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Silent Movie Series: Ben-Hur
Each season The Washington Center presents a Silent Movie Series curated by our own house organist Dennis James. Mr. James provides live musical accompaniment on our historic Mighty Andy Crow Wurlitzer Organ—a treasure restored from 1924.Buy Now
Ramón Novarro stars as the rebellious Israelite prince who crosses paths with the Messiah on his quest for vengeance in this 1924 classic. The epic chariot race has gone down in history for its influence on modern camera techniques, and with a production budget of 3.9 million dollars you will see why Ben-Hur was the most expensive film of the silent era!