“Way Down East” Silent Film

“Way Down East” Silent Film

October 24, 2021, 3:00 pm


Reserve Your Seats!

Come see the silent film that opened the Paramount Theatre (then the Sherman) in 1921! Central Minnesotans gathered in the hundreds to be the first to experience St. Cloud’s grand new theatre on Christmas Eve, 1921. At that time, patrons would have paid $.50 to see the film (about $7.50 today). We’ll bring down the big screen for the viewing, have music like you would have heard back then, and of course popcorn, soda and other snacks will be for sale in the lobby.

Plot:  A naive country girl is tricked into a sham marriage by a wealthy womanizer, then must rebuild her life despite the taint of having borne a child out of wedlock.

Director: D.W. Griffith

Writers: Lottie Blair Parker (from the play by)

William A. Brady (play)

Joseph R. Grismer (elaborated by)


Lillian Gish

Richard Barthelmess

Mrs. David Landau


October 24, 2021, 3:00 pm

Paramount Center for the Arts

913 West St. Germain StreetSt. Cloud, MN 56301United States
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