Sunday October 27th 2019 2:30 PM

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Silent Film Horror Classic

Hunchback of Notre Dame

 

Starring Lon Chaney

In fifteenth century Paris, Quasimodo (Lon Chaney) is a half-blind, deaf, hunchbacked bell ringer of the famed Cathedral of Notre Dame.  His master, Jehan, the evil brother of the archdeacon, conspires with Clopin, the king of the beggars in the Paris underground, to foment a revolution by kidnapping Esmeralda, Clopin's adopted daughter.  Doing his master's bidding, Quasimodo kidnaps Esmeralda, but falls in love with her.  He is subsequently caught, abandoned by Jehan, and publically whipped for the crime.  Later, when Esmeralda is accused of a murder she did not commit, Quasimodo rescues her from the gallows and triumphs over Jehan.

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, and also helped set a standard for many later horror films, including Chaney's The Phantom of the Opera in 1925

Organist Brett Valliant returns to Silent Sundays and the Orpheum's Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ to accompany the film live.

 

Silent Sundays

Sunday October 27th, 2019 2:30 PM


Orpheum Theatre
203 W Adams
Phoenix, AZ

 

 

 

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3 comments

  • Comment Link webmaster Sunday, 15 September 2019 06:46 posted by webmaster

    Tickets are available online
    https://phoenix.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=553
    or at the Orpheum Box Office the day of the performance.

  • Comment Link Nancy Collins Saturday, 07 September 2019 08:25 posted by Nancy Collins

    None of your links show tickets for the Hunchback on Oct 27th. Has the showing been cancelled or are all the tickets sold out? I really want to purchase 3. Do I need to go to ticketmaster or a similar site

  • Comment Link Chris Hattaway Saturday, 10 August 2019 10:49 posted by Chris Hattaway

    I am trying to purchase tickets For the hunchback of Notre Dame for October 27. Are the tickets not for sale yet? I can’t seem to get online to purchase them thank you for your help

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