Saturday July 16, 7pm:
Enjoy a Star-Studded Evening
Lilian & Dorothy Gish!
Our Double Play begins with the classic comedy short:
Laughing Gas is a 1914 film starring Charlie Chaplin. The film is also known as Busy Little Dentist, Down and Out, Laffing Gas, The Dentist, and Tuning His Ivories.
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Produced by: Mack Sennett
Starring: Charles Chaplin
Cinematography: Frank D. Williams
Released in: 1914
Next, history’s sweeping drama comes alive in this powerful epic film:
Directed by the Legendary
“Orphans of the Storm” (United Artists, 1921), directed by D.W. Griffith, is a grand scale silent melodrama with the central characters being two young sisters (Lillian and Dorothy Gish) caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.
Much of the film’s success is due to the remarkable acting of the Gish Sisters. Acclaimed for her comedic talents, Dorothy here gives an almost completely serious performance, portraying a blind girl cruelly separated from her beloved sister and forced to beg in the streets. Lillian, her classic face mirroring a myriad of emotions, plays the sibling persecuted by both lecherous aristocrats and rapacious revolutionaries. The scene in which Lillian, in an upper chamber, hears Dorothy singing in the alley below but is unable to reach her, is almost unbearable in its emotional intensity.
Live piano accompaniment by John Read!
Pre-movie narration by Liisa Niemi dressed as a flapper
Tickets Only $5!
Available in advance at
Sandwich Town Hall, 130 Main Street
Splash Stationers, 126 Rte. 6A, Sandwich
Tickets will be sold on the date of the performances/events beginning one hour before the start time. We offer no senior or student discounts with the one exception of a child centered performance. Our facility is fully accessible but we do not have hearing enhancement technology. There is no reserved seating.
For more information email: email@example.com or call: 508-776-3256
The Mission of the Sandwich Town Hall Preservation Trust is to support the continued stewardship of the historic Sandwich Town Hall, to assist the Town Manager and staff as a resource for volunteers, events, and programs, to provide, if feasible, funds for special purposes, and to make recommendations for the perpetual protection and enhancement of the Sandwich Town Hall as a major cultural, functional, and historic asset of the Town of Sandwich and the Commonwealth. The beautifully restored Town Hall in Sandwich, Cape Cod’s Oldest Town, features Community Events, Meetings, Movies, Shows, Talks and Tours in a unique and historic setting. Built in 1834, Sandwich Town Hall was restored to its former glory in 2009. The second floor ballroom where movies and theatrical productions are presented is particularly beautiful with its historically accurate ceiling stenciling of tan and brown paint and gold leaf. There’s also a theatrical stage, balcony seating and fully restored historic shuttered windows. The Sandwich Town Hall was granted a Preservation Award for Rehabilitation & Restoration by the Massachusetts Historical Commission in 2011. The Town Hall has been in active use as the seat of Town government for over 175 years. An award-winning rehabilitation and restoration was completed in 2010.