Two upcoming movie screenings at Copley Symphony Hall will recall the glittering days of silent movies, with classics from the 1920s accompanied by live classical music.
The hall was originally built in 1929 as the Fox Theatre, an opulent movie palace that debuted near the end of the decade of the “Roaring Twenties.”
To keep the silent-era tradition alive, the symphony is screening the 1927 German science-fiction classic “Metropolis” on March 17 and 1928 French historical drama “The Passion of Joan of Arc” on May 19. Both are classics of the silent era.
The films will be shown as they were meant to be seen — accompanied by live classical music.
“Metropolis” will be accompanied by the San Diego Symphony‘s organ master Russ Peck on the giant Fox Theatre Pipe Organ. And for “Joan of Arc,” San Diego art music collective Luscious Noise will perform John Luther Adams’ “In the White Silence.”
Both screenings are at 8 p.m. on a Saturday night at the hall in downtown San Diego. Tickets are available online.
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