October 29, 2010 > The Magician
Submitted By Rena Dein
The October 30 Saturday Night at the Movies show at the Edison Theater in Niles will host both live and on-screen illusions with the showing of The Magician (1926) silent film with accompaniment by Jon Mirsalis.
Never has such a thrilling struggle shown in films. She gave her heart to the man who had saved her but then, into her life stalked an evil, half-mad seeker of mysteries. Powerless under his spell, she forgot the man who loved her. Inspired by Aleister Crowley, this is a dark tale of madness and magic. A sorcerer becomes obsessed with the desire to create artificial life.
We are pleased to announce that the evening will open with illusions performed by professional magician Rick Allen and his rabbit of wonder, "Hocus Pocus." He will also perform some magic during the admission before the raffle.
Before the feature, spooky shorts will be shown: The Non-Stop Fright (1927, Sullivan) Felix the Cat, The Pumpkin Race (1907, Gaumont), The Big Swallow (1901, Williamson), The Red Spectre (1907, Pathe). Among them will be fascinating films from the turn-of-the-last-century created by magician George Melies including The Magic Dice (1902), The Black Imp (1905).
Get your tickets in advance at www.nilesfilmmuseum.org or call (510) 494-1411 between Noon and 4 p.m.
Saturday, October 30
37417 Niles Blvd., Fremont