On Thursday, February 1, the Secret Cinema will return to the Bryn Mawr
Film Institute with hidden treasures from the rarely-seen 35mm section
of the Secret Cinema archives — many of which can not be seen anywhere
The program, named THE SECRET SECRET CINEMA, is a multi-genre pop
culture mash-up of forgotten advertising films, theatrical short
subjects, clips and trailers.
Some highlights are: LA DANSE A GO GO, a 1964 short about twisting
discotheque go-go dancers; A TOUCH OF MAGIC, a surreal Technicolor
musical promoting Populuxe cars and kitchens; MEXICAN RHYTHM, a 1953
one-reeler starring “Mexico’s Jazz King” Luis Arcaraz; network TV
promos; ads for long-gone local businesses; and original previews for
such offbeat classics as GROUPIES, HELLS ANGELS ’69, BUMMER, MONDO
MOD…and much more!
This program is suggested for mature audiences (though immature adults
are welcome also).
There will be one complete show at 7:30 pm. Admission is $12.50, $6.50
(BMFI members), $10 (seniors and students).