Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

The Silent movie ‘WAXWORKS’
In the Sanctuary on Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:30pm
Corner of Middle & Church Street, Gloucester, MA
As Halloween approaches, maestro of the pipe-organ and sonic artist Peter Krasinski returns to
the Meetinghouse to accompany the scary silent movie ‘Waxworks.’ As in past years, Peter will
perform on the sonorous 1893 Hutchings-Fisk organ to the delight of the audience, young and
old. A short film, featuring Douglas Fairbanks, called the ‘Electric House’ will open the show.
‘Waxworks’ is a 1924 German horror-fantasy film (Das Wachsfigurenkabinett) directed by Paul
Leni. The plot is about a poet hired by the owner of a wax museum in a circus to write tales
about Harun al Raschid, Ivan the Terrible and Jack the Ripper. While writing, the poet and the
daughter of the owner, Eva, fantasize the fantastic stories and fall in love for each other.
TICKETS at the door, cash, check or credit card
Adults $20
Students $10
12 & Under Free
The Gloucester Meetinghouse (home of the Unitarian Universalist Church) is located on the
green at the corner of Church and Middle Street. An elevator up to the Sanctuary level is
available from the side entrance at 10 Church Street. Event parking is allowed on the green.
For anyone unable to pay, limited free tickets are available. This event is presented in
collaboration with Cape Ann Cinema & Stage. Online information at:

Silent Movie with Organ Accompaniment at the Gloucester Meetinghouse on October 21st, 2018, PRESS RELEASE

6 thoughts on “Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

  1. I’m not a fan of “horror movies” but this sounds amazing! What a treat to be able to watch an old movie the way our anchestors did! I’ve seen an old silent movie with piano accompianment, but I’ve never seen one with an organ! That will add to the suspense!


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