Phantom Film—Southwest Music and the Albuquerque Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will be sponsoring two screenings of the 1925 silent film classic The Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney at the Central United Methodist Church (1605 Copper NE). Internationally acclaimed theater organist Walt Strony is scheduled to perform accompaniment and “musical enhancement” for the horror hallmark. Screenings will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct., 29, and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30. Tickets for either showing are a mere $5 and are available by calling 881-2232. Seating is limited, so reserve tickets early.
Is Kidman robbing the cradle in this unusual romantic drama?
Birth, at least from the trailers, appears to have the slightly uneasy concept of ravishing beauty Nicole Kidman falling in love with a 10-year-old kid. As it happens, that's not quite the film's plot. But it's close enough for spitting.
Stunning English drama turns controversy into crushing emotion
Vera Drake, the new film from noted British director Mike Leigh (Topsy-Turvy, Secrets & Lies), is not the most cheerful film of the year. But it is the first to scream “Oscar me!” in a loud, clear and rather difficult to dismiss voice.
Halloween around the Dial
If you love Halloween (and you damn well should), you're gonna wanna wake up bright and early this Sunday, so you can get right into the holiday spirit.
The Week in Sloth
“The Long Way Around” (Bravo 8 p.m.) Actor Ewan McGregor (we prefer to think of him as Renton rather than Obi-Wan Kenobi) and his best mate hop on their motorcycles and embark on an epic ride from England to the easternmost tip of Asia in this new documentary series.
“A Scooby-Doo Halloween” (KWBQ-19 7:30 p.m.) Ghosts interrupt a small town's festival celebration (don't they always?) and it's up to the Mysteries Inc. gang to solve the problem. On the plus side, KISS guest stars.