The 1925 silent horror film classic The Phantom of the Opera will be screened with live organ music by Pioneer Chruch Music Director Jim Jordan, Saturday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m. Matias Bombal, showman, broadcaster, and former movie palace manager will introduce the cinema showing.
The story of a mad, disfigured composer who seeks love with a lovely young opera singer comes from the novel by Gaston Leroux. Lon Chaney and Mary Phibin star in the silent film. “The darkened sanctuary of our historic church provides the perfect setting for this silent film,” says Jordan. “Our organ is three instruments in one: the Hook pipe organ, the Estey pipe organ, and the Allen MDS digital organ that controls it all. It gives the audience the experience the original film would have provided in the classic movie house of days gone by.”
The concert is free. The church is collecting canned food donations for the River City Food Bank. Pioneer Congregational Church is located at 2700 L Street, across from Sutter’s Fort. For information, call 916-443-3727.
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