Prince Achmed

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Saturday, Apr 22 7:00pm

Tickets: $15, available online

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) is the oldest surviving full-length animated film.

Based on stories from “The Arabian Nights.” A wicked sorcerer tricks Prince Achmed into riding a magical flying horse. The heroic prince is able to subdue the magical horse, which he uses to fly off to many adventures. While travelling, he falls in love with the beautiful Princess Pari Banu, and must defeat an army of demons to win her heart. The entire film is animated using the silhouette technique, which employs movable cardboard and metal cutouts posed in front of illuminated sheets of glass.

Though this is well before technicolor, the film is colored – or rather tinted – to depict emotion against the silhouettes. Musical accompaniment is provided on instruments from around the world by David Alderdice, Daniel Be, Cait Pope and Ben Bentele.

Genre: Kids & family, Fantasy, Animation
Director: Lotte Reiniger, Karl Koch
Writer: Lotte Reiniger
Runtime: 1h 0min

Trailer

Upcoming Events

The Last Man on Earth

The Last Man on Earth

Feb 20 – Cult Classic Horror Night with Disposable Cinema – When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter.

The Color Purple (PG)

The Color Purple (PG)

Feb 16 – Heritage Month – In The Color Purple, A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.

Big Richard

Big Richard

Jan 28 – SOLD OUT – The Paradise Theatre & Pickin’ Productions presents Big Richard. The much heralded quartet returns to Paonia after their debut at Paonia’s Pickin’ in the Park summer of 2022. Catch them live on stage at the historic, intimate Paradise Theatre.

Sam Grisman Project

Sam Grisman Project

Feb 10 – SOLD OUT – The Sam Grisman Project will be playing the music of Garcia/Grisman. With guests Dominic Leslie and Ric Robertson. Sponsored by Patti Keach, Paonia Realty, Frog Bottom Farm & Rock ‘n Roots Farm.

Robin and Marian (PG)

Robin and Marian (PG)

Feb 9 – Senior Movie – In Robin and Marian, Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.

Ghost Story (R)

Ghost Story (R)

Jan 12 – In Ghost Story, two generations of men find themselves haunted by the presence of a spectral woman. When the son of one of the elderly men returns to his hometown after his brother’s mysterious death, they attempt to unravel her story.

The Menu (R)

The Menu (R)

Jan 6-8, 11-12 – A young couple travel to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.