october, 2022

14oct7:30 pm9:30 pmPhantom of the Opera; Barhydt Organ Silent Film Series7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 N Main Street, Fairfield , Iowa

Event Details

Lon Chaney’s horror masterwork comes to life once more—just as audiences would have experienced it nearly 100 years ago! Jay Warren’s live organ accompaniment provides all the chills and thrills in this special Prohibition-style Halloween extravaganza.
Come early and enter our ghoulishly Gatsby-glam speakeasy beginning at 6:30! Don your best 1920’s attire and come ready to dance the Charleston while enjoying classic Prohibition-era cocktails and mocktails. Whether your alter ego is a spats-wearing tough or a bold flapper girl, you’ll fit right in as we recreate your authentic 1925 filmgoing experience.
Chicago’s foremost photoplay organist, Mr. Warren brings all the color, excitement, and glamour of the silent film era back to life with his original scores for the silver screen. As a regularly featured photoplay organist for the Silent Film Society of Chicago, he has accompanied most of the great silent films throughout his forty year career in his famous rousing style. He has been featured annually for the highly regarded Silent Summer Film Festival since its inception in 2000. Jay has appeared 14 times playing the huge E.M. Skinner pipe organ for silent films at the University of Chicago’s famed Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. He also performs film accompaniment on the beautiful Letourneau pipe organ in the Crimi Auditorium of Aurora University. Jay has also made several silent film photoplay appearances on the incredible 5 manual Wurlitzer located at the Sanfilippo Foundation’s Place de la Musique in Barrington, Illinois.
The Barhydt Organ Spotlight Series features master organists and pianists that show our beautiful Barhydt Organ and Steinway grand piano at their finest. Admission to all performances is free! Voluntary donations will be accepted at the door ($10 suggested)