Charlie Chaplin's 'The Kid': Featuring Live Score by The C.R. Avery Ensemble

Charlie Chaplin's 'The Kid': Featuring Live Score by The C.R. Avery Ensemble

7:00pm - Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, July 24, as The C.R. Avery Ensemble perform a live original score alongside Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 silent film masterpiece, THE KID.

While staying true to the film's essence, “a picture with a smile, and perhaps - a tear," Avery and company are bringing something completely new to an old silver screen gem with an updated score (that includes hip-hop, punk and new wave music) pulsing with electricity and sonic rhythm.

The infamous Little Tramp and orphaned Kid's adventures, trials and mishaps on the impoverished streets and down trodden alleyway’s of the 1920s also belongs in today's hip-hop and punk culture.

Chaplin was already an international star when he decided to break out of the short-film format and make his first full-length feature. THE KID merely show Chaplin at a turning point, when he proved that he was a serious film director—it remains an expressive masterwork of silent cinema. In it, he stars as his lovable Tramp character, this time raising an orphan (a remarkable young Jackie Coogan) he has rescued from the streets. Chaplin and Coogan make a miraculous pair in this nimble marriage of sentiment and slapstick, a film that is, as its opening title card states, “a picture with a smile—and perhaps, a tear.”

Wednesday, July 24
Doors 6:30 pm | Event 7:00 pm
*Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

Adult advance tickets $25+ s/c | $30 at the door
Student/Seniors/Kids 15 and under $18 + s/c | $23 at the door

The C.R. Avery Ensemble:

Adam Farnsworth - Piano
Tom Ticher - Drums
Ross Fairbarn - Theremin / Upright bass
C.R. Avery - Organ / synth

THE KID (Charlie Chaplin, 1921 / 68 mins) Charlie Chaplin's first full-length feature is a silent masterpiece about a little tramp who discovers a little orphan and brings him up but is left desolate when the orphanage reclaims him.

*Minors OK. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this event.
*We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance at If a screening or live event is not sold out, the remaining tickets will be available for in-person purchase at the Rio Theatre’s Box Office prior to showtime (subject to availability).
*Our box office is typically open 30 minutes before showtime. All seating is General Admission; please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to showtime to ensure great seats, and time for treats at concession.

*All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.

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