May 13, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SWASHBUCKLING ADVENTURE ON THE BIG SCREEN
We take you back to 1920 for the silent feature film ’Mark of Zorro’ starring Douglas Fairbanks in the film that defined the ’swashbuckling adventure’.
The film is based on the 1919 novel, ’The Curse of Capistrano’ and tells the story of Don Diego Vega – the son of a wealthy ranchero – in the old Spanish/California of the early 19th century. He assumes the caped and sword brandishing Zorro who scars evildoers with his ‘Z’ mark. He sets out to overthrow the villainous Governor Alvarado and his henchmen and wants to win the hand of Lolita Pulido. Will he succeed?! Come along and find out …
This is film is lots of fun and is what launched Fairbanks into the superstardom league. It was the first feature released by the newly formed United Artists Corporation – of which he was one of the founders.
Donald MacKenzie, from London’s Odeon Leicester Square, will be making a welcome return to perform an improvised score on The Corstorphine Astoria Centre’s Ingram Cinema Organ.
Doors open at 6.45 pm.