Halloween Day at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Cliff Retallick's premiere performances on the Mighty Wurlitzer! See Lon Chaney in "The Phantom of the Opera" at Old Town Music Hall, El Segundo, California. Tickets are selling fast!
We are excited to bring you two screenings of the Lon Chaney classic “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925) on Halloween Day at the fabulous Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo, California at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Get your tickets now to hear Cliff Retallick’s premiere performance on the mighty Wurlitzer organ - they’re selling fast!
Accept no substitute! This film sets the standard against which all other versions of the story are measured. Lon Chaney’s classic performance evokes both terror and sadness, even in the early scenes when only his shadow is shown.
One of the most spectacular Hollywood productions of the silent film era, "The Phantom" went through a tortured production process, with numerous versions "sneak-previewed" before the film was finally released in 1925. The resulting masterwork, featuring beautiful color tints, hand-coloring and several two-color Technicolor sequences, became one of the biggest hits of the year.
Even so, in 1929 Universal re-cut the film, re-filming many scenes for a "talkie" version and preparing a brand new silent version for the many theaters not yet wired for sound. While poor quality, black and white copies from 16mm of the 1925 version are now widely available, only the 1929 silent version has survived in high quality, with its original color tints, hand-coloring and one scene remaining in early Technicolor. We are proud to bring you this beautiful version, complete and with a brand new, original score by our own Cliff Retallick, in his premiere performances on the Old Town Music Hall's Mighty Wurlitzer organ!
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