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Creepy clay giant comes to life at Town Hall Birmingham this Halloween

CHAMPAGNEAND £50 VOUCHERPRIZEFORMOSTFRIGHTFULCOSTUME

HALLOWEENSILENTMOVIESPECIAL: DERGOLEM [1920]
TOWNHALLBIRMINGHAM
7.30PM, WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER
£15 *

Chilling 1920 silent movie Der Golem is set to give horror fans a fright this Halloween, Wednesday 31 October, when it receives a special screening at Town Hall Birmingham complete with creepy organ accompaniment, spooky lighting and a ghoulish costume competition.

Supernatural special effects, creepy set design and a zombie-like clay giant will all be brought to life on the big screen, whilst renowned organist Nigel Ogden improvises a spine-chilling accompaniment on Town Hall’s mighty organ.

And to really get people in the mood for a scare, the foyer of Town Hall will be transformed into a ghostly version of itself, and audience members are encouraged to come dressed in ghoulish or grisly attire. The best costume of the night will win £50 in THSH gift vouchers and a bottle of champagne.

Set in 16th century Prague, Der Golem (1920) tells the story of a clay giant brought to life by the dark arts of a mysterious rabbi. Like Frankenstein’s monster, this horrific but tragic figure subsequently turns on his creators. An obvious precursor to Nosferatu and Frankenstein, this is a crucial work in the development of the horror movie.

Der Golem is at Town Hall Birmingham on Wednesday 31 October, 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the Box Office in person, on 0121 780 3333, or online at www.thsh.co.uk.

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LISTING:
Halloween Movie Special: Der Golem (1920)
7.30pm Wednesday 31 October
Town Hall Birmingham
£15*

Background:
Town Hall and Symphony Hall are managed together by Performances Birmingham Limited, a Registered Charity No 1053937. Between them, the two halls present an exciting and varied programme of over 600 concerts and events a year, designed to appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds. Over 500,000 people visit Town Hall and Symphony Hall annually, and almost 12,000 young people and 6,000 adults participate in the thriving Education and Community programme.

Town Hall Birmingham re-opened in October 2007 following a £35m renovation funded by Birmingham City Council (£18.3m), Heritage Lottery Fund (£13.7m), European Regional Development Fund (£3m).

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TOWNHALLSYMPHONYHALLBOXOFFICE 0121 780 3333
ON-LINEBOOKING www.thsh.co.uk
*£2.50 fee per transaction on all bookings except those made in person at the box office

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Media enquiries:
Fiona Fraser / Lyle Bignon / Abi Barrington
Press & PR Manager / Assistant Press & PR Manager / Press Assistant
fiona.fraser@thsh.co.uk / lyle.bignon@thsh.co.uk / abi.barrington@thsh.co.uk
0121 644 5008 / 0121 644 6028 / 0121 644 6078

15 October 2012