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Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein

This film may be a spoof, but it’s also an homage to the legendary monsters of Universal Studios. The three monsters (Bela Lugosi as Dracula, Lon Chaney as the Wolfman, and Glenn Strange as Frankenstein) play it straight, making the blend of comedy with horror so incredibly entertaining. A must see for any horror fan - or comedy fan!
Sat, Oct 1 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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The Man Who Laughs

1928 – silent • Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin Accompanied live on the Mighty Wurlitzer by Randy Woltz A romantic, dramatic, silent feature directed by the German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni. It is an adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1869 novel of the same name, and features superstar of the silent era Mary Philbin and German-born mega star Conrad Veidt. The film is known for the grim carnival freak-like grin on Veidt’s face, which pushes the film into the realm of horror. Great silent filmmaking, great acting. If you’ve never seen this creepy work of art, mark your calendar!
Sun, Oct 2 2:30 PM
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Frankenstein

"It's Alive!" is a line that will live on forever as we recall the first moments of life for cinema’s most recognized and beloved monster of all time. Karloff's sympathetic performance evokes fear while also breaking our hearts. This film made him a huge star after years of working as an unknown actor. Frankenstein is nothing less than a classic!
Sat, Oct 8 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Frederick Hodges and Richard Dowling in Concert

• Tricks and Treats for Two Pianos • Piano Virtuosos Frederick Hodges and Richard Dowling will present an exciting Halloween- themed two-piano concert featuring such favorites as "Night on Bald Mountain," "Danse Macabre," "Funeral March for a Marionette," "Ghost Dance," and other seasonal favorites, with a few beloved Gershwin classics, Hollywood movie hits, and rollicking ragtime masterpieces thrown in for good measure.
Sun, Oct 9 2:30 PM
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The Little Shop of Horrors

1960 • Directed by Roger Corman Okay so it may not be ‘scary’ this immortal cult classic is certainly ever-green (get it?). Filmed with a whopping budget of $28,000, it became of the most beloved B movies of all time. Come see what all the fuss is about, and experience the Passionate People Eater for yourself!
Sat, Oct 15 2:30 PM
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House on Haunted Hill

1959 • Vincent Price Vincent Price invites five people to stay in his home overnight. Those who survive will earn the outrageous sum of Ten Thousand Dollars! Human heads without bodies, mysterious pools of blood dripping from the ceiling are some of the terrors that await those who dared to enter. The movie has some great shots of the "House" which is Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House. The home is perched high atop a Los Feliz neighborhood. You'll hear some of the best screams ever in this movie!
Sat, Oct 15 7:00 PM
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Night of the Living Dead

1968 • Directed by George Romero The movie that would screen at drive-ins and haunt dreams forever, Night of the Living Dead pits a group of young people against a horde of zombies that have surrounded a Pennsylvania farm. The terror comes not from gory, lingering images, but the alarming fear that mounts from being trapped in tiny rooms waiting for a horrendous fate. See it if you dare!
Sun, Oct 16 2:30 PM
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Psycho

• Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • This phycological thriller is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most popular films. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actress for Leigh and Best Director for Hitchcock. And yes, this is the one with that infamous ‘shower scene’, and a creepy Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) with mommy issues. Still holds up as great entertainment more than sixty years later!
Sun, Oct 16 7:00 PM
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Nosferatu

1922 - silent • Directed by F. W. Murnau • Live Accompaniment by Robert York on the Mighty Wurlitzer • A command repeat performance of Robert York’s gripping, live pipe organ accompaniment of this horror classic. Director F. W. Murnau originally wanted to make a film based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula , but couldn’t get the rights. So Murnau changed the name to Nosferatu and ended up making this masterpiece of German expressionist cinema. Bram Stoker’s estate sued and the courts ordered that all copies of Nosferatu be destroyed. Fortunately, a few prints survived and solidified the F. W. Murnau’s recognition as a true innovator of silent cinema.
Sat, Oct 22 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Dracula

Bela Lugosi’s extraordinary performance made Dracula the most terrifying monster in movie history. When first released, the film was known to make patrons faint in the theaters and have nightmares for years. If you love scary movies, Dracula is either at the top of your list, or it will be after you see it this weekend at Old Town Music Hall.
Sun, Oct 23 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Young Frankenstein

1974 • Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn This hilarious parody of the classic Frankenstein movies was co-written and directed by Mel Brooks. Gene Wilder brilliantly leads a stellar cast of hilarious actors. How did they keep a straight face during filming?! Now itself a classic, this film is a must for any fan of the genre.
Sat, Oct 29 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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The Phantom of the Opera

• Silent with Live Accompaniment by Mark Herman on the Mighty Wurlitzer • In this original silent version of “Phantom”, Lon Chaney embodies the title character, a badly disfigured man in the catacombs of the Paris Opera House. Chaney’s performance evokes both ? terror and sadness, even in the early scenes when only his shadow is shown. There is nothing like the original! Don’t miss this chance to see it in its full glory, accompanied on the Mighty Wurlitzer by the one and only Mark Herman.
Sun, Oct 30 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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King Kong

1933 • Fay Wray In 1933 Fay Wray was approached by producer Merian C. Cooper, who told her that he had a part for her in a picture in which she would be working with a tall, dark leading man. The "tall, dark leading man" would be a giant gorilla and the picture would be King Kong. The film grossed $90,000 in its opening weekend, which was the biggest opening ever at the time. The success of the film was credited for saving RKO from bankruptcy. Come see the original Kong on the big screen!
Sat, Nov 5 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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The Rolling Figs Jazz Orchestra

The Rolling Figs Jazz Orchestra was created by Corey Gemme in 2012 and had its premiere performance at Old Town Music Hall, followed by a decade of performances at venues throughout California including the San Diego Jazz Festival and the Monetary Jazz Bash. The Rolling Figs Jazz Orchestra performs music of the 1920s, 30s and 40s as well as many original compositions written by Gemme as a tribute to the great composers of the period. Each and every musician in this band is fabulous, and we're thrilled to have them all here in the same place at the same time!
Sun, Nov 6 2:30 PM
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The Gay Divorcee

1934 • Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers At the depth of the Depression, this sort of film was all the rage - a fantasy of carefree opulence and ease, set in a world of floor shows, ocean liners and tuxedos. The wit is sharp and the mood flirtatious. Fred Astaire is always the height of style and Ginger Rogers is gorgeous.
Sat, Nov 12 2:30 PM
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Top Hat

1935 • Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers Our most requested film, Top Hat is a screwball comedy musical featuring America’s most enduring film partners -- Astaire and Rogers -- in their most successful partnership. With a score by Irving Berlin, Top Hat is great entertainment with humor, music, song and dance.
Sat, Nov 12 7:00 PM
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Swing Time

1936 • Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers If you only watch one Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers musical, make this the one. It features the spectacular dancing of Astaire and Rogers and the musical brilliance of Jerome Kern. The songs are wonderful, including "A Fine Romance" and "The Way You Look Tonight". Directed by George Stevens, when it comes to iconic Hollywood musicals, it doesn’t get better than this!
Sun, Nov 13 2:30 PM
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The Adventures of Robin Hood

1938 • Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains Errol Flynn stars in the swashbuckling role that made him a star. This is a fun, wonderful, escapist adventure with a cast packed with genius actors. For a film that was made 84 years ago, it still stands up. The musical score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold is particularly spectacular and it paved the road for the action-adventure music of today. The film won three Academy Awards. The 1938 cinematography is spectacular, and it’s in color! A genuine treat for the whole family.
Sat, Nov 19 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Donna Parker in Concert

In Concert on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ THE MOVIES AND THE MUSIC Donna Parker makes her debut at Old Town Music Hall with a delightful concert and a highly anticipated program that explores the work of female silent filmmakers. The concert portions of the show will feature some of Donna’s favorite melodies from film – both the silent era and beyond. She will then share three rare short films, each directed by a remarkable female director of the silent era, and each accompanied live on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ.
Sun, Nov 20 2:30 PM
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Vaudeville on Film

Back by popular demand, an incredible afternoon featuring Vitaphone Variety Film Shorts of the 1920s and live musical whoopee from Janet Klein. In many cases these rare films give us the only possible glimpse at the world’s most treasured vaudeville acts -- bands, novelty dancers and comedians. We’re thrilled to welcome back our favorite ukulele chanteuse Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys for this lively trip to the past, with the added inspiration of Randy Woltz on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ.
Sat, Nov 26 2:30 PM
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