Silent movie day 2023: City Lights

Friday, September 29 • One Day Only! • All seats $9

City Lights, the most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin, is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire. Though this Depression-era smash was made after the advent of sound, Chaplin remained steadfast in his love for the expressive beauty of the pre-talkie form. The result was the epitome of his art and the crowning achievement of silent comedy.

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Running Time 86 mins

Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance

MPAA Rating Rated G

Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee

Directed by
Charlie Chaplin

Written by
Charlie Chaplin, Harry Carr, Harry Crocker