Bride of Frankenstein/Phantom­ of Opera Dble Featre at Landmark Loew's movie 6:30

The landmark Loew's in Jersey City is at it again with these 2 classic films shown in lovely 35mm film projected on their 50ft screen.

The Phantom of the Opera will be played with a live organ accompaniment.

Bride of Frankenstein (Starts at 6:30pm)

synopsis

This greatest of all Frankenstein movies begins during a raging thunderstorm. Warm and cozy inside their palatial villa, Lord Byron (Gavin Gordon), Percy Shelley (Douglas Walton), and Shelley's wife Mary (Elsa Lanchester) engage in morbidly sparkling conversation. The wicked Byron mockingly chastises Mary for frightening the literary world with her recent novel Frankenstein, but Mary insists that her horror tale preached a valuable moral, that man was not meant to dabble in the works of God. Moreover, Mary adds that her story did not end with the death of Frankenstein's monster, whereupon she tells the enthralled Byron and Shelley what happened next. Surviving the windmill fire that brought the original 1931 Frankenstein to a close, the Monster (Boris Karloff) quickly revives and goes on another rampage of death and destruction. Meanwhile, his ailing creator Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) discovers that his former mentor, the demented Doctor Praetorius (Ernst Thesiger), plans to create another life-sized monster -- this time a woman! After a wild and wooly "creation" sequence, the bandages are unwrapped, and the Bride of the Monster (Elsa Lanchester again) emerges. Alas, the Monster's tender efforts to connect with his new Mate are rewarded only by her revulsion and hoarse screams. "She hate me," he growls, "Just like others!" Wonderfully acted and directed, The Bride of Frankenstein is further enhanced by the vivid Franz Waxman musical score.

 

 Phantom of the OPera starts at 8:30

synopsis

Lon Chaney stars as Erik, the Phantom, in what is probably his most famous and certainly his most horrifying role. Produced by Universal, the film shot in 1923 and shelved for nearly two years, and was subjected to intensive studio tinkering. While many expected a disaster, the film turned out to be a rousing success. It was both the stepping off point for Chaney's run as a superstar at MGM and the prototype for the horror film cycle at Universal in the 1930s. The story concerns Erik, a much-feared fiend who haunts the Paris Opera House. Lurking around the damp, dank passages deep in the cellars of the theater, he secretly coaches understudy Christine Daae (Mary Philbin) to be an opera star. Through a startling sequence of terrors, including sending a giant chandelier crashing down on the opera patrons, the Phantom forces the lead soprano to withdraw from the opera, permitting Christine to step in. Luring Christine into his subterranean lair below the opera house, the Phantom confesses his love. But Christine is in love with Raoul de Chagny (Norman Kerry). The Phantom demands that Christine break off her relationship with Raoul before he'll allow her to return to the opera house stage. She agrees, but immediately upon her release from the Phantom's lair, she runs into the arms of Raoul and they plan to flee to England after her performance that night. The Phantom overhears their conversation and, during her performance, the Phantom kidnaps Christine, taking her to the depths of his dungeon. It is left to Raoul and Simon Buquet (Gibson Gowland), a secret service agent, to track down the Phantom and rescue Christine.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYD3-pIF9jQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwTOvc5NHmo


**The theater is easy to get to just take the PATH train to Journal Square. The theater is directly across the street from the entrance to the PATH.

The films are $7 each or $11 for both.

They sell popcorn and cans of soda for $1 and candy for $2.

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  • Kar

    You kids are in for an AMAZING time. Silent Lon Chaney version of Phantom of the Opera with live accompaniment on the Bob Balfour Memorial 4/23 Wonder Morton Organ... Holy crap I'm jelly.

    October 25, 2013

  • Brooke

    Oooooooh. I gotcha.

    October 22, 2013

  • Shawn

    Yeah, you can just buy them at the door. They use the old-fashioned tear-off tickets.

    October 22, 2013

  • steve

    Brooke, they don't sell them in advance....you just purchase when you get there.

    October 22, 2013

  • Brooke

    Has anyone purchased their tickets? What's the easiest...the website wasn't helpful.

    October 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it for "Bride" but will definitely make it for "Phantom"

    October 16, 2013

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    Choptop, Otis Driftwood, Organizer
    Event Host
  • Shawn
    Jigsaw, Assistant Organizer
  • A former member

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