All films in The Strand’s Silent Film Series, the only one of its kind in the state, are accompanied live by Strand organist Ron Carter on The Strand’s Mighty Allen Theatre Organ, making seeing one of these classic films a one-of-a-kind musical and visual experience. Each film also features an organ pops pre-show concert beginning thirty minutes before showtime.
ABOUT THE BIG PARADE
Wealthy young idler Jim Apperson (John Gilbert) enlists during the early days of World War I, to the worry of his mother (Claire McDowell) and the pride of his father (Hobart Bosworth). Sent to the front lines in the French countryside, Jim bonds with his working-class bunkmates Slim (Karl Dane) and Bull (Tom O'Brien) and falls in love with young French farm girl Melisande (Renée Adorée), despite having a girlfriend (Claire Adams) back home. But the romance of war is soon shattered for good.