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Classic Film Series: Hunchback of Notre Dame with Lon Chaney
October 15, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
You are cordially invited to
A community-wide event to celebrate UCPAC’s re-opening, it’s 93rd birthday, and a chance to meet our new Executive Director
Friday, October 15, 2021 @ 8PM
(doors open at 7PM)
A “Reel” Film screening of the Classic Silent:
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
Starring Lon Chaney
UCPAC’s famous original “Biggest Little” Wurlitzer 2/7 Organ
Played by: Ben Model
One of the nation’s leading silent film accompanists who is regularly heard at MOMA and on Turner Classic Movies
7:00pm preshow Organist: Eric Fadher
No admission fee (donations accepted)*
Birthday Cake will be served—and happy birthday will be sung!–in the lobby after the movie!
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1923 American drama film starring Lon Chaney, directed by Wallace Worsley, and produced by Carl Laemmle and Irving Thalberg. 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.
Pre-movie short cartoon: “Felix the Cat” and free popcorn!