Postponed to Sunday, April 29 at 2pm 


76 minutes

The Palace Theatre invites you to turn back the clock and experience something unique and different! Organist, Leona Hoek will be accompanying the Silent Movie, "The Freshman" on Sunday, April 15 at 2pm. Bring your family & friends back in time and enjoy a movie where acting (without words) and music tell you the story. In the hustle and bustle of today's world, it's fun to go back to a different time. We invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy this opportunity! Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students.

Movie synopsis: In hopes of making some friends, Harold Lamb (Harold Lloyd) attends college at Tate University. But when the students notice his eccentric personality, he becomes the joke of the school. His fellow students convince Harold that he is popular but laugh at him behind his back, telling him that he is a player on the football team when he is actually the waterboy. Only his friend Peggy (Jobyna Ralston) knows that, to be happy, Harold must accept himself for who he really is. (Release date: September 20, 1925 (USA))

Leona Hoek has been playing in churches and numerous places for 65 years. Some of her biggest accomplishments are being guest organist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Air Force Academy Chapel. She is known around the Luverne are for involvement with the Green Earth Players, Missoula Children's Theatre, Blue Mound Opry and other theater groups. The Palace Theatre is honored to have her at the helm of the historic 1926 Smith-Geneva Organ.

The Smith-Geneva console organ in the Palace Theatre building in Luverne was installed in 1926 by Herman and Maude Jochims. It is the only Smith-Geneva organ that was installed in a theatre that is still in working order and in its original setting in the entire United States. The original worth of this organ was recorded as $10,000.

$5 for ages 3-12th grade | $7 for adults.