A couple of years ago, I was surfing social media and I ran into an post advertising the Showing of the epic silent film “Metropolis” at the ARCADA theater in St. Charles Illinois. Having lived not too far from St. Charles at one time I was slight familiar with the ARCADA and the surrounding area.
The ARCADA is located on Main street in St. Charles in a the heart of St. Charles historic district, which is located on the banks of the Fox River. The old downtown is very quaint and the street is filled with older buildings and very personable businesses. The Arcada is a beautiful living relic, and an in tact example of past theaters. Its 1920’s art-deco walls and ceilings are magnificent. The Arcada has a music pit with a monsterous pipe organ which they used to accompany Metropolis with music. Metropolis was a silent film which was far ahead of its time and has been recognized as such in recent times.