The Mont Alto Orchestra's schedule of silent films and dances

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October 21–26, 2014

TCM Classic Films Cruise

From Canaveral to Castaway Cay and Key West

We have been invited on the TCM Classic Films Cruise! We'll be accompanying Buster Keaton's The Navigator, and John Barrymore's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (and watching a whole bunch of other films!). There will also be a lively jazz band along for dancing. Details at the TCM Cruise Web Site.

October 31, 2014


Rialto Theater
224 East 4th Street
Loveland, Colorado

7 pm • $12

Alfred Hitchcock's last silent film (remade as his first talkie) is a tight, well-made thriller. A woman commits murder in self-defense, but as usual the cover-up is worse than the crime as her boyfriend--a policeman--is assigned to the case, and a mysterious stranger attempts to use his knowledge for his own gain.

With Mont Alto playing in the pit of an authentic 1920 movie theater, this is the best way to experience a silent film. Tickets available online from the Rialto Theater website.

November 4, 2014


Bud Warner Library
Steamboat Springs, CO

Ramona (Dolores Del Rio) is the ward of a wealthy ranch owner in early California. Though courted by the ranch owner's son, she falls in love with an Indian sheep shearer -- but this leads her into a world of racial discrimination. Based on the hugely popular and influential 1884 novel by Helent Hunt Jackson, this film was considered lost for decades, but thanks to the Czech Film Archive and the Library of Congress, a new English language print was made available in 2014.

Our presentation in Steamboat Springs is part of the Bud Werner Library's "One Book Steamboat" program for 2014.

Nvember 9, 2014

Tea Dance

Avalon Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Ave

2 - 5 pm •$15 / $10 students / volunteers free!

Tango, onestep, waltz, and foxtrot to the sounds of the Mont Alto Ragtime and Tango Orchestra, with singer Susan Rogers. A free lesson will be given at 1 pm by Jim X. Borzym. The Avalon Ballroom is the largest and most pleasant dance floor in Boulder County, and the music is excellently played and eminently danceable.