Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform Academy Award-winning composer Franz Waxman's score to Bride of Frankenstein at an Oct. 26 screening of the film at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.
The 1935 film, directed by gay filmmaker James Whale, follows Dr. Frankenstein ( Colin Chive ) as he is goaded by the wicked scientist Dr. Pretorious ( Ernest Thesiger ) into creating a mate ( Elsa Lanchester ) for the monster ( Boris Karloff ) that he created in the original film.
Conductor Emil de Cou, music director of the Pacific Northwest Ballet, will lead CSO in the performance. The audience is invited to dress in Halloween attire.
Bride of Frankenstein runs 75 minutes, and will be followed by a screening of Mel Brooks' 1974 parody Young Frankenstein, starring Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Peter Boyle and Cloris Leachman.
Tickets are available at Symphony Center, by phone at 800-223-7114 or 312-294-3000, or online at CSO.org .