Phantom of the Opera with James Kennerley – Saco Drive In (pre-recorded)
The Phantom of the Opera at the Saco Drive-In
On Saturday, October 16, 2021 … Gates open at 5pm … Movie begins at 6:30pm
Don’t Delay – parking is limited!
Our annual Halloween silent film event is taking a quick detour before Halloween weekend in Merrill Auditorium. We’re pre-recording Portland Municipal Organist James Kennerley on the Merrill stage as he adds his flare and magnificent improvised symphonic score to this classic movie gem! This recording will be shown at the Saco Drive-In on Saturday night, October 16th.
Join Municipal Organist James Kennerley as he brings life, intrigue and, most importantly, brilliant musical accompaniment to The Phantom of the Opera, a 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, directed by Rupert Julian and starring Lon Chaney in the title role of the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he loves a star. This silent movie classic will be silent no more when Kennerley adds his magnificent playing to the film!
The Drive-In can accommodate a limited number of cars, so don’t delay in reserving your seat. Tickets must be purchased in advance through PortTIX. They will not be available at the Drive-In gate. A window ticket, required for entry, will be emailed to all attendees in advance of the show! The Saco Drive-In Gates will open at 5:00pm. The movie will begin at 6:30pm. There will be no intermission. You are encouraged to bring your own movie snacks as no concessions will be available at the venue. Parking instructions, along with your ticket, will be shared prior to the show.
Last year was our first Drive-In event, and it was a huge hit and loved by all attendees! Come see this classic from 1925 on the big screen and hear the improvised score created by our very own Municipal Organist James Kennerley.
Tickets must be purchased in advance through PortTIX before 3pm on show day. They will not be available at the Drive-In gate.
A digital ticket, required for entry, will be emailed to all attendees in advance of the show!
The Saco Drive-In
969 Portland Rd, Saco, ME 04072
Gates open at 5:00pm.
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The movie will begin at 6:30pm.
There will be no intermission.
You are encouraged to bring your own movie snacks as no concessions will be available at the venue.
Tickets: $20 per car (only one ticket per car needed)
An additional handling fee charged by PortTIX will be added to your purchase.
There is no reserved seating.
Rows 1-3 for smaller vehicles.
Rows four and beyond for taller vehicles.
If you wish to park in reverse and open your hatchback you must park in row 7 or beyond.
Parking is first come, first served. We cannot hold or reserve spots. We can’t guarantee you will be satisfied with your parking space. The drive-in was built over 80 years ago and did not have large vehicles in mind when originally designed. It is possible that a larger vehicle parked in front of you may partially block your view of the screen, but we will do our best to accommodate everyone. There are no refunds for parking related issues.
As this event is not inside Merrill Auditorium – our new Health and Safety Guidelines, posted on September 20, 2021, do not apply to this event.