U.S., 1928, 62 min, 35mm, Dir. Charlie Chaplin, Rated G, Janus Films


The Circus (35mm)

Saturday, 8/10 & Sunday, 8/11

“Innovative and timeless.” – Aaron Hillis, Village Voice

When we first meet Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp in this comic gem, he’s in typical straits: broke, hungry, destined to fall in love, and just as sure to lose the girl. Mistaken for a pickpocket and pursued by a peace officer into a circus tent, the Tramp becomes a star when delighted patrons think his escape from John Law is an act. At the first ever Academy Awards ceremony, Chaplin was honored with a special statuette for “versatility and genius in writing, acting, directing, and producing The Circus.” And, it went without saying, for again bringing laughter to packed movie palaces across America. Synopsis courtesy of MK2 and Warner Bros. Playing on a 35mm print struck in 2010.

Dress your children like Charlie Chaplin on Saturday & Sunday, and have them participate in a fun Q&A on Saturday!


Family Day on Aragon is culturally rich, inexpensive family fun featuring beloved classics and new favorites for all to enjoy. Hosted on the second Saturday & Sunday of every month. Admission is pay what you can per ticket, with a suggested price of $5 per person. Each ticket includes a free small popcorn. Presented in partnership with Books & Books and Coral Gables Museum. Support for this program and pay what you can admission price are provided by a grant from the Coral Gables Community Foundation.


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