The Phantom of the Opera

  • Dir: Rupert Julian

  • USA, 92minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry

Adapted from Gaston Leroux’s novel, Phantom tells the story of a young singer at the Paris Opera House, who captures the attention of a mysterious benefactor. But when his romantic advances are rejected, the hideous “Phantom” unleashes murderous vengeance upon the company. Phantom underwent numerous rewrites and reshoots getting to the screen, while Lon Chaney wrestled control away from its director, and turned in a hit, terrifying audiences with his horrifying Phantom, in grotesque make-up of his own design. The film’s success subsequently launched a string of Universal monster movies, including Dracula (1931) and Frankenstein (1931). In 1929, substantial reshoots were again staged, in order to re-release Phantom with sound, and the beautiful restoration that exists today incorporates footage from both versions.


    In-theatre Screening

    • 2017-03-23 (Thu)


    1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

    2. Screenings at ALL commercial cinemas: Tickets are available at URBTIX till 5pm one day before respective screening, after which tickets will be available only at the box office of the respective venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

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