The Phantom of the Opera:
Silent Film with Music
Doors open at 1:30pm for a very special screening of the silent classic, “Phantom of the Opera”, presented by The Stissing Center in conjunction with the New York Theatre Organ Society.
Phantom of the Opera will bring together an incredible silent movie from 1925 with a live performance of its original score on the NYTOS Touring Allen Organ. The organist, John Baratta of the New York Theatre Organ Society, in collaboration with the Mid Hudson Valley American Guild of Organists, will play his original score along with the movie for the audience. Mr. Baratta will play prior to the show and can entertain questions from the audience at its conclusion.
This is a FREE event. While not necessary, RSVPs through our ticket site are appreciated so we can estimate the number of attendees.
The Stissing Center will provide fresh popped popcorn and offer refreshments. Donations will be accepted (but not required), and any proceeds will go to the TSC capital campaign fund.
The Phantom of the Opera is a 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, directed by Rupert Julian and starring Lon Chaney in the title role of 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 remains most famous for Lon Chaney’s ghastly, self-devised make-up, which was kept a studio secret until the film’s premiere. The film was released on November 25, 1925.
September 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm