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Hunchback Of Notre Dame
2 p.m. Saturday June 22, 2019
Lon Cheney stars in this 1923 silent movie. The film is based on Victor Hugo's 1831 novel, and is notable for the grand sets that recall 15th century Paris as well as for Chaney's performance and make-up as the tortured hunchback Quasimodo. The film elevated Chaney, already a well-known character actor, to full star status in Hollywood.
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Jonas Nordwall presents a special score comprised of themes by composers that were resident organists at the famed Paris Cathedral since 1600 AD to the present.
While previous events at the Hollywood have featured live organ accompaniment, the organ sound itself was digital, powered by large speakers backstage. Now, the sound will once again come from the theater's pipes. The Columbia River Theatre Organ Society has spent thousands of volunteer hours meticulously refurbishing the theater organ, tracking down vintage organ parts and pipes, restoring the original Hollywood organ chamber, and installing electrical lines, wind lines, and a mammoth 15hp organ blower in the basement.
The Hollywood is located at: 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212.
Free parking for theatre patrons at the Broadway Medical Parking lot (located behind the theatre) during the clinic's non-office hours.
The Hollywood MAX station is two blocks from the theatre.
Pipe Organ Pictures Series
Each of these films presented as they were meant to be experienced - with live organ accompaniment! Every film in this series is complemented by an original score, created and performed live by a professional musician.
The Hollywood organ is dedicated to the memory of Beverly Ruth Nelson and is the result of a partnership between the Hollywood Theatre and the nonprofit Columbia River Theatre Organ Society. It is the only such instrument in a public theatre in Portland.