Silent Chaney 'Phantom' in library series
Thomaston — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night Film Series with screenings weekly at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. October's theme is Classic Horror Films — all silent and in black and white.
The Oct. 18 film is "The Phantom of the Opera," a 92-minute version from 1925. A grotesquely disfigured composer known as the Phantom (Lon Chaney) haunts the Paris Opera House, where he is secretly grooming Christine Daae (Mary Philbin) to be an opera diva. Luring her to his underground lair, the Phantom declares his love. But Christine loves Raoul de Chagny and plans to elope with him after her next performance. When the Phantom finds out, he abducts Christine, incurring the wrath of Raoul — and a horde of rabid Parisians.
This month's series on Oct. 25 is "Nosferatu" (1922, Germany). Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Popcorns and drinks will be served. The Thomaston Academy building is handicapped accessible from the rear entrance. For more information, call the library at 354-2453.
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