Duck Soup Cinema Presents Season Finale April 13

Duck Soup Cinema Presents Season Finale April 13

Duck Soup Cinema, Overture Center's silent film series that celebrates the heritage of the Capitol Theater, completes its season on Saturday, April 13 with two screenings of Grandma's Boy at 2 and 7 p.m. Organist Zach Frame, from Lake Geneva, Wis., will make his Duck Soup Cinema accompanist debut for this screening.

Grandma's Boy | Saturday, April 13, 2 & 7 p.m. | Tickets $8/$3 (children)

  • This 1922 silent comedy stars Harold Lloyd
  • Mildred Davis and Anna Townsend co-star
  • With advice from his feisty grandma, a timid man learns to be brave
  • Originally intended to be a serious film, star Harold Lloyd turned it on its head, making it a comedy by adding several gag scenes. The $10 suit worn by Lloyd in the film would cost about $150 now. The film was among the most popular in 1922.
  • Organist: Zach Frame
  • MC: Joe Thompson
  • Lobby acts: Wayne the Wizard, Doc the Rube
  • Vaudeville acts: Nedra Bobo and Donna Peckett

Duck Soup Cinema is nationally known for providing an authentic silent film experience in the historic Capitol Theater, which celebrated its 90th anniversary in January 2018. Film showings include vaudeville entertainment with an emcee, door prizes and a classic feature film with live organ accompaniment.

For over 30 years, Overture has revived and celebrated the heritage and legacy of Capitol Theater, originally built for silent film and opened in 1928. The two series, 'Sounds of Silents' (1986-1998) and 'Duck Soup Cinema' (1999-present), have engaged patrons in nearly 95,000 silent film experiences.

Tickets are available at, at Overture Center's ticket office at 201 State St. or by calling 608.258.4141. Many shows offer discounted group tickets for orders of 10 or more tickets in the same show/performance. Group requests can be placed now by emailing or calling 608.258.4159.

Due to our Grand Barton Organ (GBO) restoration project, the GBO will not be used for this show. Overture will use a rented organ inits place.

Duck Soup Cinema is sponsored by Goodman Jewelers and Underwritten with a generous gift from Robert N. Doornek. Additional funding provided by Madison Stagehands and Projectionists Union, I.A.T.S.E Local 251, contributions to Overture Center for the Arts and by members of the Duck Soup Cinema Club.

OVERTURE CENTER FOR THE ARTS in Madison, Wis., features seven state-of-the-art performance spaces and five galleries where national and international touring artists, ten resident companies and hundreds of local artists engage people in nearly 600,000 educational and artistic experiences each year. With the vision to provide "Extraordinary Experiences for All", Overture's mission is to "Support and elevate our community's creative culture, economy and quality of life through the arts."

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