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Metropolis is a 1927 silent science fiction film directed by Fritz Lang and written by Lang and Thea von Harbou. Lang and von Harbou, who were married, wrote the screenplay in 1924, and published a novelization in 1926, before the film was released. Produced in Germany during a stable period of the Weimar Republic, Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and examines a common science fiction theme of the day: the social crisis between workers and owners in capitalism. The film stars Alfred Abel as the leader of the city, Gustav Fröhlich as his son, who tries to mediate between the elite caste and the workers, Brigitte Helm as both the pure-at-heart worker Maria and the debased robot version of her, and Rudolf Klein-Rogge as the mad scientist who creates the robot.

Stephen Warner will be providing the soundtrack to this major silent picture on the Mighty Wurlizter!

To really get in the spirit of the 1920s we have partnered with Detroit Gatsby and will be offering a special treat for all of you who like to dress up! Come dolled up in 1920s style and receive a free small popcorn and be entered into a drawing to win one of two $50 Gift Cards to Pasquale's Restaurant - Royal Oak, Michigan!
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