Looking for something different to do this Halloween season? How about a creepy, silent movie about a mad composer who plays a huge pipe organ while a real-life pipe organ accompanies it?
Come on down to the Alabama Theatre for the 1925 version of ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ accompanied by Tom Helms playing his original score on Big Bertha.
Who’s Big Bertha?
She’s the Alabama Theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ, and Tom’s pulling out all the stops (literally,**see below). Since this event is a fundraiser for the Alabama Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS), the organization that services Bertha herself, it’s a great time for showing off!
**side note: The phrase “pulling out all the stops” originated from organ-playing, where it means to open up all the pipes and let out the loudest sound possible! Brace yourselves, people!
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This silent horror film is 93 minutes long and is the story of a mad, disfigured composer who becomes obsessed with a beautiful, young opera singer. Erm, frankly, the guy in the picture is creepy, Big Bertha’s going to be shaking the walls, and the whole shebang only costs $14.00 a ticket. Don’t let this one get away!
In order for social distancing to occur, this show has reserved seating. Tickets are being sold in “pods” of two or four and you must purchase the entire pod for your party. Pods will be seated six feet apart. To ask about large groups, contact Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Masks are required at all times except when eating or drinking and all ticketholders will have their temperatures checked on arrival.
In an effort to keep transactions safe and efficient, cash will not be accepted at either the box office or the concession stand. Make sure to bring your debit or credit card.
Details to know:
Date of show: October 25th, 2020.
To reserve your seats now, PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.
The doors open at 1:00 PM and the show starts at 2:00 PM.
The Alabama Theatre is located at 1817 3rd Ave. North, Birmingham, AL 35203
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