The film, directed by Rupert Julian and based on the novel by Gaston Leroux, tells the tale of a disfigured composer (Chaney) who hides behind a half-mask while haunting the famed Paris Opera House. The Phantom plays the organ (a movie staple) and throws his weight around, as well – he also falls in love with a young singer, Christine (Mary Philbin), and lands her a role in the Opera's big production by threatening its current, more experienced star.
Accompanying this horror classic on Halloween night will be two shorts: The Haunted House (1921) and classic cartoon Felix the Cat Switches Witches (1927). As always, there is live musical accompaniment.
The Silent Movie Theatre is located at 611 N. Fairfax Ave., in Los Angeles. The program starts promptly at 8 p.m. and tickets are $9 per person. For more information, call (323) 655-2520 or visit www.silentmovietheatre.com.