The Cleveland Orchestra is considered one of the best in the world. Like all classical music ensembles, it faces the problem that the audience for it is aging. In order to attract a younger and more diverse group, it engages in various programs that have more contemporary and popular music. One of the things that it advertises are things called Movie Nights that say that a film will be shown on a big screen in the concert hall with the score preformed live by the Cleveland Orchestra. They have had films like Back to the Future and the next one will be Raiders of the Lost Ark.
These movie nights seem to be popular but I am a little mystified as to how it works. After all, the film has its own score built in. Does the orchestra play in addition to it? Or is the original score somehow stripped out and the orchestra replaces it? Of course, I could answer these questions by actually going to a performance but I am taking the lazy way out and appealing to readers who may have actually attended such an event.
And what is the point anyway? Of course, in the first three decades of films when they were silent, there was usually live musical accompaniment in the theater but that made sense. To do this now seems a little contrived.