Silver Screen Experience - Cabinet of Dr. Caligari


Kings Theatre
  • Tue. October 31, 2017 : 8:00PM

DOORS - 7:00PM
SHOW - 8:00PM

As part of their brand new series, The Silver Screen Experience, The Kings Theatre is set to play host to an iconic film: on Tuesday, October 31 (Halloween), The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari comes to Brooklyn. The 1921 silent classic will grace the theater’s big screen to entertain an expected audience of nearly 3,000 people.

The Kings screening will bring Caligari to new life thanks to a collaboration with the Catskill Jazz Factory, aptly described by Hudson Valley's Almanac Weekly as a “Regional arts think tank" and "formidable jazz incubator.”

From the CJF spawned the sophisto talents of the 7-piece ensemble Rags & Roots, led by celebrated trombonist/composer, Chris Washburne who Ben Ratliff from the New York Times hailed as, “... an excellent player,” and Downbeat/Village Voice scribe, Howard Mandel has pegged as “... a young talent most deserving wider recognition.” The group will present a mashup of previously composed music of the era-- themes and variations adapted and performed alongside the film as its new score.

The Catskill Jazz Factory recently sold out a series of musical engagements held at the New York Botanical Gardens which brought in some 2,000 attendees. 

The Kings Theatre/Caligari audience should also expect a haunting, pre-screening performance of Tchaikovsky’s haunting “Piano Trio In A Minor (Opus 50)” subtitled “In Memory Of A Great Artist,” written in Rome in 1881-1882 and dedicated to the composer’s close friend and mentor, Nikolai Rubenstein. The trio, in this case, features piano, violin and cello and is the only Tchaikovsky piece written for such instrumentation.

Worth it to note that the fun will not be exclusive to the stage…

The evening’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ will allow theatre-goers to experience the vibe of the night the second they walk into the lobby, where French Gypsy Jazz group, Tatiana Eva-Marie & the Avalon Jazz Band will be doing both pre and post-screening performances. Tatiana was recently hailed by Vanity Fair as “one of the finest rising jazz vocalists.” In addition, the Kings Theatre lobby will also host a post-show “after hours” session with South African born, award-winning jazz singer and composer, Melanie Scholtz, also known as the “lone looper” and other Caligari-inspired attractions will be seen and heard throughout the theatre.