Wurlitzer and a movie

You thought playing a piano was difficult. Look at all <i>those</i> keys!

You thought playing a piano was difficult. Look at all those keys!

California Automobile Museum

2200 Front St.
Sacramento, CA 95818

(916) 442-6802


Music definitely makes the movie. What would Titanic be without James Horner or Braveheart without—damn, James Horner again? Geez, that guy gets around. Still, he doesn’t have anything on Walt Strony, master pipe organ player who’ll provide Wurlitzer accompaniment to the 1927 silent film The King of Kings at the Californian Automobile Museum this Friday. While Horner gets to use state-of-the-art equipment to craft flawless music, Strony will perform live with music that’s on cue with the action. The King of Kings is the ultimate Passion of the Christ story by director Cecil B. DeMille—totally free from Mel Gibson’s sadistic interpretation. If only Mel would have had a Wurlitzer.

The King of Kings will show Friday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m.; $10 for adults, $5 for students; $20 for families; California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front Street; (916) 682-9699; www.sierrachapteratos.org.