One Night Only at The Castro: Sherlock Jr., Dr. Caligari, and Nosferatu

As good as the Castro Theatre’s sound system is, on Sunday, November 14th, don’t expect it to be throbbing to the classic films scheduled on the marquee that night.  Nor should you expect to hear one of the talented organ players, to which the theatre employees on a nightly pre-film basis lend his key stroking skills to.  This night, the grand Castro Theatre will be transformed into the grand Castro auditorium as the Club Foot Orchestra  illuminate their pitch-perfect musical scores for all to hear.

Founded right here in San Francisco, this talented dectet (group of 10 musicians) have made a name for themselves the world over by performing complex and dramatic scores for silent films.  Now, they will be returning to San Francisco to perform three fantastic scores to three equally fantastic and classic films.  Follow the jump for showtimes, a list of the three films (as if you couldn’t tell by this post’s title), and ticket information.

1:00 SHERLOCK JR  (dir. Buster Keaton, 1924) Incredible stunts, Outrageous gags, Primitive American Surrealism!
Bargain Matinee! Adults $10,  Kids (12 and under) $5.

4:00 SHERLOCK JR  (dir. Buster Keaton, 1924)  repeat

6:00 THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI  (dir. Robert Weine, 1919) The first Expressionist film, often considered one of the most influential movies of all time. Dreamlike plot and nightmarish sets.

8:00 NOSFERATU (dir. FW Murnau 1922) The first and greatest vampire movie. One cannot fail to be chilled by “the glacial draughts of air from the beyond.”

Tickets for all films can be bought here (Purchase tickets)


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