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September 2019

The General & A Dog’s Life

September 20 @ 8:00 pm
Catlow Theater, 116 W Main St.
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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$12

A Charlie Chaplin-Buster Keaton double feature! Chaplin's brilliant "A Dog's Life" (1918) and Keaton's unforgettable classic "The General" (1926) with live theatre organ accompaniment by Jay Warren! Tickets are $12 advance purchase (available here) and $15 at the door on the day of the show. Details: A Dog's Life is a 1918 American short silent…

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The Phantom of the Opera

September 21 @ 1:00 pm
Mokena Public Library, 11327 W 195th St
Mokena, IL 60448 United States
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This event is free, but registration is requested by clicking here. Details: The Phantom of the Opera is a 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, directed by Rupert Julian and starring Lon Chaney in the title role of the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera…

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Robin Hood

September 25 @ 6:30 pm
Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W Briarcliff Rd
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 United States
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FREE

Watch this classic silent film the way it was intended—on the big screen with free popcorn and live organ accompaniment by Jay Warren of the Chicago Silent Film Society. Robin Hood is a 1922 adventure film starring Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery. It was the first motion picture ever to have a Hollywood premiere, held…

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Nosferatu

September 26 @ 7:30 pm
Davis Theater, 4614 N Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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$15

Hosted by Terror in the Aisles, this the original Dracula presented on the big screen, larger than life and twice as scary! Event includes vendors, free posters, charity auction, and more! Tickets: $12 advance sale (available through the venue's facebook page) and $15 day-of-show at the door. Details: Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (German: Nosferatu,…

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October 2019

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

October 4 @ 10:30 pm
Logan Theater, 2646 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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$13.00

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (German: Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) is a 1920 German silent horror film, directed by Robert Wiene and written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. Considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema, it tells the story of an insane hypnotist (Werner Krauss) who uses a somnambulist (Conrad Veidt) to commit murders. The film features a dark and twisted visual style, with sharp-pointed…

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The Phantom Carriage

October 5 @ 7:30 pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 203 S Kensington Ave #2216
LaGrange, IL 60525 United States
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$10

The Phantom Carriage (Swedish: Körkarlen, literally "The Wagoner") is a 1921 Swedish fantasy film generally considered to be one of the central works in the history of Swedish cinema. Released on New Year's Day 1921, it was directed by and starred Victor Sjöström, alongside Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg and Astrid Holm. It is based on…

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The Cat and The Canary

October 8 @ 7:30 pm
Arcada Theatre, 105 E Main St
St Charles, IL 60174 United States
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$10

The original haunted mansion horror comedy! Relatives of an eccentric millionaire gather in his spooky mansion on the 20th anniversary of his death for the reading of his will. Films are accompanied by Organist Jay Warren on the Arcada's original 1926 pipe organ. Special guest and Film Historian Annette Bochenek will be introducing the films.

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The Phantom of the Opera

October 10 @ 7:00 pm
Bridgeview Public Library, 7840 W 79th St
Bridgeview, IL 60455 United States
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FREE

iThe Phantom of the Opera is a 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, directed by Rupert Julian and starring Lon Chaney in the title role of the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman…

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

October 22 @ 7:30 pm
Arcada Theatre, 105 E Main St
St Charles, IL 60174 United States
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$10

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari recounts the story of the mysterious mesmerist, Dr. Caligari, and his somnambulist, Cesare. After their arrival in town, mysterious murders begin to occur and Francis, a local villager, suspects Cesare. When Francis’s girlfriend is kidnapped by Cesare, it becomes obvious that Dr. Caligari is programming the somnambulist to carry out his…

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The Cat and the Canary

October 26 @ 7:30 pm
Rockefeller Memorial Hall, 5850 S Woodlawn
Chicago, IL United States
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FREE

The Cat and the Canary is a 1927 American silent horror film adaptation of John Willard's 1922 black comedy play of the same name. Directed by German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni, the film stars Laura La Plante as Annabelle West, Forrest Stanley as Charles "Charlie" Wilder, and Creighton Hale as Paul Jones. The plot revolves…

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