When the New York Times reviewed Charlie Chaplin’s romantic comedy film, City Lights, in 1931, they noted that the movie theater was filled with “roars of laughter” and that it was a “joyous night.”
Big laughs and joy can be expected by film buffs and music lovers alike when Gundlach Bundschu Winery shows City Lights among their vineyards on Saturday, June 24.
The romantic comedy is considered Chaplin’s finest work and one of the greatest films of all time. A silent film, it will be accompanied by a live performance from the Sonoma County Philharmonic, which will perform the musical score created by Chaplin.
City Lights stars Chaplin as his famous Little Tramp character, who falls in love with a blind girl, all the while developing a dramatic friendship with an alcoholic millionaire.
Guests can sip on Gundlach Bundschu wine and enjoy food from local food trucks as they watch the film and enjoy the live music as the sun sets. Guests are asked to bring low-back chairs or blankets to sit on and warm clothes, as Sonoma nights can get chilly.
The event serves as a fundraiser for the Sonoma County Philharmonic, a 65-member all volunteer orchestra that presents free and low-cost concerts throughout Sonoma County. Tickets are $75. socophil.org
Saturday, June 24, Gundlach Bundschu Winery, 2000 Denmark St, Sonoma 95476.