On Saturday, June 11th at 6:00 PM the Old Greenbelt Theatre, will celebrate its
Grand re-opening anniversary in style with Ragtime and Revelry: A Night at the Moving Picture Ball.
The 12-piece Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra will accompany a program of silent films,
including Charlie Chaplin’s The Adventurer and Snooky’s Twin Troubles. The night will also include
catering from Greenbelt’s Jerome & Sons. Attire is festive formal. Guests are encouraged to come
dressed in their best 1920s-era attire. The party will conclude with dancing in Roosevelt Center.
Since last May, the theater has been revitalized by the nonprofit Friends of Greenbelt Theatre
through the introduction of several new programs, including cult classic and family film series. The
Friends have also partnered with the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System on a
16mm film archive and a Storytime on Screen Film Series. The Friends mission is to become a
center for film culture in Prince George’s County by revitalizing the Greenbelt Theatre
as a cultural and social hub and by maximizing the Theatre’s potential as an
economic and cultural driver.
The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra is “the premier American ragtime ensemble” as hailed by
the Washington Post, and is rapidly becoming the leading professional ragtime orchestra in the
United States. Formed by young virtuoso Andrew Greene at the University of Maryland in 2010, the
Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra recreates the syncopated stylings of a bygone era – Ragtime,
Theater, and Dance music, along with underscoring classic silent films using the original orchestral
scores. The ensemble is composed primarily of young musicians, age 30 and below.
Tickets are now on sale for $50. To purchase tickets and for more information: greenbelttheatre.org