Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 4:00p -
Somerville , Ma 02145
Film, Kid Friendly, Nightlife
SOMERVILLE, Mass. – To mark the 100th anniversary of the grand opening of the Broadway Theatre, Mudflat Studio – the ceramic arts school and studio that now occupies the theater’s building – will host a series of special events in October that explore and celebrate the legacy of cinema, arts and entertainment in East Somerville.
In a Halloween treat for the whole family, Mudflat Studio will show the beloved 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz,” starring Judy Garland, on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. Sing along with Dorothy and her traveling companions or munch on free popcorn. Face painting begins at 3 p.m. and costumes are welcome.
At 7 p.m., the landmark silent horror film, “Nosferatu,” which has terrified audiences since 1922, will be shown. Organist Jeff Rapsis, one of the nation’s leading silent film accompanists, will provide a live score for the film. Made when vampires were terrifying not romantic, this special screening of “Nosferatu” would be a perfect date night for the Thriller Generation. The 2013 HD restored version of the original movie – which was the first filmed version of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” – will be screened.
The 100th anniversary celebration kicks off Oct. 20 with an exhibit at Mudflat on “The Lost Theatres of Somerville,” which chronicles the history of Somerville’s 14 theaters with photographs, movie posters and artifacts on loan from the Somerville Museum, Tufts University anthropologist Dr. David Guss, and the Somerville Theater. A reception will be held Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. The exhibit continues through Oct. 31.
All events are free and open to the public. Mudflat Studio is located at 81 Broadway in Somerville. For more information, see: www.mudflat.org