SEPTEMBER 20 - 21
1935 • Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers
One of our most requested films, Top Hat is a screwball comedy musical featuring America’s most enduring film partners -- Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers -- in their most successful and most popular film. With a score by Irving Berlin, Top Hat is great entertainment with humor, music, song and dance. You definitely don’t want to miss it!
VAUDEVILLE ON FILM
Presented by Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
Back by popular demand, an incredible afternoon featuring Vitaphone Variety Film Shorts of the 1920s followed by live musical whoopee from Janet Klein. Janet’s favorite shorts feature vaudevillians, bands, novelty dancers and comedians. In many cases these rare films give us the only possible glimpse of the world’s most treasured vaudeville acts. We’re thrilled to welcome back our favorite ukulele chanteuse Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys for this lively trip to the past. Reservations recommended.
TICKET PRICES: ALL SEATS $20
SEPTEMBER 27 - 28
NO MATINEE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH
THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR
1947 • Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders
This rarely seen film is one of the most haunting and cinematic romances ever filmed - ghost and all. Gene Tierney is perfect in her role as Lucy, a young widow. This is a very special movie one doesn't easily forget, and so well done - including a remarkable score by the venerable Bernard Herrmann. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is pure artistry on film.
On the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ
Early pop standards, jazz, movie music, Broadway tunes, and many pleasant surprises from Jelani Eddington, one of the most accomplished theater organists in the field. Jelani is also an accomplished pianist, and sure to delight us with a few memorable tunes on our Bösendorfer grand piano. Reservations are recommended.
SHOWTIMES ARE: 2:30pm
TICKET PRICES: ALL SEATS $20
OCTOBER 4 - 5
THE BLACK CAT
1934 • Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi
Would you spend the night in a bizarre home atop a horrific WWI battlefield? What if you were there with Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff? The Black Cat is a true horror classic. Karloff and Lugosi have amazing on-screen chemistry. Yes, it’s macabre, but it’s great fun. Grab some popcorn, take a seat, and get ready to be creeped out.
OCTOBER 5 - 6
ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN
1948 • Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello
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, Jr. 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!
OCTOBER 11 - 12
1931 • Bela Lugosi • Directed by Tod Browning
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.
OCTOBER 12 - 13
1931 • Boris Karloff
"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!
OCTOBER 18 - 19
1932 • Boris Karloff
The Mummy is one of the most beloved films from Universal's classic horror period. Boris Karloff gives the film its resonance. Audiences in 1932 were frightened to death when Karloff opened his eyes for the first time. The Mummy is a true work of art that’s as much suspense thriller as it is horror.
OCTOBER 19 - 20
THE INVISIBLE MAN
1933 • Claude Rains
With a brilliant performance by Claude Rains (often with only his voice), The Invisible Man gets better every time you watch it! In the 1930s, the special effects left audiences captivated. Even today we wonder how they did it without computers. Based on the H.G Wells classic story, this film is on everyone’s must-see list of horror/sci-fi classics.
OCTOBER 25 - 26
THE WOLF MAN
1941 • Lon Chaney Jr. , Claude Rains
As the saying goes: “Even a man who is pure in heart, and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms, and the autumn moon is bright.” Lon Chaney Jr. stars in this horror masterpiece about a man who is attacked by a werewolf and then becomes one himself. Simply put: it’s one of the greats!
ONE SHOW ONLY! - OCTOBER 26
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
1943 • Claude Rains, Nelson Eddy
This 1940s Technicolor version of Universal’s classic opera house tale features excellent performances from Claude Rains and Nelson Eddy, along with lush sets and photography. It’s lighter on the horror than other versions, but heavier on the music. Opera fans will be delighted!