The Strand is featuring the silent film Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (Not Rated) with live accompaniment by Ron Carter on the Mighty Allen Theatre Organ. A rebellious Israelite prince out for vengeance crosses paths with the Messiah in this full length 1925 silent film epic starring Ramón Navarro as Juda Ben Hur and Francis X. Bushman as Messala. Based on General Lew Wallace’s 1880 historical novel, the story of a first-century Jewish prince’s changing fortunes and rivalry with a childhood friend turned enemy is told at an epic scale and cost — the equivalent of 300 million dollars today. A classic tale of betrayal and revenge, Ben Hur’s epic tale is brought to life on the big screen. Live organ pops variety show and sing-along at 2:30 PM.
Sunday, April 3, 2011, 3 p.m.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for children, students, and seniors.
Earl Smith Strand Theatre
Free around square/Cobb County parking garage on weekends.
For more information, please call (770) 293-0080.