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Balboa Theatre
Located at E. Street 868 Fourth Avenue San Diego, CA 92101
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Silent Film Classics With the 1929 Wonder Morton Organ
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attended Jul 21 2012

This was a wonderful event - the silent movies were excellent - and the MC looked like "Money Bags" from the game Monopoly. Most of all, the Balboa theatre is a place not to be missed. We need more events like this, in period costume to match...continued

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attended Jul 21 2012

What a wonderful event! It was a great way to learn about silent movies!

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This program’s running time is approximately two hours, including intermission.  


The Dancing Pig

…you must see it to believe it! c. 1907

The Golden Beetle

…a special effects color spectacular film c. 1907


…a ground-breaking film from one of Hollywood’s pioneer female directors c. 1913

The Untamable Whiskers

…a trick film from George Melies c. 1904

Trip to the Moon

…George Melies’ science fiction/comedy c. 1902  

  • * * Intermission * * *  


It’s a Gift_

…Snub Pollard in a Hal Roach comedy c. 1923

Lizzies of the Field

…slapstick car chase film c. 1924

What Price Goofy 

… a pioneer of situation comedy, Charley Chase stars in this hilarious film c. 1925

Big Business

…Laurel and Hardy—the two geniuses of comedy are selling Christmas trees door-to-door c. 1929

About the Ticket Supplier: San Diego Theatres

San Diego Theatres is a 501©3 non-profit, public benefit corporation established to manage and operate publicly-owned performing arts theatres. We are responsible for the management, marketing, operations and maintenance of the San Diego Civic Theatre under the terms of an operating agreement with the City of San Diego. Additionally, San Diego Theatres has assumed the same responsibility for the historic Balboa Theatre in the Gaslamp Quarter under the terms of a long-term lease with the City of San Diego’s Redevelopment Agency.

San Diego Theatres strives to positively impact the community through facility enhancement projects, the advancement of a downtown theatre district, and strategic partnerships for the enrichment of the performing arts for the benefit of the region.

San Diego Theatres was established in 2003 by the San Diego Convention Center Corporation as a subsidiary non-profit corporation. The strategy of San Diego Theatres is to position itself for growth and future independence as a fully independent stand-alone entity. This is a model that will allow us to capitalize on years of service to the community, while advancing into the future with focused determination to proactively improve the performing arts experience for the citizens of the greater San Diego region.