Paramount at the Movies Presents: The Phantom of the Opera [NR]

Paramount at the Movies Presents: The Phantom of the Opera [NR]

Movies | 10/30/2022 | 2:00PM

1925 | NR | Runtime: 93 minutes

Wearing a mask while inside the Theater is optional.

We’re celebrating Halloween by screening one of the original spooky movies, 1925’s The Phantom of the Opera!

This special presentation will also include a live film score performed by local organist Matt Marshall.

In this silent horror classic, aspiring young opera singer Christine Daaé (Mary Philbin) discovers that she has a mysterious admirer intent on helping her become a lead performer. This 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.

Image credits: © Universal Pictures

Description and facts: IMDB

Did you know?

  • As you can tell from the above trailer, Lon Chaney’s horrific, self-applied make-up was kept secret right up until the film’s premiere. Not a single photograph of Chaney as The Phantom was published in a newspaper or magazine or seen anywhere before the film opened in theaters. Universal Pictures wanted The Phantom’s face to be a complete surprise when his mask was ripped off.
  • The Phantom’s distinctive bed was reused as Gloria Swanson’s in Sunset Blvd. (1950).
  • Inside Sound Stage 28, part of the opera house still stands to the side where this movie was filmed nearly a century ago, making it the oldest standing interior film set in the world. Though it remains impressive, time has taken its toll, and it is very rarely used. Urban legends claim the set remains because when workers have attempted to take it down in the past, there have been fatal accidents, said to be caused by the ghost of Lon Chaney.
  • The film was quite popular when released, and a merchandise tie-in, called Phantom cosmetics, was quickly launched. These inexpensive make-up products were endorsed by leading lady Mary Philbin and featured an illustrated image of the Phantom which had been used in adverts for the movie. This is believed to be the first example of mass-merchandising for a horror film.

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Ticket Prices

  • $ 5.00 Youth (12 & Under)
  • $ 8.00 Adult

Schedule of Events

  • October 30, 2022 | 2:00PM
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  • Lon Chaney as "The Phantom"
  • Mary Philbin as "Christine Daaé"
  • Norman Kerry as "Victome Raoul de Chagny"
  • Arthur Edmund Carewe as "Ledoux"
  • Gibson Gowland as "Simon Buquet"

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