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Silent Classics - Wurlitzer Organ & Silent Movie

Silent Classics - Wurlitzer Organ & Silent Movie

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  • Sun 29 Jun ’14, 2:00pm – 4:30pm


The Hollywood Avondale, 20 St Georges Road, Avondale



Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $20.00

Taking a break from our silent comedy screenings, we delve into one of the great classics of the silent movie era – from 1923,“The Hunchback of Notre Dame”.

It’s a story that’s been told and retold ever since Victor Hugo put it to paper in 1831. It had already been made into a film twelve years prior to Universal putting Chaney in the role, but the combination of his brilliant acting skills, the impressive make-up work done to make him into the deformed hero, a moving organ score, massive sets, and incredible characters, made this the defining film for the scoliosis-suffering bell-ringer.

The film is most notable for the grand sets that recall 15th century Paris as well as Lon Chaney's performance and spectacular make-up as the tortured bell-ringer of Notre Dame. 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.

See and hear how the Wurlitzer organ really brings this great classic silent movie to life, through the power of music!!

A special fundraising event to support the on-going upkeep of the Hollywood Cinema - helping to preserve the home of Auckland's historic Wurlitzer pipe organ. Join us for an afternoon of laughter and entertainment!

Tickets on sale at the door on the day from 1:15pm. For more info, contact James on (09) 525 7067.

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