The Two Faces Of Frankenstein – Silent Movies

The Two Faces Of Frankenstein – Silent Movies

The Two Faces Of Frankenstein – Silent Movies

Saturday, October 26th, 2019, 7:30pm

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents two versions of the famous Frankenstein story.


The short Thomas Edison 1910 photo-play is the first motion picture version of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. The story is presented much like a staged play and features some sophisticated special effects for its time. Unsuspecting audiences were dazzled when it was released.

The brilliant 1931 sound version was the first in a series of Frankenstein films that launched Boris Karloff’s career as the famed monster. The film had no real original musical score other than the opening and closing credits.

Organist Peter Krasinski provides an improvised musical accompaniment to both films on the Meetinghouse’s wonderful 1893 Hutchings/Fisk pipe organ adding a unique and dynamic dimension to each of these timeless productions.

Harry Hinlian

The 2021 summer music series is dedicated in memory of the late Harry Hintlian, a former GMF board member, philanthropist, and avid environmentalist. Together with his wife Mary, Harry was a generous donor towards the ongoing preservation and improvement of the Meetinghouse. One of those gifts was three hectares of land, newly-planted with specialized trees in Costa Rica and managed by Reforest the Tropics. Founded by Harry Hintlian, RTT is the only United Nations sanctioned carbon sequestration project to permanently gather and sequester CO2. In addition to the Meetinghouse’s extensive insulation and energy conservation measures, this gift resulted in the historic building becoming one of the few “net zero,” or carbon neutral, examples in America.

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  • Saturday, October 26th, 2019
  • 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Tickets: $20 Adults, $10 Students, kids under 12 free.
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Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
10 Church St, Gloucester, MA 01930