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L.A. Conservancy screening of Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Los Angeles Conservancy will screen The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday, June 1. The 1922 black-and-white silent film is famous for its use of expressionistic sets to create a nightmarish feel, and it was an enormous influence on later horror films (particularly 1939’s Son of Frankenstein). The story involves a mad doctor who hypnotizes a somnambulist into doing his bidding.

The feature film will be preceded by two silent short subjects: Pete’s Haunted House, a 1926 cartoon, and The Haunted House (1921), a twenty-minute live-action film.

Tickets are $20 for Conservancy members, $25 for the general public.

Starting at 2pm, the show will be hosted by organist Clark Wilson, who will accompany the films with a live musical performance and answer questions about the theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ after the screenings.

The Orpheum Theatre is located at 842 South Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Get more information here.

The Los Angeles Conservancy works to preserve historical architecture in Los Angeles. They frequently screen classic movies in downtown movie palaces like the Orpheum, the Palace, and the Los Angeles Theatre.

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.