZEN NORTH (Buster Keaton) at Brooklyn’s Jalopy Theater.
Jalopy Theatre
315 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, New York 11231
Sunday, February 19, 2012 7PM
$10 cover

Way Out West (1920, Hank Mann), The Round-Up (1920, Roscoe Arbuckle)
Bruno Walter Auditorium
Library for the Performing Arts
111 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, New York
Saturday, March 10, 2012 2:30PM

Live accompaniment by David Drazin
The History Place
1008 Arendell Street
Morehead City, North Carolina 28557
Saturday, March 3, 2012, 6:30PM

Featuring live organ accompaniment by Rick Parks at the "Mighty Wurlitzer Organ"
Elsinore Theatre
170 High St SE
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 375-3574
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7PM

Silent Movie Night
A Voyage to the Moon (1902, Georges Méliès), ONE WEEK (1920, Buster Keaton), A Modern Musketeer (1917, Douglas Fairbanks)
St. John's Lutheran Church
218 N. Jefferson St.
Kittanning, Pennsylvania 16201
Friday, February 17, 2012 7PM
All films will be shown free to the public
Open seating in the church nave
Doors open at 6:30PM
There will be no snow date.
Free popcorn and bottled water will be available.

An Afternoon with Chaplin & Keaton
Behind The Screen (Charlie Chaplin), THE PLAYHOUSE (Buster Keaton)
Accompanied by the Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra
State Theatre Center for the Arts
453 Northampton Street
Easton, Pennsylvania 18042-3562
Sunday, April 22, 2012 2:00 PM

THE PLAYHOUSE (1921, Buster Keaton), Number Please (1920, Harold Lloyd), Movie Night (1929, Charley Chase)
First United Methodist Church of Richardson
503 North Central Expressway
Richardson, Texas 75080
Sunday, February 19, 2010 6:30PM

The FIRST Kings of Comedy!
Experience the art of film in its infancy with live accompaniment by composer and pianist Ben Model, who brings to life the great stars and memorable films of the silent screen.
The Pawn Shop (1916, Charlie Chaplin), High and Dizzy (1920, Harold Lloyd), THE GOAT (1921, Buster Keaton), Dog Shy (1926, Charley Chase), You're Darn Tootin' (1928, Laurel & Hardy)
With introduction and commentary from film historian Bruce Lawton.
McLean Community Center
Alden Theatre
McLean, VA
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 8PM

Sunday Screenings at the Chazen: "Sherlock Jr." and "The Playhouse"
Live accompaniment by David Drazin
Chazen Auditorium
750 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Sunday, February 12, 2012 2PM

Australia's Silent Film Festival
The Rink (Charlie Chaplin), The Adventurer (Chaplin), STEAMBOAT BILL JR (Buster Keaton)
Live musical accompaniment at each screening
Sutherland Entertainment Centre
30 Eton Street
Sutherland, Australia
February 11, 2012 11AM

Laughter is the Best Medicine: the Silent Clowns
The Adventurer (1917, Charlie Chaplin); Mighty Like a Moose (1926, Charley Chase); COPS (1922, Buster Keaton)
Govinda’s Movie Room 112
Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst, Australia
Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 2PM

Buster Keaton, Comic Genius in Shorts with a Dash of Snub!
NEIGHBOURS (1918); THE PLAYHOUSE (1921); MY WIFE’S RELATIONS (1922); It’s a Gift (1923, Snub Pollard)
Govinda’s Movie Room 112
Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst, Australia
Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 2PM

A THOUSAND LAUGHS: PLAYMATES (Toronto Silent Film Festival)
Buster Keaton & Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle (BACKSTAGE); Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, & Eric Campbell; Harry Langdon & Vernon Dent; Larry Semon & Stan Laurel; Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy
Musical Interpretation: Bill O'Meara
The Fox Theatre
2236 Queen Street East
Toronto, Canada
Sunday, April 1, 2012 4PM
Tickets $12.00/$10.00 Seniors and members

Voix du Muet 2012
Barnabé Café-Thèâtre
Chemin du Théâtre 2
1077 Servion, Switzerland
Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Navigator – with organ accompaniment
City organist, Steve Tovey, returns to Light House to provide the music and sounds for Buster Keaton’s 1924 silent masterpiece, THE NAVIGATOR.
Light House
The Chubb Buildings
Fryer Street
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom WV1 1HT
Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 6PM
Cost: £7 Adult / £5 Under 15s





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