The Coleman Theatre presents the 1925 silent horror comedy “The Monster,” starring Lon Chaney, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019.
This silent film presentation will feature Coleman House Organist Dennis James, the master of The Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ.
In the film, Chaney plays the insane Dr. Ziska who devises an elaborate scheme to trap human specimens for his bizarre resurrection experiments. Once you’re in the lair of vile Dr. Ziska, is there any way out? That’s what Johnny Goodlittle — fresh from receiving his correspondence school detective's diploma and a starter kit containing a badge, handcuffs and a handgun — must figure out as he tries to rescue other captives and escape The Monster.
While “The Man of a Thousand Faces” provides the creepiness, a nimble cast and droll title cards provide the comedy of this dark-house tale. A distinguishing quality of The Monster, which deviates from most horror films, is its use of subtle humor in serious or dramatic situations. As in many conventional comedies, the protagonist Johnny Goodlittle is a comic relief character.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for students and children.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Coleman Theatre at 918-540-2420, visit us online at www.colemantheatre.org/events, stop by the theatre at 103 N. Main St. in Miami or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.