Silent Sundays ~ Speedy ~ August 20, 4 pm
This 1928 silent comedy stars famous funny man Harold Lloyd as Speedy, a lovable, laughable New York Yankees fan who can’t keep a job. But for his gal, he’ll become a hero – just in the nick of time. Watch for cameo appearances by baseball greats Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
Celebrating Jacksonville’s legacy as a center of the silent film industry in the early 20th century, the Jumbo Shrimp are proud to partner with local Arlington-area Norman Studios, Jacksonville’s only remaining silent film studio/museum. The whole game will be done silent-movie style, with no PA announcements or record sounds, live musical accompaniment (as was the style with silent films) and a black & white video board. Fans are in for something fun and different, as silence is the theme of the night!
Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this 1920 cinematic version stars John Barrymore as Dr. Henry Jekyll, a respected scientist who obsessively experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man – but at a terrifying cost.