Soldiers and sailors showing the “Silence of the Lambs” tonight
Most people remember the “cage scene” from the movie “The Silence of the Lambs”.
That’s when Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter bites the face of one of the cops who brought him dinner.
The iconic image can be seen again on Friday when the Memorial and museum of soldiers and sailors in Oakland to watch the film at an event from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.
Tickets cost $ 10 and can be purchased here.
The film will be screened at 7 p.m. Guests will be able to see a replica of the cage where the scene was shot in the ballroom. Closed captioning will be available during the screening of the film.
The cage was recreated by Hundred Acres Manor in South Park and can be taken apart.
“I watch this movie every time it airs,” said John McCabe, of Plum, president and CEO of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc. and a retired major from Judge Advocate General Corps in the US Army Reserve.
“And I see new things every time too,” he said.
McCabe was serving in Desert Storm when the film debuted in 1991, but remembered his wife and sister telling him they screamed when they saw the famous “cage scene”.
McCabe said the film was more of a thriller than a bloody one.
“It’s more what you imagine than what you actually see,” McCabe said.
The film was shown at the museum to some of Pitt’s new freshmen, McCabe said, and parts of it were watched for over 21 cocktail hours – but this will be the first time they’ve invited audiences.
There is a special license to show the film. He said he plans to show it in the future.
Howard Bender of Dynamic Illustrations & Caricatures will create portraits of people for $ 10 to $ 20. You can have Reverend Danielle Kurtz read tarot cards for an additional charge.
Victor Cianca, Metropolitan Bishop of the Western Orthodox Church and Superior General of the Society of Sancta Maria Magdalena will explain and consult on hauntings, spirits, demons and angels. Cianca is also the chief exorcist of the Saint Michael Society and of the churches under the aegis of Western Orthodoxy.
Joe Steinmetz will be on hand to share the original cage plan. And what is believed to be the film’s original cage mat will be on display courtesy of Ruth Frantz.
The owner of the property that served as Buffalo Bill’s house in the film will be present.
They plan to limit attendance to 400. McCabe said the film has nothing to do with the military or veterans’ memory, but has another appeal.
“Pittsburgh loves its history and there is still a living history here,” said McCabe. “They like the movies to be shot in Pittsburgh. It could be a matter of perfect Trivial Pursuit play. Where was the “Silence of the Lambs” cage scene shot? “
Guests are encouraged to wear a face mask.