City Lights

The Roxy Theater is proud to present Essential Cinema, a monthly series of the most iconic and important films the artform has to offer.

City Lights, the most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin, is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire. Though this Depression-era smash was made after the advent of sound, Chaplin remained steadfast in his love for the expressive beauty of the pre-talkie form. The result was the epitome of his art and the crowning achievement of silent comedy.

Presented in 35mm!

City Lights

Screening Times

Film Info

Charles Chaplin, 1931, US, 86 minutes, NR

Genre: Comedy
Cast Members: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee
Format: 35 MM
Writer: Charles Chaplin