The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Silent film with live musical accompaniment)

  • April 22, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Paradise Theatre

    215 Grand Avenue
    Paonia, Colorado 81428
Ticket Price $15.00 This event is now over


Join us for a breathtaking evening at the Paradise Theatre as musician Benjamin Bentele and his band provide live musical accompaniment to this extraordinary silent film classic!

About the show:

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) is the oldest surviving full-length animated film.  It features Lotte Reiniger's stop-motion shadow puppetry - taking us on a side adventure of the One Thousand & One Nights.  Though this is well before technicolor, the film is colored - or rather tinted - to depict emotion against the silhouettes.  Musical accompaniment is provided on instruments from around the world by David Alderdice, Daniel Be, Cait Pope & Ben Bentele.

Date & Time

Sat, Apr 22, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

Paradise Theatre

215 Grand Avenue
Paonia, Colorado 81428 Paradise Theatre
The Paradise Theatre

The Paradise Theatre is an intimate non-profit theatre located in the heart of Downtown Paonia. Our mission is to build community through educational events, live music, film, and theater.  The historic entertainment venue was built in 1928 and formed into a non-profit in 2014.  From it's inception, the Paradise has been a gathering place for the community.  Our standing room capacity is 200 and our seated capacity is 119.  We offer organic popcorn and snacks, locally produced wines and liquors, hard cider, and a full bar with speciality cocktails.  The Paradise Theatre Board, Staff, and Volunteers value diversity and inclusion.  All are welcome here. 

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