with the Invincible Czars
(Rupert Julian, 1925, USA, 93 min.)
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.
Read this story about the significance of the film and of this event: http://www.wearemoviegeeks.com/2018/10/phantom-opera-1925-live-music-invincible-czars-october-20th-webster-university/.
Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119