Dancing in Congress Square Park. Corey Templeton Photography

Silent Movie Sunday

Join us for another of this year’s series of silent movies! Presented in partnership with Kinonik on the last Sunday of every month, we’ll enjoy classic silent movies on real 16mm film with live musical accompaniment!

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Congress Square Park
Congress Street
Portland, ME 04103 United States
About the Event
Presented by
Friends of Congress Square Park
September 24, 2023 through October 29, 2023


9/24 at 6:30- 8 PM

The relatives of Cyrus West gather at his estate on the 20th anniversary of his death to hear the reading of his will. Annabelle West (Laura La Plante) is named the heir to Cyrus’ fortune, under the condition that she is declared sane by a doctor (Lucien Littlefield). Later in the evening, the family is informed that a dangerously insane man known at “the Cat” is on the loose in the area. When Cyrus’ lawyer (Tully Marshall) is found dead, Annabelle fears she is the next target.


10/29 at 6-7:30 PM

In this silent horror classic, aspiring young opera singer Christine Daaé (Mary Philbin) discovers that she has a mysterious admirer intent on helping her become a lead performer. This enigmatic masked presence is Erik, also known as the Phantom (Lon Chaney), a horribly disfigured recluse who lives underneath the Paris Opera House. When the Phantom takes Christine prisoner and demands her devotion and affection, her suitor, Vicomte Raoul de Chagny (Norman Kerry), sets out to rescue her.