Phantom of the Opera comes to West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church

Scene from the classic 1925 silent film "Phantom of the Opera" starring Lon Chaney

Get into the Halloween spirit! Join West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church for the classic 1925 silent film "Phantom of the Opera," accompanied by Music Director David Blazer on the organ. You are invited to bring the kids in costume to enjoy this “scary” event on Halloween Sunday, Oct. 31. The movie will start  at 3:30 p.m. so you will have time to get home and get ready for the little goblins to arrive!

This is a  film adaptation of Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel “Le Fantôme de l'Opéra,” directed by Rupert Julian. The story follows the disfigured Phantom, played by Lon Chaney, as he causes havoc throughout the Paris Opera House. The destruction and bloodshed are all in the name of love, as The Phantom tries to win the heart of a young opera singer by making her a star. 

"I have always had a love for improvisation that led to me to accompany silent films," said Blazer. "Our audience will be treated to a preview of the sounds of our newly restored Holtkamp pipe organ during this great Halloween classic – a fantastic combination!”

This spooktacular event is free and open to the public and will be held in the church sanctuary located at 20401 Hilliard Blvd. in Rocky River. Due to church Covid 19 protocols, attendance is limited and masks are required to be worn in the building. To pre-register for this event, please call Sherry Bolger at 440-333-2255 or email

Dorothy Richards

20+ year member of West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church. Assistant Programs staff.

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 10:21 AM, 10.19.2021