Tonawanda News — Cannata said the Riviera Theatre is one of only a few places in Western New York where audiences can experience a silent film accompanied by the theater’s original instrument.
“To see ‘Sherlock Holmes’ at the Riviera on an organ that was designed specifically to accompany silent films is about as pure as you can possibly get,” he said, adding that Wednesday’s event will be silent film at its “purest form.”
He expects the show will attract audiences from further away than what the theater normally sees.
Ball’s performance, along with large acts like actor/blues musician Hugh Laurie, country singer Mary Chapin Carpenter and Christian artist Amy Grant, are putting the Riviera on the map, Cannata said.
“I think it speaks to the Riviera progressing from a neighborhood venue to a regional attraction, drawing from various parts of the country,” he said.
The 1922 silent version of “Sherlock Holmes” features actors John Barrymore and Roland Young. Tickets are $10 for adults, and free for students. The performance is at 7:30 tonight.
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at 693-1000, ext. 4116.IF YOU GO • WHAT: "Sherlock Holmes" (1922), accompanied by organist Steven Ball • WHEN: 7:30 tonight • WHERE: Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda • COST: $10 for adults, free for students • MORE INFO: Visit www.rivieratheatre.org, or call 692-2413 Contact features editor Danielle Haynes at 693-1000, ext. 4116.