THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
starring Lon Chaney as the Phantom and Mary Philbin as Christine
WHEN: Saturday Oct. 25, 8 PM
WHERE: Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway
TICKETS: $7 and available online at www.ucpac.org, by calling (732) 499-8226 or at the UCPAC box office, 1601 Irving Street in the heart of Rahway Arts District
For showtimes and ticket prices, call the Union County Performing Arts Center box office at (732) 499-8226 or go online to www.ucpac.org
Gothic organ music and silent horror films … a perfect Halloween mashup happening when UCPAC Film Series presents the original The Phantom of the Opera.
Master organist Bernie Anderson, Jr. will provide the live soundtrack on the theatre’s double-chambered, 500-pipe Mighty Wurlitzer organ, newly restored to its original Roaring Twenties glory.
Installed as a main attraction of the original Rahway Theatre in 1928, the UCPAC Mighty Wurlitzer has been recognized by the American Theatre Organ Society Registry as a Level 1 Quality Instrument designed to simulate the enveloping and diverse sounds of a live orchestra — the thundering THX experience of the pre-talkie era.
With a fast-paced 77-minute running time, The Phantom of the Opera has been ranked as #52 on Bravo’s list of 100 Scariest Movie Moments.
Bernie Anderson, Jr. is an acclaimed silent film music composer, organist and orchestrator. He has presented live accompaniments for silent films for more than two decades at numerous venues, including Radio City Music Hall. From 1990 to 2004, Anderson was house organist for the Union County Performing Arts Center.