Wednesday, August 8

Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 7:30 PM

Chautauqua Auditorium

$12.00 ($6.00 Concert Member and Children under 12)

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous story, “Doctor Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” (1920) is a critically acclaimed success that explores the theme of split-personality.

Dr. Jekyll’s love for science and his selfless acts of service have made him a much-admired man. But when Jekyll visits a music hall, he becomes fascinated with the two contrasting sides of human nature, and he becomes obsessed with the idea of separating them. After extensive work in his laboratory, he devises a formula that does indeed allow him to alternate between two completely different personalities, his own and that of a brutish, lascivious person whom he names Hyde. It is not long before the personality of Hyde begins to dominate Jekyll’s affairs.

This silent-era classic stars the one and only John Barrymore. His menacing stare, creepy large handsand evil intent in his eyes is simply fantastic. Barrymore pulls this off with much less make-up than many others, and this film shows his tremendous range as an actor.

Keeping with the horror genre, Buster Keaton’s 1921 film “The Haunted House” will also be screened.

Running time: “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” (1920), 78 minutes. “The Haunted House” (1921), 20 minutes.

Total running time: 98 minutes

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