Tue, July 25 at 6:45 pm

Presentation by ‘Silent-Film Music Guru’ benefits Admiral Theater mural restoration

‘Timothy Brock Returns to West Seattle with Music of the Silent Giants’
features interview, clips, Chaplin’s ‘Modern Times’ on Tuesday, July 25

Restoration of the art-deco underwater murals of West Seattle’s Historic Admiral Theater will get another boost this summer with a one-night presentation by a West Seattle native whose orchestral scores for classic movies of the pre-sound era have earned him the title of the “Silent Film Music Guru.”

This exciting evening – to last more than three hours, with an intermission – will start with Timothy Brock being interviewed by his childhood friend, West Seattle’s Dave Beck, a host at KING-FM and longtime former KUOW-FM host. Brock will reminisce with Beck about their West Seattle upbringing and discuss the fascinating process of scoring silent classics.) Brock earned the label of “Silent-Film Music Guru” from Vogue magazine in May 2016.)

Interspersed will be stills and clips from films that Brock has scored. Following an intermission, Brock will introduce the screening of the Chaplin feature “Modern Times” (1936), whose original 1936 Chaplin score Brock has restored and re-recorded.

Tickets are $20, and proceeds will go to the Historic Admiral Theater mural restoration led by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. A VIP opportunity, to attend the presentation and visit one-on-one with Brock and Beck beforehand, will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the theater. VIP tickets are $100.

You can purchase tickets online here, or at the door. Advance ticket purchases are encouraged, as the event may sell out.