Spooky screening of silent film at Hull City Hall this Halloween

A spooky screening of horror masterpiece Nosferatu will take place at Hull City Hall this Halloween.

The silent film – inspired by the Dracula story – will be accompanied by live music played on the venue’s historic organ by Donald MacKenzie, who regularly plays at the Odeon Leicester Square.

The showing takes place on Tuesday, October 31 and the audience is encouraged to dress-up for this uniquely spine-tingling evening.

Nosferatu, directed by FW Murnau, is considered a cinematic classic. Released in 1922, it remains one of the best-loved of the genre.


The film features the frightening Count Orlok and his encounter with a visitor to his Transylvanian castle, Thomas Hutter.

Hutter is sent by his employer to see Orlok who wants to buy property in Germany, where Hutter lives.

Despite warnings from locals to stay away, Hutter continues his journey to the castle where there are many strange occurrences.

But by the time Hutter beings to realise the truth, he is trapped and seemingly powerless as Orlok sets sail for Germany where Hutter’s wife Ellen awaits.

Orlok wreaks havoc on his way and it looks like Ellen’s fate is sealed but could Orlok’s lust for her flesh and blood be the end of him?

Adding to the gothic atmosphere of this eerie work will be Hull City Hall’s celebrated organ which will be played live by Donald MacKenzie as an accompaniment to the film.

Born in Scotland, Donald began his professional career in 1988 when he was the organist of the Glasgow Garden Festival.

In July 1992, he began his long association with the world famous Odeon Leicester Square Compton Organ by playing it for film events, including a five-week run of the Disney film, Aladdin.

Since then he has appeared regularly at film premières, special events, and organ concerts and performed around the world.

Tickets for Nosferatu with Organ Music played by Donald MacKenzie at 7.30pm on Tuesday, October 31 are £15. They go on sale at 10 am on Friday, July 14. The film is rated PG.

Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.


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