Saturday November 2 @ 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:00pm
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$10 General Admission
Not Rated | 81 min
Silent Cinema Classic
Directed by F.W. Murnau
Starring Max Schrek, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim
Silent Movie Night returns to the Palace Theater with the Silent cinema classic from 1922 : NOSFERATU : A Symphony of Horror.
The German Expressionist horror classic accompanied by a live score performed by Tommy Stark on the Mighty Palace Pipe Organ. Proceeds benefit the Hilo Palace Theater and Hilo Theatre Organ Society.
Tickets Available now at the Hilo Palace Theater Box Office. Online Tickets coming soon!
F. W. Murnau’s landmark vampire film begins in the Carpathian mountains, where real estate agent Hutter has arrived to close a sale with the reclusive Herr Orlok. Despite the feverish warnings of the local peasants, Hutter journeys to Orlok’s sinister castle. Hutter soon discovers that Orlok is no ordinary mortal.
One of the silent era’s most influential masterpieces, Nosferatu‘s eerie, gothic feel — and a chilling performance from Max Schreck as the vampire — set the template for the horror films that followed.
The film, shot in 1921 and released in 1922, was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker‘s Dracula (1897); the Stoker Estate had refused permission. Various names and other details were changed from the novel: for instance, vampire became Nosferatu, and Count Dracula became Count Orlok.
Stoker’s heirs sued over the adaptation, and a court ruling ordered that all copies of the film be destroyed. However, a few prints of Nosferatu survived, and the film came to be regarded as an influential masterpiece of cinema.
Brought to new life with a live score performed by Tommy Stark on the Mighty Palace Pipe Organ, come see NOSFERATU for this once in a lifetime horror cinema event!
“It’s not just a great horror movie. It’s a poem of horror, a symphony of dread, a film so rapt, mysterious and weirdly lovely it haunts the mind long after it’s over.” Michael Wilmington CHICAGO TRIBUNE
“It doesn’t scare us, but it haunts us. It shows not that vampires can jump out of shadows, but that evil can grow there, nourished on death.” Roger Ebert CHICAGO SUN-TIMES