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Lyric Halls The Cat and the Canary with Halloween Dance Party

Lyric Halls The Cat and the Canary with Halloween Dance Party

meet in the entry at 6:40

The Cat and the Canary silent film with original film score by Steve Asetta and the Lyric Hall Orchestra at 7:00. Followed by A Dance Party at 9 with Steve Asetta and the Ringers with The Lyric Hall Horns, rhythm and blues, jazz, Swing, rock and New Orleans Funk, for your dancing pleasure. This is a BYOB venue, there may be some light appetizers to munch on....

See you there!!!

Admission:

$10.00 for the movie only and around $15.00 for

both movie and party

reservation suggested...call -[masked] (I highly recommend. Also I have heard you can get a ticket through Best Video in Hamden. Best Video 1842 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT (203)[masked] Cash only at the door at Lyric Hall )

everyone is on their own for tickets

this is a Halloween party though, so custumes are encouraged ; -D!!!!

Synopsis of the film:

The Cat and the Canary (1927) is an American silent horror film adaptation of John Willard's 1922 black comedy play of the same name. Directed by German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni, the film stars Laura La Plante as Annabelle West, Forrest Stanley as Charles "Charlie" Wilder, and Creighton Hale as Paul Jones. The plot revolves around the death of Cyrus West, who is Annabelle, Charlie, and Paul's uncle, and the reading of his will 20 years later. Annabelle inherits her uncle's fortune, but when she and her family spend the night in his haunted mansion they are stalked by a mysterious figure. Meanwhile, a lunatic known as "the Cat" escapes from an asylum and hides in the mansion.

The Cat and the Canary is part of a genre of comedy horror films inspired by 1920s Broadway stage plays. Paul Leni's adaptation of Willard's play blended expressionism with humor, a style Leni was notable for and critics recognized as unique. Leni's style of directing made The Cat and the Canary influential in the "old dark house" genre of films popular from the 1930s through the 1950s. The film was one of Universal's early horror productions and is considered "the cornerstone of Universal's school of horror."[1] The play has been filmed five other times, with the most notable in 1939 starring comedic actor Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard.

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  • Andy A.

    I had a wonderful time watching the movie and dancing

    November 3, 2012

  • David M.

    As far as I'm concerned, I can think of few places better for a Halloween Party. The atmosphere and the people beat any other party I've ever been to on Halloween. I hope he does it again next year. The film with music was excellent.

    October 29, 2012

  • Dal

    Fun band playing good dancing music,and even though we arrived late there were still snacks and wine available..

    October 29, 2012

  • Tammara

    Great Place and so much fun

    October 29, 2012

  • Cathy M

    Silent film with a little humor to it, nicely orchestrated. The dance party was fantastic, great costumes, energy and fantastic band. And ladies make sure you ask Bill Cash for a dance next time, he can really get down, how low can you go Bill....? ;- D

    October 28, 2012

  • Nara

    Very unique experience!

    October 28, 2012

  • Antoinette

    The silent film was great and the party afterward was great too. The band was excellet. Everyone looked great in their costumes. Thanks Cathy.

    October 28, 2012

  • Earthro

    Cathy know how to host great show!

    October 28, 2012

  • Catherine

    Excellent Halloween Party started with old silent film (with live sounds added) and a great band for dancing followed! Had a blast!

    October 28, 2012

  • Cathy M

    Meet in the entry way at 6:40 to get settled with tickets...

    October 27, 2012

  • Antoinette

    I called Lyrical Hall and spoke to Charlotte. She will hold a ticket for you and you can pick it up on Saturday night.

    October 25, 2012

  • Cathy M

    In back of Kehler Liddell lots of parking.

    October 24, 2012

  • Cathy M

    Details above...

    October 22, 2012

  • Cathy M

    In addition to the phone number listed above for reservation, you can get a ticket through....Best Video I have been told. The web site doesn't have an option to buy on line, just the phone number, same as above.

    Best Video
    1842 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT
    (203)[masked]

    October 21, 2012

  • Cathy M

    This is a BYOB venue, there may be some light appetizers to munch on.....My thought is this will be a well attended event, and since they have opened this up to the public, they want to keep any alcohol in check as they do not have a liquor license and do not want things to get out of hand.

    October 20, 2012

  • Cathy M

    Read through the event details there is a number to reserve a spot for the film.

    October 20, 2012

  • Susan J.

    hi, I sm interested in attending this event........what do I need to do?

    October 20, 2012

  • Cathy M

    I will get more information 
    The information I got was straight copied from their posting, so , apparently they have made some changes...I will get back to you when I know more.

    October 19, 2012

  • Cathy M

    They are still saying that they don't have information on tickets yet, but if you have made a reservation, you are all set. As far as the party I believe it is a loose operation for that and that you just show up...if you are all set with the reservation for the movie, then don't worry about the party part. I will share information as I can get it. That guy Steve is in the Orchestra and runs the film part, so if he is telling you details, your hearing it from the boss and your good to go... ;-]

    October 18, 2012

    • Tammara

      Hi Cathy, also found out from Steve, that it is a BYOB party, there will be no alcaholic drinks offered. But, I am presumming there will be food right? Thanks,

      October 19, 2012

  • David M.

    I just called for a ticket and left my name and number because tickets aren't on sale yet. The person I spoke to said he would call me back when they go on sale.

    October 9, 2012

  • Ray

    For those who watch 'Dr Who', 'Blink' and you'll miss it! Reserve early!

    October 9, 2012

  • Lori

    I spoke today w Steve whose phone number is given in the recommendation. He said he has not heard from us, but would LOVE to hold a block of 25 tickets for us so we'd get in quickly to the movie & party. He's going to call me when their ticketing is in order. He asked that if you call that you mention my call/our group size as a memory jogger. We will need to let him know our actual number closer to the event.

    October 5, 2012

    • Cathy M

      I have already reserved my ticket, and I did mention a sizable number of people I know are coming...everyone is on their own for tickets. I do not like to reserve a block of tickets when the venue is general admission, the reason being, we always have no shows and it is not fair to the people running the venue, if people don't turn up....It can be a hassle with Paypal and since it is NOT assigned seating, this is much easier.

      October 5, 2012

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