Experience Silent Movies With Live Music

Come see Musician Jeff Rapsis on January 19 at 2 PM

By Laura French

If you are longing to get out of the house for a fun winter afternoon activity, the New Hampshire Telephone Museum has the perfect solution! 

Join them at the Warner Town Hall on Sunday, January 19 at 2 PM for a screening of the 1925 silent film, Seven Chances starring Buster Keaton.  Silent films aren’t your thing?  Then you haven’t seen one accompanied by musician, Jeff Rapsis.  “The first time I saw Jeff was at a screening of the World War I silent movie, Wings, says NHTM Executive Director Laura French.  “I had never really watched a silent film so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it turned out to be a unique and amazing experience!” 

Not only does Jeff provide the musical backdrop for the movie, he makes it up as he goes along so each screening – even of the same movie – is different.  “He captures the mood and sets the tone for the action in such a way that you get totally caught up in the moment,” says French.

Admission to the event is $10 per person or $5 per person if you are a member of the New Hampshire Telephone Museum.  There will be popcorn and drinks available for a nominal fee and, as an added bonus, Jeff will also accompany the 1920 short comedy, Number Please! starring Harold Lloyd. 

All proceeds benefit the museum.  Tickets will be available at the door or you can call the museum at (603) 456-2234 to reserve seats.  “I really hope people seize this opportunity; it’s so much fun and it’s for a good cause!”

About New Hampshire Telephone Museum
The New Hampshire Telephone Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 Corporation whose mission is to inspire curiosity by engaging a broad public audience in exhibitions and programs based on its remarkable and expanding collections.  The Museum preserves the past and tells the stories of the telecommunications industry. The Museum, which opened to the public in 2005 under the direction of Alderic O. “Dick” Violette and his son, Paul, features a collection of four generations of one family who, collectively, have telephone careers spanning nearly 100 years.  Visit NHTelephoneMuseum.org for more information.

About Jeff Rapsis
Jeff Rapsis is a writer/editor, educator, and also a composer and performer who specializes in creating live musical scores for silent film screenings. Currently, he is the Executive Director of the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, and he’s also an award-winning journalist, newspaper publisher, and owner of multiple dogs.  For more information visit silentfilmlivemusic.blogspot.com/