Newhallywood Silent Film Festival

Mr Robinson Crusoe Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks

February 14–16, 2020

Newhallywood Silent Film Festival

Join us in celebrating the 100th wedding anniversary of Hollywood’s first power couple, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., at the inaugural Newhallywood Silent Film Festival!

Friday, February 14th - Sunday, February 16th  

Come watch screenings of more than a dozen silent films including Mary Pickford’s Little Annie Rooney, The Mark of Zorro starring Douglas Fairbanks, and classic silent horror films The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and The Golem.

Enjoy a pop-up exhibit and explore rarely-seen props, costumes, and other memorabilia donated by the superstar couple to the Natural History Museum. Visit family-friendly activities in William S. Hart Park and Museum throughout the festival weekend, and enter the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society’s train station which will be converted into “Slapstick Junction,” for screening short silent film comic gems for audiences of all ages.

Attend film screenings at nearby Newhall locations, along with a special screening of Singin’ in the Rain, and so much more!  

Two special kick-off events are scheduled for Friday, February 14th and include “Bustour” Keaton, a bus tour of various Hollywood film locations, and Valentine’s Day dinner with a screening of Douglas Fairbanks’ Technicolor feature, The Black Pirate. More information on these events can be found below. 

festival Programming

(Detailed schedule to come - stay tuned!)

Friday, February 14

“Bustour” Keaton Guided bus tour of Hollywood silent film sites [Ticketed event]

A Pickford♥Fairbanks Valentine Dinner Valentine’s Day dinner featuring a screening of The Black Pirate with live accompaniment [Ticketed event]

Silent Screams Late-night screenings of the horror masterpieces, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and The Golem with live accompaniment

Saturday, February 15

Little Annie Rooney A classic family-friendly film written by and starring Mary Pickford with live accompaniment

Singin’ in the Rain Screening of the beloved musical about Hollywood’s transition from “silents” to “talkies”

Wild Bill Wellman’s Wings Screening of silent Oscar® winner Wings, introduced by the director’s son, William Wellman, Jr.

Abstract Cinema Late Show A late-night party, featuring contemporary silent films

Sunday, February 16

The Mark of Zorro Screening of Douglas Fairbanks’ classic swashbuckler with live accompaniment

Ramona Screening of the 1910 Mary Pickford film, directed by D.W. Griffith, at the location where it was shot

Ongoing events

Pop-Up Exhibit Costumes, props and other memorabilia from Pickford and Fairbanks films will be on display

Slapstick Junction Silent film comedies screened in a nickelodeon-type atmosphere

William S. Hart Museum Silent film cowboy William S. Hart’s home will be open offering visitors a behind-the-scenes look at how silent film stars lived

Animal Presentations Join L.A. County Parks and Recreation staff for special animal presentations

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Film Festival Locations


Thanks to our partners

This event is produced in partnership with the City of Santa Clarita with support from the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.