The Short Films of Georges Méliès
The State Theatre is proud to present the Silent Film Series feature presentations. Many of Silent Films from over a century ago are exceptionally well preserved, showing a quality beyond what many people think. Our staff works diligently to find the best quality feature length silent films for your consideration. Classic Silent Films, such as The Cameraman, Nosferatu, and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari have continued to entertain and inspire generations of new filmmakers and audiences.
The State Theatre’s Silent Film Series presents the fantastical short films of George Méliès as part of the January First Friday events on January 6th, 2023. George Méliès is widely regarded as the father of special effects. Director D.W. Griffith once said, “I owe him everything,” and film icon Charlie Chaplin called him “the alchemist of light.” The State Theatre is proud to present a selection of hand-colored films featuring Méliès’ love of storytelling and talent for bringing imagination and fantasy to life. Included in these films is a recorded narration track to mirror the way these centuries old films were originally presented. We hope you will join us for a First Friday presentation of these timeless and enchanting films.