The Film: The Phantom of the Opera (1925): Christine Daaé, an understudy at the Paris Opera, is guided to stardom by a mysterious and compelling voice that emanates from behind the walls of her dressing room. The voice eventually summons her to a meeting, and she discovers a sinister man whose face is covered by a mask…
Directed by Rupert Julian
Lon Chaney … The Phantom
Mary Philbin … Chistine Daae
Norman Kerry … Vicomte Raoul de Chagny
Based upon Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra
The Phantom of the Opera has been added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.” The success of this film paved the way for Universal to create other horror films such as Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolfman, The Invisible Man, and The Mummy.
Organist Tom Trenney: Known for his engaging improvisations on hymns, submitted themes, silent films, scripture, poetry, and artwork, Tom Trenney became the first organist to be awarded First Prize and Audience Prize in the American Guild of Organists’ (AGO) National Competition in Organ Improvisation in 2006. Mr. Trenney will provide a live improvised soundtrack for the film.
Tickets: $20 (Seniors $18, Students $10, Kids 12 and under FREE)
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