In honor of the 88th Academy Awards, which aired last night, we thought it would be fitting to feature a post on the Waverly Community House’s weekly movie showings. In the 1920’s, on Fridays & Saturdays, the Comm would designate space to show various types of films to the public. Movie night was very popular at the Waverly Community House & residents enjoyed the time to gather together to view the productions with their friends & family.
One of the movies shown at the Comm was the film The Blind Goddess; this production tells the story of Bill Devens, a successful man who is murdered after a meeting with his estranged wife. The Blind Goddess was directed by Victor Fleming and shown at the Comm Aug 13th & 14th, 1926.
IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0016658/
Another film shown at the Comm was Simba: The King of the Beasts; this film was a silent documentary directed by husband & wife duo Martin & Osa Johnson & documents the couple’s 4 year excursion in Kenya in the pursuit of an infamous lion.
IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019385/
The Comm remained a popular place to view movies in the Abingtons well into the 1930’s and was a great addition to the newly built space.