Members-Only Screening: Spooky Celluloid

With Accordionist Rob Reich

Saturday, October 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. | Spooky Festivities and Treats
10:45 a.m. | Costume Parade
11:00 a.m. | Film Screening

Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street), Kanbar Forum

Capacity is very limited (150). RSVP now to reserve your seats.
All Ages


Accordionist Rob Reich plays along with classic animations to set the mood for Halloween mischief. Felix the Cat, Betty Boop, and creepy characters appear on the screen in stories filled with fright as well as delight. Reich's instrumentation breathes new life into these early Hollywood films through a partially improvised soundtrack. All will be presented on 16mm film. Films include Felix the Cat Switches Witches (1927, 8 min.) by Pat Sullivan, Betty Boop's Hallowe'en Party (1933, 7 min.) by Dave Fleischer, Bimbo's Initiation (1931, 7 min.) by Dave Fleischer, and Silly Symphonies Skeleton Dance (1929, 7 min.) by Ub Iwerks.