October 27, 2014
Doors at 6:00 pm
Show at 7:00 pm
STG Presents Trader Joe's Silent Movie Mondays - The Phantom of the Opera at The Paramount Theatre on Monday, October 27, 2014. Featuring Jim Riggs on the Mighty Wurlitzer!
Presented in celebration of the Broadway musical coming to the Paramount Theatre in April 2015, STG and Trader Joe’s® Silent Movie Mondays will screen the original PHANTOM OF THE OPERA silent film. Released in 1925, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA starred Lon Chaney as the Phantom and Mary Philbin as Christine Daae. This performance launched Chaney’s run as a superstar with MGM Pictures. The original version of the film has inspired five remakes (in 1943, 1962, 1983, 1989, and 1990), many spoofs,and the blockbuster Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. The film is listed by most historians as one of the 10 greatest films of all time.
This film was placed on the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 1998 and was preserved and restored with support from the Film Foundation.
Masquerade! In the spirit of a Masquerade, we invite all to wear their most beautiful, grotesque, opulent, comical, or uniquely spectacular masks. Come in style to watch one of silent film's most notorious stories. A photo booth will capture the mysterious festivities and Trader Joe's will supply their wickedly delicious treats.
Join us after the film for CineClub with hosts Leo Mayberry and Rhias Hall from Scarecrow Video, for a post-film discussion in The Paramount bar. CineClub is a community discussion about the film, covering silent film trivia questions and exploring silent film in general. All ages welcome.