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Silent Sinema Sunday! Nosferatu with Live Music by The Invincible Czars

Silent Sinema Sunday! Nosferatu with Live Music by The Invincible Czars

Join us at the Rio Theatre for one of the most exciting events we have planned for 2017 – Silent Sinema Sunday! Austin, Texas’ own The Invincible Czars are coming to Vancouver for one night only, and they are gracing our stage with a silent cinema double bill evening featuring two classics of the era which will be screened alongside their own original score – performed live! On Sunday, June 4 we will be screening NOSFERATU at 7:00 pm followed by DR. JEKYLL & MR HYDE at 9:00 pm. See one, or see them both for one sweet price!

Doors 6:00 | Movie 7:00 pm
Single Film Ticket $15 advance HERE | $18 at the door


Movie 9:00 pm
Single Film Ticket $15 advance HERE | $18 at the door

Why not make it a Silent Sinema Sunday and see both NOSFERATU + DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE for one sweet price?

Double Feature Tickets $25 advance HERE | $30 at the door

*Minors welcome to both shows! Must be 19+ with ID for bar service.
**Sorry, Groupons and Rio passes are not accepted for this event.

The Invincible Czars make quirky, bold music for lovers of everything in the “other” category. Inspired by comics, sci-fi, fantasy & horror stories, cartoons, comedians, and classical composers, they’re eclectic, dynamic and always have a cinematic flair.

In 1998, guitarist Josh Robins started recording musical themes into his four-track recorder that sounded more like bits of movie scores than indie rock songs. He needed more than the usual guitar, bass, and drums to realize these budding rock symphonies; he taught himself to read music, began writing pieces for instruments he couldn’t play, and eventually assembled the first line-up of The Invincible Czars.

Since those early days, The Invincible Czars have evolved from a novel act in Austin’s Red River scene to a reverse classical-crossover powerhouse playing all over the US, blending influences as disparate as Tchaikovsky and Van Halen.

Whether they’re playing a rock show in a club, a live silent film soundtrack in a theater, or a holiday event in a park, The Invincible Czars are always entertaining and out of the ordinary. Their musicianship is complemented with humor, magic tricks, fun and wacky wardrobe, and occasional minor acrobatics.

NOSFERATU (F.W. Murnau, 1922 / G) In this highly influential silent horror film (and quite possibly the most important vampire film of the era), the mysterious Count Orlok (Max Schreck) summons Thomas Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains. The eerie Orlok seeks to buy a house near Hutter and his wife, Ellen (Greta Schroeder). After Orlok reveals his vampire nature, Hutter struggles to escape the castle, knowing that Ellen is in grave danger. Meanwhile Orlok’s servant, Knock (Alexander Granach), prepares for his master to arrive at his new home.

“NOSFERATU is the seminal moment for horror cinema.” (Total Film)

“So this is it: ground zero, the birth of horror cinema.” (Time Out)

DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE (John S. Robertson, 1920 / G) Scientist Dr. Henry Jekyll (John Barrymore – yes, Drew’s grandfather!) is intelligent and diligent, but also uptight and extremely serious about his work. When his friend, Sir George Carew (Brandon Hurst), takes him to a show featuring the sensual Miss Gina (Nita Naldi), an aroused Jekyll sets out on a quest to separate man’s saintly and sinful sides. His experiments succeed, and his evil alter ego, Mr. Hyde, is created. As the doctor uncontrollably alternates between Jekyll and Hyde, danger looms.

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