NILES ESSANAY SILENT FILM MUSEUM PRESENTS:

14TH ANNUAL BRONCHO BILLY SILENT FILM FESTIVAL

JUNE 24, 25, 26, 2011


Location:
 Niles Edison Theater, 37417 Niles Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94536

NOTICE - VERY LIMITED SEATING!!!
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE

Tickets may be purchased by:
In Person at the Museum Store during our regular hours:
Saturday and Sunday Noon to 4 P.M.

FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

FRIDAY Evening, June 24
6:30 to 7:30 PM Meet and Greet
Come and meet our guests and friends
and have a light snack before our first show


8:00 PM Evening Main Program
Introduced by Robert S. Birchard
Manhandled -Gloria Swanson (1924)
The Golf Nut - short: Billy Bevan, Vernon Dent (1927)
When a Man’s a Prince - Ben Turpin, Madeline Hurlock (1926)
Bruce Loeb at the piano

Museum Member $10.00 Suggested Donation

Non-Museum Member $12.00 Suggested Donation


SATURDAY June 25
Tours of Niles will be available in late morning (optional)
- getting you back in time for the afternoon show.


SATURDAY Early Afternoon, June 25
12:30 PM Film Program - Focus on Mack Sennett Studios
Hosts Brent Walker, author of Mack's Fun Factory
and Richard Roberts, comedy film historian
Comrades - Mack Sennett (1911 Biograph)
The Water Nymph - Mabel Normand (1912 Keystone)
Shot in the Excitement - Al St. John, Alice Howell (1914 Keystone)
The Home Breakers - Mack Swain, Chester Conklin (1915 Keystone)
The Waiter’s Ball - Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Al St. John (1916 Keystone)
Whose Baby? - Gloria Swanson, Bobby Vernon (1917 Keystone)
Phil Carli at the piano

Museum Member $8.00 Suggested Donation

Non-Museum Member $10.00 Suggested Donation


SATURDAY Early Afternoon, June 25
3:30 PM Film Program - More Mack Sennett Studios
Hosts Brent Walker, author of Mack's Fun Factory
& Richard Roberts, comedy film historian
Wandering Willies - Billy Bevan, Andy Clyde (1926 Sennett)
Broke in China -  Ben Turpin (1927 Sennett)
The Girl from Everywhere - Dot Farley, Mack Swain, Carole Lombard (1927 Sennett)
Smith’s Picnic - Raymond McKee, Ruth Hiatt (1928 Sennett)
Judy Rosenberg at the piano

Museum Member $8.00 Suggested Donation

Non-Museum Member $10.00 Suggested Donation


SATURDAY Evening, June 25
7:30 PM Film Program
Ray Hubbard Award Presentation


Mabel Normand Feature
Hosts Brent Walker, author of Mack's Fun Factory
and Richard Roberts, comedy film historian
The Extra Girl - M. Normand, R. Graves, M. Davidson, V. Dent & Teddy the dog (1923 Sennett)
Protecting San Francisco from Fire -  (1913 Keystone)
With the U.S. Army in San Francisco - Filmed in the Presidio (1915 Keystone)
The Thief Catcher - short: Ford Sterling, Charles Chaplin (1914 Keystone)
The Daredevil - short: Ben Turpin, Harry Gribbon, Madeline Hurlock (1923 Sennett)
Phil Carli at the piano

Museum Member $10.00 Suggested Donation

Non-Museum Member $12.00 Suggested Donation


SUNDAY June 26
A Train ride through Niles Canyon will be available
mid-morning (optional, at an additional low cost)
- getting you back in time for the afternoon show.

SUNDAY Afternoon, June 26
12:30 PM Film Program - Women in Action: The Two Helens
Hosts Shirley Freitas Great Granddaughter of Helen Holmes
& Larry Telles, author and silent film serial historian

Webs of Steel - Helen Holmes, director/husband J. P. McGowan (1925, Morris R. Schlank)
Ghost of the Canyon - short: Helen Gibson (1920, Capital)
David Drazin at the piano

Museum Member $8.00 Suggested Donation

Non-Museum Member $10.00 Suggested Donation


SUNDAY Late Afternoon, June 26
3:30 PM Film Program
A BABY PEGGY FEATURE FILM
Introduced by Diana Serra Cary

The Family Secret - Baby Peggy, Gladys Hulette, Edward Earle, Frank Currier. (1924, Universal)
David Drazin at the piano

Museum Member $8.00 Suggested Donation

Non-Museum Member $10.00 Suggested Donation


SPECIAL (All 6 Film Segments) FESTIVAL PASS
Pass includes:
Festival Program, reserved seat for length of festival,

and a free bag of popcorn at each program!


Museum Member $50.00 Suggested Donation


Non-Museum Member $60.00 Suggested Donation



2011 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE, & ORDER FORM (Acrobat PDF File)

BRING THE DOWNLOADED ORDER FORM TO OUR MUSEUM
DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS.


Transportation Information:

Niles is accessible from all three major airports of the Bay Area: San Francisco International, San Jose and Oakland. Oakland is the closest "distance-wise." All three are about 40 - 60 minutes driving time.

Driving Directions:

FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA:  Cross on the San Mateo bridge, go south on highway 880, exit at Alvarado Niles Blvd, turn left at the light and go over the freeway.  The Crowne Plaza Hotel is on the right just past the freeway.  Continue on Alvarado Niles approximately 5 miles (after the road crosses Decoto, it becomes Niles Blvd) for several miles (and lots of stop lights).  The road will narrow to one lane each direction.  To get to the Edison Theater, continue several blocks through downtown Niles until you get to G & H Streets, the Edison Theater is in the middle of the block on the right.

FROM THE NORTH EAST BAY: Take 880 south and follow the directions above after exiting on Alvarado Niles. Alternatively, take Mission Blvd (State Route 238) south from Interstate 580 in Hayward, turn right on Nursery Blvd, turn left onto Niles Blvd, and follow the directions listed above.

FROM THE MID PENINSULA AREA: Cross the Dumbarton bridge, continue east on Decoto Road (DO NOT get onto the 880 freeway) stay in the left hand lane where it says Freeway ends - then work your way over to the right lane within a couple miles) until you reach the intersection with Niles Blvd. (You will see a Taco Bell on your right), turn right onto Niles Blvd and go about two miles - follow directions as listed above.

FROM THE SOUTH BAY: FROM HIGHWAY 880: Take 880 to the Mowry Blvd.exit. Turn right and drive to Central Fremont (towards the hills). Make a left at Mission Boulevard,turn left onto Niles Blvd, at next right go under RR tracks, road makes sharp turn to the right, continue through downtown Niles until you get to H & G Streets, the Edison Theater is in between the two streets on the left.

FROM THE SOUTH BAY: FROM HIGHWAY 680: Take Interstate 680 north, take the second Mission Blvd exit at the base of the hill, turn left onto Mission Blvd, go north about 6 miles, turn left onto Niles Blvd, go under RR tracks, road makes sharp turn to the right, continue through downtown Niles until you get to H &G Streets, the Edison Theater is in the middle of the block on the left.

Places to Stay:

The distance from the Crowne Plaza hotel to The Edison Theater is appx 4.2 miles.

Crowne Plaza Hotel
32083 Alvarado Niles Road
Union City, CA 94587
1-800-227-6963 (main number)
1-510-489-2200 (local number)
cpoaklandsouth@aol.com (email)
Typical higher end hotel--about 5 miles north on the same road as downtown Niles. Easy access to Niles and the 880 freeway. Tell the hotel you are attending the Broncho Billy Silent Film Festival and receive a special rate of $79.00 per night. You must call the Union City Crowne Plaza direct.

Holiday Inn Express
31140 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City, CA 94587
Phone: 510-475-0600
Fax: 510-475-0910
Tell the hotel you are attending the Broncho Billy Silent Film Festival and receive a special rate of $79.99 per night.   You must call the Union City Holiday Inn direct.

All is subject to change.


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