Phantom of the Opera
With live organ accompaniment
Hexham Abbey / Saturday 21st March
Screening of a special restoration of the 1929 reissue of The Phantom of the Opera inside Hexham Abbey with live organ accompaniment by Jonathan Eyre.
Directed by Rupert Julian, and based on a novel by Gaston Leroux, classic silent horror masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera stars Lon Chaney, 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.
Hexham Abbey, Beaumont Street, NE46 3NB.
About the film
Director: Rupert Julian
Run Time: 91 mins
Black / white and tinted silent film with live organ score.