If you love classic films, silent films, and everything about early films, you don’t want to miss the Columbus Moving Picture Show from May 25-28, 2023 at Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel!
This classic movie film festival and convention specializes in silent films, shorts, serials, pre-code films, animation, Technicolor, B-movies and more from the pre-60s era. Dealers set up in a large ballroom and sell vintage memorabilia, books, DVDs, records, etc.
There are author signings with Steven C. Smith, Bob Furmanek, David Drazin, Richard Barrios, Manny Pacheco, Toby Cohen, Nick Santa Maria, and more. Annual staples include animation program, Charley Chase trio, Laurel & Hardy shorts.
Movie buffs will love 16mm films nearly continually through the weekend.
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Full 4 day registration for Adults: $70. Kids free with adult admission
Daily tickets: are $20 each
Bundles and gear are available for purchase as well.
Live piano accompaniment by Dr. Philip Carli and David Drazin during silent films.
There are movies screening almost continually through the event. See full schedule here once times are set.
11:00 a.m. Purple Monster Strikes (1945) chapters 1-3 (introduced by Bob Bloom)
12:15 p.m. Max Davidson Comedy Hour *
Pass the Gravy (1928), Don’t Tell Everything (1927), Should Second Husbands
Come First (1928) & Bill Joins the WWWs (1914)
1:25 p.m. The Blue Veil (1951)
3:30 p.m. Come Next Spring (1956) (introduced by Steven C. Smith)
5:15 p.m. The Heart of Texas Ryan (1917) *
8:00 p.m. Laurel and Hardy short TBA
8:30 p.m. Monsieur Verdoux (1947) (introduced by Lisa Stein Haven)
10:45 p.m. Black Sunday (1960)
9:00 a.m. Purple Monster Strikes (1945) chapters 4-7
10:15 a.m. Charley Chase Comedy Hour *
11:30 a.m. Ladies of the Chorus (1948) (introduced by Richard Barrios)
2:45 p.m. Information Please shorts x3
3:30 p.m. Only the Brave (1930) (introduced by John McElwee)
4:45 p.m. Man Woman and Sin (1927) *
8:00 p.m. Soundies
8:30 p.m. Let’s Go Native (1930) (introduced by Maggie McCormick)
10:00 p.m. Guilty Bystander (1950)
9:00 a.m. Purple Monster Strikes (1945) chapters 8-11
10:15 a.m. Annual Animation Program
11:45 a.m. Keep ‘Em Flying (1941) (introduced by Nick Santa Maria)
2:30 p.m. Lights Out (1923) * +DIGITAL
4:20 p.m. Blaze of Noon (1947) (introduced by James D’Arc)
7:30 p.m. Laurel and Hardy short TBA
8:00 p.m. So’s Your Old Man (1926) * (introduced by Dr. Harriet Fields via Zoom)
9:20 p.m. The Turning Point (1952)
11:15 p.m. The Mystery of the White Room (1939)
9:00 a.m. Purple Monster Strikes (1945) chapters 12-15
10:10 a.m. The Unknown Soldier (1926) *
11:35 a.m. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby (1940)
2:00 p.m. Junior Miss (1945)
3:45 p.m. Down to Earth (1917) *
* silent films feature live piano accompaniment by David Drazin or Dr. Philip Carli
+All films are presented in 16mm except one digital screening
50 N. 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43215