Valentine’s Day in the silent era

Chaplin’s The Circus, released at the tail end of the silent era, is arguably one of his funniest films, and was probably your best bet for a Valentine’s Day pick on Tuesday, February 14, 1928. If you and your date were feeling frisky, you could have opted for Gloria Swanson in Sadie Thompson at the nearby Regent — but either way, you’d want to catch an early screening, because the Valentine’s dance at Terrace Gardens (21 Richmond St. W) started at 9 o’clock sharp.

Image source: Toronto Daily Star, February 14, 1928.

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