TMA screens classic horror for Halloween

The monsters will come out for Halloween at the Toledo Museum of Art, as the “Tales of Mystery and Adventure” program presents four classic silent horror films, perfect to put a vintage chill into your bones. On Halloween night, TMA will screen the 1925 Phantom of the Opera, featuring Lon Cheney’s legendary performance as the disfigured composer who guides a young singer’s career from the shadows. November 1 will see the German expressionist classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Robert Wiene’s masterpiece with its extreme set design and photography, screened at 7 pm. Following at 9 pm will be Haxan, Benjamin Christensen’s 1922 mockumentary about the history of witchcraft and how hysteria and misunderstanding can lead to tragedy. Finally, on the afternoon of November 2 comes Dr. Jeykll and Mr. Hyde, the 1920 version featuring the great John Barrymore’s iconic embodiment of both title roles. All films will be shown in the museum’s Peristyle and accompanied by organist Stephen Warner on the museum’s classic Skinner organ. Attendees at Friday’s screening will be able to see both Cabinet and Haxan for the price of one ticket.

$5 for museum members, $7 general admission,
$4 for students and military.
Phantom: 7pm, Thursday, October 31
Cabinet: 7pm, Friday, November 1
Haxan: 9pm, Friday, November 1
Jekyll: 2pm, Saturday, November 2
Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St.
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