San Francisco Symphony Goes Hollywood

San Francisco's Symphony recreates movie magic (

San Francisco's Symphony recreates movie magic (

Movie night or a night at the symphony? Now you don't have to choose thanks to the San Francisco Symphony's newly created Film Night Series that pairs a live orchestra with some of tinsel towns favorite movies. The inaugural event began October 30 with Alfred Hitcock’s "Psycho" and a five more films are previewed to appear through June.

Guests hunker down in the cushy seats at the city's gorgeous Davies Symphony Hall, the lights dim, and the orchestra begins to play as old classics and epic scenes play out on a big screen above the stage. The dialogue and sound effects of the film remain, but the score has been “scrubbed,” allowing the conductor to create his own accompaniment.

Check out some of these upcoming dates, including Oscar Night on February 15th when some of Hollywood's best-loved film scenes of all time will play out larger than life. Kiss me Rhett Butler!  Here's lookin' at you kid!  You get the idea.

Tickets start at only $20

Upcoming Dates and Films

2 November: Hitchcock’s Greatest Hits  

6-7 December: Singing in the Rain

12 April:  City Lights

31 May – 1 June: Fantasia


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Kimberley Lovato has written about travel, lifestyle and food for national and international publications and websites including National Geographic Traveler, Executive Travel, American Way, AFAR, Condé Nast Traveller (UK), Ryan Air, b.there, Easy Jet Traveller, and, among others. She is the author of a Michelin Guidebook on Brussels, where she lived for six years Her culinary travel book, Walnut Wine & Truffle Groves, about the Dordogne region of France, won the "Best Travel Book" nod in 2012 from the Society of American Travel Writers, as did her personal essay, "Lost and Liberated," which also appeared in Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 8. When she's not plotting her next trip or her annual pilgrimage to France, she resides in San Francisco where she is a correspondent for BBC's Passport Blog, a student in Stanford University's Creative Writing Certificate program, and a brave mother of a teenaged girl.