THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA following Under the Elms

Viewing: June 27, 2018

Director: Lon Chaney Jr, Rupert Julian, Edward Sedgwick
Cast: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry

In collaboration with the 2018 UNDER THE ELMS concert series, the Athena Cinema presents a FREE community screening of the 1925 silent film classic “The Phantom of the Opera”. 

At 7:00 UNDER THE ELMS presents “Music of the Night”: Music from stage and screen with John Schlabach and Joshua Nightingale, trumpet. College Green (Memorial Auditorium if inclement weather).

At 8:00 The Athena Cinema Presents Lon Chaney’s 1925 “Phantom of the Opera”. Free admission, tickets are required and may be secured in advance or day of show.

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.


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Running Time: 93 minutes93 MIN
This Film is Wheelchair Accessible

Upcoming Show Times:

Wednesday 06/278:00

Lon Chaney's performance as the hideous organist prowling the sewers beneath the Paris Opera is still a cornerstone of gothic horror.

J.R. Jones
Chicago Reader