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Ever wonder what it was like going to the movies 100 years ago? This event present by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will give you a pretty good idea, screening a selection of 1912 films on a vintage hand-cranked projector restored and cranked by Joe Rinaudo; Michael Mortilla will provide live musical accompaniment.

From the event website:

The program will include newsreel footage of 1912 Los Angeles; "A Cure for Pokeritis" (Vitagraph), starring John Bunny; "Broncho Billy and the Schoolmistress" (Essanay), starring G.W. Anderson; "An Unseen Enemy" (Biograph), starring Lillian and Dorothy Gish; "At Coney Island" (Keystone), starring Mabel Normand; and "The Titanic," produced shortly after the ship sank a century ago.
Most films will be presented in 35mm. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Photo: An Unseen Enemy (1912).

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