The Sun of the Sheik at Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater

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Event Date(s): Sat, 02/12/2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gowandas Hollywood Theater presents "The Son of the Sheik"

Valentino will be heating up Gowandas Hollywood Theater screen on Feb. 12th! Don't miss seeing the 'Great Lover' on the big screen with organ accompaniment by renowned theater organist Dennis James.

"The Son of the Sheik" is a 1926 American silent film directed by George Fitzmaurice starring Rudolph Valentino and Vilma Banky. The film is based on the 1925 romance novel of the same name by Edith Maude Hull.

"The Son of the Sheik" is Valentino's final film and went into general release nearly two weeks after his death from peritonitis at the age of 31.

In 2003, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Tickets: Adult- $15, Children under 12- $10

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Historic Hollywood Theater
39 W. Main Street
Gowanda, NY 14070
United States
Phone: 716-532-6103
42° 27' 48.0744" N, 78° 56' 11.2488" W
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