Disney's Tim Burton's
The Nightmare Before Christmas
October 19, 2019 - 7:30pm
See one of Tim Burton’s most celebrated films like never before!
Disney’s full-feature film The Nightmare Before Christmas will be projected on the big screen with dialogue, singing, and effects accompanied by Danny Elfman’s darkly charming score, performed live by the Sioux City Symphony.
Families are welcome and costumes are encouraged.
October 18 & 19
Symphony Spooktacular Carnival
#3. You may have seen it 100 times, but not like this! The entire movie plays on the big screen in the Orpheum, but the Sioux City Symphony provides the music for the film while you watch it.
#2. The Orpheum will be transformed into Halloween Town as part of the “Haunted Orpheum”. Walk through the Symphony’s haunted house before the movie from 4pm-6pm or after from 10pm-midnight... if you dare!
#1. Take your kids to see it for the first time and see their eyes light up the same way yours did in 1993. If you have never seen it... this is the time! Either way you’re going to make memories.
If seeing a piece of music performed live beats a recorded version, and if seeing a film in the theater beats watching it at home, then the SCSO concert is something you have to see. You get the movie theater experience with a live orchestra performing the score. The only downside? Sometimes you can’t help but keep your eyes on the orchestra.
This is only the second year of the symphony’s film series, but catching a movie is nothing new at the Orpheum. In the 1970s and ‘80s, the Orpheum was a two-screen movie theater. If you ever caught a summer flick in the movie-days of the Orpheum, this is a perfect opportunity to experience the full Orpheum and your local symphony orchestra. Neither the physical space nor the performance will disappoint.
Last year’s inaugural SCSO Film Series concert proved to be a visual experience, but that wasn’t just on account of the film itself. In addition to seeing the film on a giant screen above the orchestra, you’re likely to see a whole range of characters from the film in the audience. I was a little disappointed last year that I didn’t end up sitting closer to a Wookie or a stormtrooper. What will be in store for me this year?