august, 2019

14aug6:30 pm8:30 pmStars From Scranton: Charles Emmett Mack

Event Details

Scranton Public Library continues its Stars From Scranton film series with a screening of D.W. Griffith’s 1921 silent film Dream Street, starring Scranton native Charles Emmett Mack, on Wednesday, August 14th at 6:30 PM.  The screening will be held in the Director’s Office, located on the main floor of Scranton Public Library.

Admission is free with your library card.

Scranton native Charles Emmett Mack (1895-1927) was tapped by legendary film director D.W. Griffith for a leading role for his feature film debut, playing one of two brothers competing for the love of a dance hall girl.  Meanwhile, good and evil are personified by, respectively, a street preacher and a violin player–the latter tempting one of the brothers to commit murder in a jealous rage.

Sadly, Mack never got to experience a film career beyond silent films, for he will tragically killed at the age of 31 in an automobile accident on his way to the set of, ironically, 1927’s The First Auto.

Refreshments will be generously provided by The Friends of Scranton Public Library.

For more information or to register, please contact Bill at 570-348-3000, x3016 or visit us online at



(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Albright Memorial Library

500 Vine Street