Just in time for Halloween, the Music House Museum is presenting two of the 1925 horror classic ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ starring Lon Chaney Sr. as the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he loves a star. The film will be accompanied by Andrew Rogers on our 'Mighty' Wurlitzer theater organ.
This adaptation of Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel of the same name was directed by Rupert Julian. The movie remains most famous for Chaney's ghastly, self-devised make-up, which was kept a studio secret until the film's premiere.
Rogers, a Detroit native, is an organist at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor and the Detroit Fox. He also scores and performs silent films, and performs concerts throughout the U.S. and Internationally.
You don't want to miss the Halloween treat! The Music House's silent film series is very popular so early reservations are highly recommended. Guest are able to experience the films as they were intended to be experienced, complete with live accompaniment by world class theater organists.