The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

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Venue: Orpheum

VCT Presents Silent Movie Mondays: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Escape to the 1920s silent movie era at the historic Orpheum theatre! Vancouver Civic Theatres is thrilled to present Silent Movie Mondays, an immersive experience 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.

Join us in the West Coast Lounge for a pre-show performance by the Gatsby Strutters Jazz Band. Following the show, Keith Blackmore of the Vancouver Film School will host a lively discussion about the movie and the role of silent films in the evolution of film history.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

In 1920, one brilliant movie jolted the postwar masses and catapulted the movement known as German Expressionism into film history. That movie was The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a plunge into the mind of insanity that severs all ties with the rational world. Director Robert Wiene and a visionary team of designers crafted a nightmare realm in which lights, shadow and substance are abstracted, a world in which a demented doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetrate a series of ghastly murders in a small community. 

Patrons Rave about Silent Movie Mondays

"A beautiful movie experience in Vancouver's most beautiful theatre!"
"Do not miss the Wurlitzer - you will never look at the Orpheum the same way once you experience the entire building as a musical instrument."
"What a joyful cinematic experience! A treat for cinephiles and novices alike."
"A fabulous and entertaining experience that doesn’t break the bank."
"I look forward to Silent Movie Mondays more than any other event in Vancouver, by far!"
"The Orpheum’s silent movie nights are so much fun! It’s a gorgeous venue, the films are hilarious, and the post-film discussion is rich with movie trivia."



Date Oct 28
Start time 7:30pm
Doors Open 6:30pm


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