Poster for Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera

Director: Rupert Julian Run Time: 93 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR Release Year: 1925 Language: Subtitled in English with a new original musical score

Starring: Arthur Edmund Carewe, Gibson Gowland, Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry

Our annual Valentine’s Day LIVE SOUND CINEMA presentation screens the horrifying love story in the 1925 silent classic film, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Featuring a live original score by Reel Ochestrette!

Phantom of the Opera giveaways courtesy of Universal Monsters Universe!

Based on Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, this silent horror classic features an aspiring young opera singer Christine Daaé (Mary Philbin) who discovers that she has a mysterious admirer intent on helping her become a lead performer. The enigmatic masked presence is Erik, also known as the Phantom (Lon Chaney), a horribly disfigured recluse who lives underneath the Paris Opera House. When the Phantom takes Christine prisoner and demands her devotion and affection, her suitor, Vicomte Raoul de Chagny (Norman Kerry), sets out to rescue her.

Reel Orchestrette (Bradford Reed & Geoff Gersh) is dedicated to the art of live musical accompaniment to silent films. Reed & Gersh have been collaborating together for almost 20 years, they formed Reel Orchestrette in 2012.