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The Castro Theatre
429 Castro St San Francisco, CA 94114
415-621-6350
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 10 members
Review from armagnacd
36 events 10 reviews

What a great way to spend the evening... watching an old silent movie with a live jazz band that made the movie all that much more enjoyable. I hope to see more events like this.

reviewed Apr 12 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Garret Law
57 events 8 reviews

This was a real surprise. Classic theatre, old flick, and a great orchestra, what a combination!

reviewed Apr 12 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Dana
8 events 3 reviews

The film itself was fantastic. A true classic horror movie with real tension and drama. The live score, which ranged from discordant horns and keyboard to hard-driving rock, was very jarring and often drowned out the more nuanced moments of the film.

reviewed Apr 12 2008 report as inappropriate
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Description

This screening is part of a series in which the greatest silent films of all time come alive with a 21st-century beat at SF’s grandest movie palace. All screenings feature live performances of original scores by renowned silent-film accompanists and Bay Area legends the Club Foot Orchestra.

The granddaddy of all vampire films, F.W. Murnau’s loose (and unauthorized) adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula stars Max Schreck as the perennially chilling prince of the undead, Count Orlock.

Personnel:


  • Myles Boisen,_ Bass, Guitar_

  • Cornelius Boots, Woodwinds

  • Sheldon Brown, Woodwinds

  • Catherine Clune, Violin

  • Beth Custer, Clarinets

  • Chris Grady, Trumpet

  • Steve Kirk, Guitar

  • Richard Marriott, Trombone, Keyboards

  • Deirdre McClure, Conductor

  • Gino Robair, Percussion, Marimba

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