Enzian's summer KidFest screens Buster Keaton's 'Steamboat Bill, Jr.'

Let’s be real: No modern kid is going to be excited about the chance to go see a black-and-white silent film made in 1928. So rest easy if you’re worried about being surrounded by kids at the Enzian’s screenings of Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill, Jr. this week. The plot, about feuding riverboat captains whose kids fall in love, is boilerplate melodrama, but the real attraction is seeing Keaton’s talent for physical comedy and death-defying stunts – all achieved without the benefit of modern-day camera trickery. And that makes the iconic scene in which the whole front of a building falls on Keaton, who’s spared by being in just the right spot for an open window to fall around him, still one of the most impressive – if completely foolish – stunts ever captured on film.

11 a.m. Sunday, 3 p.m. Tuesday | Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland | 407-629-0054 | enzian.org | free

Get our top picks for the best events in Orlando every Thursday morning. Sign up for our weekly Events newsletter.
Location Details

Enzian Theater

1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland Winter Park Area


22 events 160 articles
Scroll to read more Arts Stories + Interviews articles
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join Orlando Weekly Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.