Coal River Renaissance Initiative presents 100th-anniversary screening of silent film classic “Safety Last!” at Alban Arts Center.


St. Albans, WV – The Coal River Renaissance Initiative, in collaboration with Janis Films, is proud to announce a special 100th-anniversary screening of the timeless, silent comedy classic, “Safety Last!” at the historic Alban Arts Center in St. Albans, West Virginia. This much-anticipated event is scheduled for October 14th, 2023, at 7:00 PM.

In 1923, Harold Lloyd climbed his way into cinematic history, creating unforgettable moments that have continued to delight audiences for generations. Now, a century later, the Coal River Renaissance Initiative invites you to experience this iconic film’s heart-pounding hilarity and cinematic artistry on the big screen.

James Townsend and Chris Sutton, founders of the Coal River Renaissance Initiative, express their enthusiasm for this unique event: “We are thrilled to bring the magic of silent films to the Alban Theater with this iconic classic. ‘Safety Last!’ is not just a movie; it’s a journey through time, a celebration of the enduring power of laughter, and a tribute to the rich history of cinema. We look forward to sharing this cinematic gem with our community and creating cherished memories for our audience.”

The event will feature pre-sale tickets available for $10 and day-of-show tickets for $15, allowing
attendees to secure their seats in advance. Doors will open at 6:30 PM, and the film will begin promptly at 7:00 PM. Concessions will be available for purchase, ensuring a complete cinematic experience. This screening of “Safety Last!” promises to be a night filled with laughter, nostalgia, and a heartfelt appreciation for the art of silent cinema. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this historic event. Secure your tickets today by visiting Buy Tickets.

The Coal River Renaissance Initiative; The Alban Arts Center; The Coal River Coffee Company; and Ancarna Digital Media.

About Coal River Renaissance Initiative:
The Coal River Renaissance Initiative is a non-profit organization that fosters community revitalization, cultural enrichment, and economic growth in St. Albans, West Virginia. By organizing events and initiatives that celebrate the city’s rich history and heritage, the organization aims to create a brighter future for residents and visitors alike.

About Alban Arts Center:
The Alban Arts Center, located in the heart of downtown St. Albans, is a dynamic arts organization within the historic Alban Theater. The center focuses on the performing arts, presenting a variety of productions and hosting touring performances, concerts, movies, and more throughout the year.

About Coal River Coffee Company:
Coffee Roaster along the Coal River // Brick & Mortar Coffee Shop in Saint Albans, WV // Specializing in locally roasted coffee and gluten free baked goods.

About Ancarna Digital Marketing:
“At Ancarna Digital, we are committed to being your local guide in building an effective, affordable small business marketing strategy that increases your exposure and turns clicks into customers while freeing you up to focus more on thriving in all aspects of life.”


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