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March 15 @ 1:00 pm
For St. Patrick’s Day, film historian John Carpenter will screen Vitaphone movies at Levittown Library.
Time and Date: March 15, at 1 p.m.
For more information: 516-731-5728, ext. 226
Admission: Free and all ages are welcome. So be ready to see more of Carpenter’s forgotten classics and have a lively lecture and discussion!
Long Island Film Scholar John Carpenter will be screening from his vaults of Classic Films the silent comedy Riley the Cop (1928) and with it to to add to the flavor of this rarity made in the transitional period when silent films were first being synchronized with musical scores and effects by way of discs will be screened the first synchronized sound cartoon Dinner Time and a travelogue of New York in 1928.
Vitaphone was a sound film system used for feature films and nearly 1,000 short subjects made by Warner Bros. and its sister studio First National from 1926 to 1931. Vitaphone was the last major analog sound-on-disc system and the only one which was widely used and commercially successful. The soundtrack was not printed on the film itself, but issued separately on phonograph records.