Columbia River
Theatre Organ Society

3439 N.E. Sandy Blvd., #259
Portland, OR 97232

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CRTOS is dedicated to theatre organ preservation and promotion of this uniquely American instrument. We sponsor theatre organ concerts, silent films screenings, music workshops and theatre organ restoration projects in Oregon and Southern Washington. Click here for more information.

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Silent Film Series at The Hollywood Theatre

Phantom of the Opera - 1925
The second event of CRTOS fall horror silent film series
October 31, 2015 2:00 PM - Hollywood Theatre, Portland

This is THE original 1925 motion picture, based on the 1910 novel, and stars Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin and Norman Kerry.

Causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he loves a star, a deformed man becomes the Phantom of the Opera. From his vantage point high above the opera house stage he falls in love with young understudy Christine Daae. The masked phantom lures Christine into the subterranean world below Paris where he professes his love.

When she removes his mask, she is horrified by his grotesque appearance and begs to be released. He agrees but tells her to stay away from her lover, the Viscount Raoul de Chagny. Terrified, she turns to Raoul for protection and the outraged phantom, who the police have determined is an insane criminal and an escapee from Devil's Island, kidnaps Christine off the stage during a performance of Faust. Raoul proceeds to enter the phantom's underground lair to rescue her.

What happens next? See the movie at the Hollywood Theatre, October 31st at 2:00 pm.

Original score composed and performed by Martin Ellis on the Beverly Ruth Nelson Memorial Organ.

Transportation and Parking at the Hollywood

Take the MAX to the Hollywood station. Two short blocks to walk to the theatre with lots of fine dining in the area as well.

Broadway Medical Offices offer free parking to Hollywood attendees and it is only a block behind the theatre.