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The Renaissance Theatre invites you to embark on a spine-tingling journey this Halloween season as we present a special screening of the 1925 silent movie classic, Phantom of the Opera, featuring the legendary Lon Chaney. This cinematic masterpiece will be brought to life with the hauntingly beautiful sounds of our historic Wurlitzer organ, offering an unforgettable afternoon of chills and thrills.
- Date: Sunday, October 22, 2023
- Time: 2:30 PM
- Venue: Rand Smith Auditorium, Renaissance Theatre
- Address: 138 Park Avenue West, Mansfield
The Renaissance Theatre’s Wurlitzer organ holds a rich history, dating back to its original installation at Warner Brothers Vitaphone Company in 1929. From its early days of providing music for radio shows, including the iconic “Amos ‘n’ Andy Show,” to being the centerpiece of Hollywood actor Joseph Kearns’ home, this remarkable instrument has undergone several transformations. Under Kearns’ ownership, it was expanded and enhanced with additional ranks of pipes, becoming a treasure in the world of theater organs.
In 1985, the Mighty Wurlitzer found its current home at the Renaissance Theatre with the expertise of Ken Crome, a renowned theatre organ authority. It made its debut with a memorable concert by Lyn Larsen on May 17, 1985, captivating audiences with its grandeur.
The Phantom of the Opera screening will feature a completely restored version of the film, presented on the big screen in the Rand Smith Auditorium. This event is a rare opportunity to experience cinematic history in all its glory.
- Ticket Price: $10
- Purchase Online: www.rentickets.org
- Box Office: 138 Park Avenue West, Mansfield
- Phone: 419-522-2726
Don’t miss this spine-tingling and immersive experience that combines the magic of cinema with the enchanting sounds of the Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of Halloween-inspired entertainment at the Renaissance Theatre. Get your tickets today!
Source, Photo: Renaissance Performing Arts Association