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Museum's film beneft offers Lon Chaney horror classic COURTESY OF THE CATALINA ISLAND MUSEUM Bob and Carol Butte at the final Church Mouse tournament after party. Courtesy photo Church Mouse From page i Mouse Club from 6 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 25, at the M Restaurant on Crestview. The Buttes promise there will be "No whistles, no prizes, and no trophies, just a fun time to get together, for a reunion of friends," The fee is $50 cash at the door and includes dinner, koozie, and flag. "Come share stories and pie Brian Bray for a 100 ft mooring and hopefully still make some money for the youth of Avalon," the Buttes said. RSVP at churchmousecata- Contact Bob they said Butte at 310-467-2371. and/or They said there will be koozies Carol at 310-467-2317 : and Church Mouse Club flags. This year's Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit nearly filled the Avalon Casino Theatre to capacity. Next year's event will sell out. Now is the time to purchase tickets. Through Aug. 31 only, the Catalina Island Museum is offering 2015 Silent Film Benefit tickets at last year's prices. The 28th Annual Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit will feature the original 1925 version of "The Phantom of the Opera" on Saturday, May 16, 2015. The classic horror film will be accompanied by a 26- piece symphony orchestra and a soprano vocalist, led by Grammy Award-winning conductor Richard Kaufman, performing the film's renowned score, A recent review of the film by the Los Angeles Times said, "It's a story that's been told many times, but this film, s shocking scene of the Phantom, s unmask- ing has never been matched for terror." - , .... The film stars Lon Chaney as the Phantom, a disfigured madman living in the catacombs below the Paris Opera House. Obsessed with making a young opera singer a star - and his bride - the Phantom " terrorizes the operw hous with Chaney, known as "The Man of a Thousand Faces," was famous for creatinghis own make-up for each character he portrayed. Painting his eye sockets black, pulling the tip of his nose back with wire, enlarging his nostrils and wearing a set of jagged false teeth, he was transformed into one of the most ghastly figures of the si!e era The .was murderous mayhem. At the time, so scary the studio kept it a strict the film def'med ,horror for audi- secret until the film's premiere. ences everywhere. A great success at the box office, The Phantom.of the Opera grossed over $2 million. Inspired by that success, Universal went on to produce a long string of horror films such as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, The Mummy and countless others now considered SUNDAY D J1 BOl"TLE SERVICE AVAILABLE fN THE CA21BANA AR .. . .= SANTA CATALINA4~P ISLAND COMPANY 31o.51o.741o classics. This event will sell out. Don't hands. Wait to purchase tickets! Through the end of August, tickets for The Phantom of the Opera per- formance are $15 for members of the museum and $18 for general admission. Ticket prices will increase after this date. Purchasing tickets is easy. Please call 310-510-2414, visit the museum in person, or go to the Silent Film ey.ent pa~e at www.CatalinaMuseum,org. The Catalina Island Museum is Avalon's sole institution devoted to art, culture and history. The museum, its digital theater and store are located on the ground floor of Avalon's historic Casino and are open 7 days a week, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, the museum may be reached by phone at 310-510-2414 or at its website: : ~LO ! Friday, Aug'ust 22, 2014 : ~,31HIF~CAlrAUNA ISLRNDER