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“Phantom Of The Opera” At The Ren

20 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse; Special to 1812Blockhouse

It’s that time of year when chills and thrills are the norm.

Speaking of which, the Renaissance Theatre will present the silent film The Phantom of the Opera with live organ accompaniment by Jay Spencer in a hybrid film-performance on September 25 at 2:30 PM in the Renaissance Theatre in downtown Mansfield.

The film, adapted from Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel, The Phantom of the Opera was originally released in 1925 as a silent horror film. The story follows the disfigured Phantom, played by Lon Chaney, as he causes havoc throughout the Paris Opera House. The destruction and bloodshed are all in the name of love, as The Phantom tries to win the heart of a young opera singer by making her a star.

The film remains most famous for Chaney’s ghastly, self-devised make-up, which was kept a studio secret until the film’s premiere.

In 1998 The Phantom of the Opera was added to the United States National Film Registry, having been deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”

General Admission is $10.

Source: Destination Mansfield – Richland County; Wikipedia; Image by vargazs from Pixabay

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