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Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Cathedral Screening

Saturday 16th March 2019 | Doors: 18:00 | Film Start: 19:00 | Approx. End: 20:30

Bristol Film Festival & Bristol Cathedral present the 1925 version of Phantom of the Opera, with an improvised organ accompaniment score from award-winning organist David Bednall, as part of the Cathedral Screening series.

Join us in one of Bristol’s most atmospheric landmarks for an unforgettable evening that blends classic silent cinema with live music, bringing this extraordinary movie to life like never before.


About David Bednall




Phantom of the Opera 

1925 | PG | 90 mins

Underneath the Paris Opera House lives Erik (Lon Chaney), a recluse also known as the ‘Phantom’, who hides his disfigured behind a mask. He becomes obsessed with one of the performers Christine, and is determined to make her a lead performer. However, soon his attempts to win her her affection sets into motion a chain of events with potentially devastating consequences…

Starring: Lon Chaney \ Mary Philbin \ Norman Kerry \ Snitz Edwards

 Directed: Rupert Julian

 Screenplay: Walter Anthony | Elliott J. Clawson | Bernard McConville | Raymond L. Schrock | Richard Wallace

Producer: Carl Laemmle



THEY SAY: An eerie mixture of poetry, gothic melodrama and a surreal Feuillade-style serial (Philip French, The Observer)

WE SAY: This silent horror classic cemented Lon Chaney’s reputation as a superstar at MGM. Nearly a century on, this film remains a truly remarkable example of Gothic Horror, with Chaney’s central performance in equal parts tragic and sinister.

Important Information

  • Doors for the event are at 18:30. The film will begin at approximately 19:00, and the event will conclude at approximately 20:30.
  • Seating at the event is unallocated.
  • This event welcomes under 18s, however we will be operating a Challenge 25 policy for our drinks reception. Non-alcoholic options will be available on the night.
  • Bristol Cathedral has access for limited mobility guests. However we advise individuals with queries or concerns about accessibility to contact us directly.
  • This film is rated PG by the British Board of Film Classification
  • For more information, please refer to our FAQ section or Contact Us.

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