THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT 11:00AM
Regular Admission Prices
Experience the greatest films from Hollywood’s Golden Age back on the big screen, every week at The Loft Cinema!
Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s final outing as the Little Tramp and his last silent film, is a beloved comedy classic that puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee who becomes smitten with a gorgeous gamine (Paulette Goddard). With its barrage of unforgettable slapstick gags (including a wild roller skating session inside a department store and the famous bit of mechanical madness in which The Little Tramp passes through the gears of an impossibly large machine), and sly social commentary on class struggle during the Great Depression, Modern Times—though made almost a decade into the talkie era and containing moments of sound (even song!)—is a timeless showcase of Chaplin’s untouchable genius as a director of silent comedy. (Dir. by Charles Chaplin, 1936, USA, silent with English intertitles, 87 mins., Not Rated)