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THE BEST OF SECRET CINEMA SHORT FILMS: THE EARLY YEARS

March 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$9.00

THE BEST OF SECRET CINEMA SHORT FILMS: THE EARLY YEARS

Secret Cinema celebrates 25 years with
THE BEST OF SECRET CINEMA SHORT FILMS: THE EARLY YEARS

Friday, March 10, 2017
8:00 pm
Admission: $9.00

The Maas Building
1325 N. Randolph Street, Philadelphia, PA
267-239-2851

On Friday, March 10, we will present what will be for us, at least, a very
special screening at the Maas Building, called THE BEST OF SECRET CINEMA
SHORT FILMS: THE EARLY YEARS. That’s because twenty-five years and one day
earlier marked the very first Secret Cinema screening!

Yes, it is now twenty-five years since we first carried our 16mm projector
(we only had one then) up the steep stairs to the second floor of the
Khyber Pas Pub. We began our series there with a screening of DON’T KNOCK
THE ROCK (plus “unusual short films”). Since then, there have been as many
as 1000 Secret Cinema screenings (we’re not exactly sure how many, but
that is probably close to accurate), attended by thousands of people, in
over 100 venues. We’re very happy to still be here!

During 2017, we plan to revive several of our most popular programs,
possibly a few unpopular ones, and will also continue presenting brand new
programs. THE BEST OF SECRET CINEMA SHORT FILMS: THE EARLY YEARS will be
the first anniversary event, and will include miscellaneous audience
favorites that were shown in our first five years. These films, which
include rare educational, advertising, musical and theatrical short
subjects (and maybe a found home movie), are all very unlikely to be seen
elsewhere. Some of them were featured in past “best of” programs…while
others have not been shown again since 1992! (In the interest of variety,
NO titles will be repeated from our last “Best of shorts” program, which
was shown June 2015, also at the Maas Building.)

Just a few of the titles to be screened are LET’S HAVE A TEA (campy,
Kodachrome 1940s etiquette film), WHATTA BUILT (amusing theatrical short
about body builders), SPONGE DIVERS OF TARPON (actually fascinating 1932
documentary about Florida sponge industry), LATIN SOUNDIES (1940s musical
performances photographed for a film jukebox, including “Chaquita
Banana”), and YOURS, MINE, OURS (1960s Technicolor fun teaches grade
school kids respect for others’ property)…plus much, much more.

There will be one complete show at 8:00 pm. Admission is $9.00. Beer and
refreshments will be available at the screening.

As always — still — Secret Cinema programs are shown using 16mm (not
video, not digital) FILM projected on a giant screen (and sadly, we are
now one of the only presenters of repertory cinema, anywhere, to
consistently do so).

The Maas Building was previously a brewery and a trolley repair shop. This
beautifully restored 1859 brick and timber workshop today serves as a
multipurpose art event and catering space. Free parking is available on
the street and in the adjacent lot of the James R. Ludlow Elementary
School.

SECRET CINEMA WEBSITE: http://www.thesecretcinema.com

MAAS BUILDING WEBSITE: http://www.maasbuilding.com

Details

Date:
March 10
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$9.00
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Venue

The Maas Building
1325 N. Randolph Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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