See silent horror-comedy film Oct. 8 at the Arcada

The Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St. in St. Charles, continues its "Silent Film Night" series with a screening of the 1927 silent horror-comedy film "The Cat and the Canary" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. The movie will be accompanied live by Jay Warren on the historic 1927 Arcada organ. Tickets are $10. Visit

The film, starring Laura La Plante, was directed by German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni. It is the original haunted mansion horror comedy! When an eccentric family meets in their uncle's remote, decaying mansion on the tenth anniversary of his death for the reading of his will, murder and madness follow.

Special guest and film historian Annette Bochenek will be introducing the film.

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, the series will feature the 1920 German horror classic "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 murderous commands. Francis pursues Caligari to a mental asylum where Caligari is arrested and put into a strait jacket. But the conclusion provides a twist ending that forces audiences to reconsider everything they have just witnessed.

The Arcada Theatre opened in 1926 as a silent film and vaudeville theater. Relive those glory days of the Roaring Twenties' silent film era the first Tuesday of each month. Jay Warren, Chicago's foremost pipe organ expert will perform on the Arcada's 1926 classically restored 3/16 Marr Colton/Geneva organ.

Enjoy fresh popcorn while watching a silent film in a 1920s vaudeville theater. In addition to popcorn, there are food and drink specials.

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