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New Screen Scores Program Continues at the Olympia Film Society


The Olympia Film Society presents two more “Screen Score” films at the Capitol Theater: The Lost World (1925) on July 5 and Snow White (1916) on July 28.

Screen Scores is a new program with old traditions, where musicians perform live scores to films—an original staple of the Capitol Theater when it was created in 1924. The program replaces the “Silents!” program, incorporating more films than just classic silent movies.


Screen Scores premiered on May 14 with Nosferatu, scored by national band Invincible Czars, and recently hosted Seattle band Sundae Crush for a score of a Sailor Moon film on June 8.
Patrons have reported Screen Score events as “One of the greatest cinematic experiences I’ve ever had” (filmmaker Isabella Pierson) and “A new kind of cinematic experience, and the band was so great” (Evergreen student Tony Toponi). The old tradition with a new twist continues in July with The Lost World and Snow White. Screen Scores is sponsored by Harlequin Productions.


The Lost World: The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Scored by Lloyd Arkestra, a new music collective headed by local artist Harrison Hannon.


Snow White: Seven dwarfs come to the aid of Snow White (Marguerite Clark) after evil Queen Brangomar (Dorothy Cumming) tries to poison her.

Scored by harpist-composer Leslie McMichael and violist Barbara McMichael.


“The Capitol Theater was originally created with an orchestra pit for bands to play music while silent films played out onscreen. We’re excited to continue the tradition and bring the past to life in this historic space,” said marketing director Jonah Barrett.


WHAT: Screen Scores of The Lost World (1925) and Snow White (1916)

WHEN: Lost World – July 5, 7:00pm; Snow White – July 28, 2:30pm

WHERE: Capitol Theater – 205 5th Ave SE – Olympia, WA 98501


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