Keaton’s silent film ‘The General’ screens at Organ Loft
Published: March 22, 2012 08:17AM
Updated: March 22, 2012 08:17AM
| courtesy photo Buster Keaton plays a Confederate train engineer during the Civil War in "The General," the landmark 1926 silent film. It screens Thursday and Friday at The Organ Loft.

“The General” — one of the all-time classic comedies of the silent-movie era — will screen Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23, at The Organ Loft, 3331 S. Edison St., South Salt Lake City.

Buster Keaton in starred and co-directed this masterpiece, which tells of a Confederate train engineer whose engine is stolen by Union troops. The engineer risks life and limb, going behind enemy lines, to retrieve the locomotive.

The movie boasts death-defying stunts, amazing sight gags, and a finale you have to see to believe.

Blaine Gale accompanies on the mighty Wurlitzer organ.

The screenings are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for children. Call 801-485-9265 for reservations and information.