Silent Film Series Returns to Boardwalk Hall's Adrian Phillips Theater Starting July 1

June 2, 2016

Silent Film Series Returns to Boardwalk Hall's Adrian Phillips Theater Starting July 1


Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the provider of Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and the Convention Center, have announced the silent film series will return to Historic Boardwalk Hall’s Adrian Phillips Theater starting July 1 with Spite Marriage.

The four-date series includes:

Spite Marriage- Friday, July 1 at 2:00 p.m.
The Big Parade- Tuesday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Nosferatu- Friday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m.
A Christmas Carol & Bug Business (Double Feature)- Friday, December 16 at 6:30 p.m.

General Admission tickets priced at $20 go on sale to the public on Friday, June 3 at 12 p.m. and will be available at, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, Ticketmaster Outlets or by-phone at 800-736-1420.

The 2016 Silent Film Series will kick off with the Buster Keaton Classic, Spite Marriage.  An unimpressive but well intending man is given the chance to marry a popular actress, of whom he has been a hopeless fan.  What he doesn’t realize is that he is being used to make the actress’s old flame jealous.  Keaton’s boundless with and dexterity are allowed to run free in this classic comedy.

The Big Parade is the gem of the National Film Registry and the top grossing silent film of all time.  The idle son of a rich businessman joins the army when the USA enters World War I.  He is sent to France, where he becomes friends with two working-class soldiers and falls in love with a French woman.

The Halloween season kicks off with the horror classic Nosferatu.  This classic take on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, almost destroyed due to a copyright dispute, is the first in the genre of vampire films and became recognized as an influential masterpiece of cinema.  Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new resident and real estate agent Hutter’s wife.

The 2016 series concludes with a holiday double feature with the Thomas Edison version of A Christmas Carol followed by the Laurel & Hardy film, Big Business.  A Christmas carol sing-along for everyone to enjoy the lush sounds of the W.W. Kimball as we ring in the Holiday Season.

Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center are owned and funded by the CRDA.

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About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) and

The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City, resulting in nearly $1 billion in economic development and non-gaming attractions.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984.  CRDA responsibilities include land use regulation, clean and safe initiatives, tourism marketing, and ownership and oversight of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall.

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