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. Screenings at Broadway Cinematheque are available at Broadway Cinematheque and website of Broadway Circuit only. For related ticketing information, please refer to www.cinema.com.hk.

    2. Screenings at Emperor Cinemas iSQUARE, Emperor Cinemas Times Square and PREMIERE Elements : 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.

    3. Screenings at HK Arts Centre and M+ Cinema : tickets are available at URBTIX outlets until one hour before the screening, after which tickets are available at URBTIX website and mobile app. On-the-day tickets will also be available at the Self-service Ticketing Kiosk of the respective venue, subject to availability.

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

    5. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS appreciates its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.