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"Speedy" (1928, Harold Lloyd) with live score by THE ALLOY ORCHESTRA

How to find me: I look like my photo. I have bobbed hair. SINCE IT'S A WEEKNIGHT, and most of us will be pressed for time after work, I'm dropping my dress-like-a-flapper idea. I'll wear my light-up electic sunglasses. Since they are actually distracting to look through, they'll as likely be on top of my head as on the bridge of my nose. Meet me in the lobby @ 6:15 not far from the ticket booth. I may be be sitting down facing the ticket booth, I think there's a bench a few yards off. It's a 7pm show, but we're meeting at 6:15. There's no center aisle at the BAM Rose theater. We're getting there early to make it easier to sit together. When I go in to get a seat, if I haven't found everyone yet, I'll keep my glasses on till the lights go on; you should theoretically still be able to find me by looking for them. Tickets for this special event are $15 for general admission and $10 for members, students, and seniors. The link and info are below. I've seen this movie with this live score before. It's well worth it. Buy tickets here: http://www.movieticke... ======================================= I'm listing this event on the Bad Egg Collective's site as well; hopefully a few bad eggs will join us. ======================================= DESCRIPTION OF THE NIGHT'S ENTERTAINMENT: Speedy (1928) 85min Wed, Aug 6 at 7pm* *Original score performed by The Alloy Orchestra Directed by Ted Wilde With Harold Lloyd As Coney Island could once again face redevelopment, experience the bygone days of Brooklyn’s fabled playground with the incredible, world-famous Alloy Orchestra and their frantic score to Harold Lloyd’s final silent comedy. Lloyd’s athletic slapstick is in top-notch form in this tale of modernization where a soda jerk (Lloyd) fights to save New York City’s last horse-drawn trolley from the evil forces of the mass transit monopoly. This time capsule of 1920s NYC is an amusement ride from beginning to end, but the sequence where Lloyd entertains his girlfriend in Coney Island is a mini-masterpiece of sight-gags and slapstick. As if all this wasn’t enough, look out for a cameo by Babe Ruth himself! Here's the link to specific page on BAM's event calendar: ==================================== HERE ARE SUBWAY AND LIRR TRAVEL DIRECTIONS: BAM is within a very short walking distance from the 2, 3, 4, 5, Q, N, R, M, G, B, D, and C trains. Please note the recommended ways to walk from the station to BAM below: To exit from the 2, 3, 4, 5, N, R, M, D lines: follow station signs for BAM/LIRR. After exiting the turnstile, walk straight and then bear right onto the LIRR train platform. Take the platform stairs up one flight into the Atlantic Terminal lobby. Turn left (past the Starbucks) and exit onto the street. Turn right and walk down Flatbush Avenue a half block and bear slightly right onto Ashland Place (do not turn onto Hanson Place). Walk one block down Ashland Place (note, due to construction you may need to cross to the other side of the street. There is a construction shed). To exit from the Q or B lines: follow signs for BAM and exit via the escalator. When you are on the street, turn right on Hanson Place. Walk a half block and turn right onto Ashland Place. Follow directions above for the appropriate venue. FROM the East Side of Manhattan, take the 4/5 train to Atlantic Avenue. See further directions above. FROM the West Side of Manhattan, take the 2/3, B, or Q train to Atlantic Avenue. See further directions above. Other Options: The N, R, D, and M trains stop at Pacific Street. Pacific Street station connects to the Atlantic Avenue station. The G train stops at Fulton Street. BAM is a block away, on the corner of Lafayette Avenue and St. Felix Street. The C Train stops at Lafayette Avenue. Exit on Fulton Street. Walk two blocks until Lafayette Avenue crosses Fulton Street. Bear left onto Lafayette Avenue. BAM is two blocks away on the corner of Lafayette Avenue and St. Felix Street. FROM Long Island: Take the LIRR to Flatbush Avenue / Atlantic Avenue Subway Station. See further directions at top of section. PS-Obviously I've done some research and tried to be thorough. I do make mistakes now and then though. If anyone finds any mistakes in my event listing, please let me know so I can fix it. Thanks.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    awesome - i laughed for the first time in a while, thanks for thinking of this robin!

    August 12, 2008

  • Victoria

    A fabulous memory

    August 7, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    I LOVED this movie and the accompanying music by The Alloy Orchestra! Both were a breath of fresh air.

    August 7, 2008

  • Robin Gyrlwondyr

    Everyone seemed delighted, with the movie and with each other

    August 6, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was the cat's pajamas, the bee's knees, and other 1920s slang expressions equaling GREAT!!!

    August 6, 2008

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