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October 17, 2017

Posted on October 3, 2017

Celebrate the spirit of Halloween at this spooky fun event for guests ages 10 and up!

Join All Classical Portland and host Edmund Stone for a screening of “Coraline,” the 2009 first feature film from Portland-based animation studio LAIKA at the Hollywood Theatre, Sunday, October 22 at 2pm. This dark fantasy film was an immediate hit with both children and adults because of its captivating storyline and innovative production aesthetics which combine old-fashioned stop-motion animation techniques with the newfangled wonders of modern 3D printing. Following a world premiere at the Portland International Film Festival in 2009, the film received critical acclaim, winning Annie Awards for best music, character design and production design, and receiving Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Animated Feature.

In keeping with the Halloween spirit, the event will feature ‘spooky’ prelude music performed on Hollywood Theatre’s pipe organ, the only such instrument in a public theater in the city. Guests are encouraged to dress in costumes and participate in a mini costume parade before the start of the show at 1:45 p.m.

Edmund Stone, host of All Classical Portland’s nationally syndicated program The Score™ (Willamette Week’s Best Local Radio Show of Portland, 2016 & 2017), will offer an introduction, while on-air host Christa Wessel (On Deck with Young Musicians) will moderate a panel discussion following the screening with Edmund Stone and Georgina Hayns, LAIKA’s head of puppet fabrication.

Tickets are available at hollywoodtheatre.org or at the box office located at 4122 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland. All Classical Portland donors and Hollywood Theatre members are eligible to purchase $6 tickets (call 503-943-5828 for the code). All proceeds benefit All Classical Portland.