Theater Thursday – Modern Times
August 16th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney
Tonight is the Charles Theater’s final showing of Charlie Chaplin’s classic lampoon of the industrialized world, Modern Times. The rise of the ‘talkies’ caused Chaplin, a silent-era hero, to become disillusioned. He came back in 1936 with this film, a satire of the industrialized surge of technology and the sound film itself. It’s essentially a silent film, though Chaplin used synchronized sound effects and jumbled overdubbed talking. Don’t miss this chance to see one of Chaplin’s most popular, and most thoughtful, films in on of Baltimore’s best specialty theaters.
For more information, visit the Charles Theater’s website.