Do you love vigilante, swashbuckling justice but don't quite have the living-room space to practice your sword skills? Never fear, the Egyptian Theatre will be screening the 1920s classic The Mark of Zorro on Wednesday, July 6, at 8 p.m.
The film, which features Douglas Fairbanks as the masked crusader Zorro, follows the hero on his quest to scar the colonial government with his infamous Z and rescue the lovely Lolita, played by Marguerite De La Motte. Zorro meets opposition from Sgt. Pedro Gonzalez, played by Noah Beery, and his gang of oppressive military cronies in this silent feature.
Accompanying the silence is theater organist Thomas Trenney, a silent film aficionado and graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Eastman School of Music. Trenney is the minister of music at the First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Neb., and was the first organist to receive First Prize and Audience Prize at the American Guild Organists' National Competition in Organ Improvisation in 2006.[ Video is no longer available. ]