Vancouver Civic Theatres presents Silent Movie Mondays - Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922) at the Orpheum
Accompanied by Koos van Nieuwkoop on the Wurlitzer Organ
Celebrate spooky season at Silent Movie Mondays! Join us for Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922), one of the first horror movies ever made, while a sinister improvised soundtrack is played live on the historic Orpheum theatre's original Wurlitzer.
For the Halloween edition of Silent Movie Mondays, costumes are encouraged but not required! Break out your best 1920s flapper attire or don your spookiest outfit for this unforgettable night at the movies.
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922) is a German Expressionist silent film recognized as one of the most influential masterpieces of the era. In this unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula, Max Schreck stars as the Count Orlok, a vampire who resides deep in the Transylvanian mountains. Real estate agent Thomas Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) visits Count Orlok’s remote castle to sell him a house, catalyzing a chain of events that unleashes terror on Hutter’s wife Ellen (Greta Schröder) and their town. Rated PG: Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
The evening will also feature a live Jazz Band performance in the lobby one hour before the show, a fun photobooth, and popcorn & drinks specials.
Following the show, Keith Blackmore of Vancouver Film School will host a lively discussion about the silent film with special guests Paul Jensen and Kat Montagu. Paul is a writer, film scholar and award-winning instructor at VFS & Langara College, and his passion for cinema and the visual arts has labeled him a walking encyclopedia. He is regular feature on public radio, film podcasts, web series, and more. Kat loves helping writers find their own voices. She is the Head of Writing at VFS, the author of Amazon bestseller The Dreaded Curse: Screenplay Formatting for Film & TV, and a screenwriter and film producer herself. Currently, Kat is writing murder mystery and revenge thriller pilot scripts and is also the senior story editor for Crazy 8s short filmmaking competition.
Vancouver Civic Theatres is thrilled to present Silent Movie Mondays at the Orpheum theatre, an immersive escape to the fabulous 1920s that screens popular silent films accompanied by dramatic music played live on the historic Wurlitzer organ – the last theatre organ in Canada still performing in its original home.