Experience great films of the silent era as they were meant to be, accompanied live on the Sheldon’s historic Kilgen Theater organ.
A special treat for Halloween, take a terrifying romp into the visual extravagance of one of the great silent era horror films, Phantom of the Opera (1925), as organist Tom Erickson brings the Sheldon’s Kilgen Theater organ alive, with sound effects, percussion, and pipes.
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.