Did you miss it the first time? Want to see it again? “Eyes of the Totem,” the 1926 silent movie made in Tacoma by Weaver Studios and featuring footage of many local landmarks as well as a brand-new composed score is screening again, this time at the historic Blue Mouse Theatre in the Proctor district.
Lost for nearly 90 years, rediscovered in a New York City museum vault by a Tacoma preservation officer and restored with the help of many Tacoma citizens, the 81-minute silent movie was one of only three made by the Titlow Beach studio, which closed operations soon after thanks to the invention of cinematic sound. It shows unique moving views of Tacoma in the 1920s, from bustling Pacific Avenue to serene landscapes at Annie Wright and Thornewood Castle, and even a speakeasy set inside the Winthrop Hotel.
The film re-premiered on Sept. 17 at its original venue, the Rialto Theater, to a sold-out crowd who came dressed in period costume and celebrated afterward at a “speakeasy” at the Pythian Temple.
“Eyes of the Totem” screens again at 1 p.m. Oct. 4 and 18, 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Tickets $7. The Blue Mouse, 2611 N. Proctor St., Tacoma. 253-752-9500, bluemousetheatre.com