Bringing a silent movie classic to life at the Tivoli Theatre.
With the Halloween season well upon us (in spite of all the Christmas displays at the various retail outlets), one of the most intriguing events has nothing to do with trick-or-treating, costume parties, or even zombies.
Back in 1925, one of the seminal horror movies in film history was released: “The Phantom of the Opera”, starring the legendary Lon Chaney. While still in the era of silent film, Chaney’s chilling portrayal of the mysterious phantom was an instant success.
In 1929, Universal redubbed the movie with a large pipe organ and sound effects, but very few of the prints of the sound version have survived in any type of quality.
So what to do?
Easy...play the original version along with a live pipe organ. Such as is planned for this Saturday at the Tivoli Theatre with Ken Double on the Mighty Wurlizter Theatre Organ.
“The Phantom of the Opera”
Saturday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.
709 Broad St.