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Modern Times (1936)

  • Senate Theater 6424 Michigan Avenue Detroit, MI, 48210 United States (map)

Hailed as one of Charlie Chaplin’s greatest achievements and most popular films!

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. Writer and director Charlie Chaplin's last "silent" film, filled with sound effects, was made when everyone else was making talkies. Charlie turns against modern society, the machine age, (The use of sound in films ?) and progress. Firstly we see him frantically trying to keep up with a production line, tightening bolts. He is selected for an experiment with an automatic feeding machine, but various mishaps leads his boss to believe he has gone mad, and Charlie is sent to a mental hospital - When he gets out, he is mistaken for a communist while waving a red flag, sent to jail, foils a jailbreak, and is let out again. We follow Charlie through many more escapades with fellow stars Paulette Goddard, and Henry Bergman before the film is out.

Doors - 7:00 PM

Organ Overture - 7:30 PM

Film - 8:00 PM

Tickets $5 | Rated G | 1h 27min | Comedy, Drama, Family | USA