The Phantom of the Opera (U) – 1925, USA, 80 mins, B&W, Silent
Dir: Rupert Julian
Cast: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin
Starring ‘The Man of a Thousand faces’, this is the original and by far the greatest version of the Phantom story. Based on the novel by Gaston Leroux, this classic silent horror masterpiece stars Lon Chaney Sr, in one of his most grotesque performances as the crazed man without a face, who lives in the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, and falls in love with the voice of a young opera singer. Infatuated, he kidnaps her, dragging her to the depths below where she will sing only for him. Incorporating one of the first colour tinted sequences this is one of the lavishly budgeted Hollywood silent epics that created the blue print for the future Horror genre.
Doors open for fine wines and all manner of drinks at 7pm. Film starts at 8pm