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Theater celebrates 115th birthday with silent movie | A&E brief


Last updated 11/2/2016 at Noon

See the 1920 silent movie “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” for free at the Historic Everett Theatre on Nov. 3.

The Historic Everett Theatre is celebrating its 115th birthday – and you get the gift.

The theater is hosting a free Silent Movie and Pipe Organ Night at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3.

It will show the 1920 film “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” starring John Barrymore, Brandon Hurst and Nita Naldi. Sharon Stearnes will provide live music for the movie on the theater’s famous Kimball pipe organ.

The horror silent film tells the story of split personality. A scientist named Dr. Henry Jekyll believes that everyone has two sides, one good and one evil.

He sets out to create a potion to split his personalities. His experiments succeed, and his evil alter ego, Mr. Hyde, is born.

The doctor proceeds to live a double life, half the time as Dr. Jekyll and the other half as Mr. Hyde.

As he alternates between Jekyll and Hyde by drinking good and evil potions, however, the more evil his alter ego becomes.

The film is based on the 1886 book “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.

The movie is 79 minutes. Although it is silent, it has English intertitles.

Reserve your seat online at Click on “Events” and then select the “Specialty Movies – Silent Movie and Pipe Organ” tab to register for the show.

The Historic Everett Theatre is at 2911 Colby Ave. in Everett.

For more information, call 425-258-6766 or visit


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