The Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission was looking for a new idea for programming, so David Heighway — a county historian and former commission member — came up with one: showing vintage movies.
The next installment of the Vintage Film Series, presented by the Cultural Arts Commission, will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Lacey Arts Building, 848 Logan. St. The films will be the 1923 movie “The Shock” and the 1924 film “The Light of Faith. The next presentation after that will be Nov. 17 with the 1927 movie “Little Mickey Grogan.”
Admission is free. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Heighway came up with the list of movies and organized the event. The Oct. 28 movies were written by William Dudley Pelley, a former Noblesville resident.
“One of the things we’ve found this year is that people are enjoying the silent films that we’re showing because we’re actually pushing it that far back,” Heighway said. “And we actually have a piano player that comes up from Indianapolis, along with a professional film historian that we’ve been working with, and between the two of them, it’s kind of like they’re able to show the silent films and kind of explain what they mean.”
Heighway said showing vintage films helps viewers understand history.
“These were important films back in the day,” Heighway said. “They have a lot of meaning. It’s interesting that some of these silents were actually hugely popular, very, very popular, and just part of the everyday conversation, and we’re going to hopefully be able to throw some of those in there.”
For more, visit noblesvillearts.org/vintage-film-series.html.