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When Labor Day Weekend arrives, it can mean only one thing… The Colonial Theatre’s Splatterfest VII: Welcome to the Splatterdome! Once again, the organizers are serving up FIVE of the most outlandish and entertaining Italian/Euro horror movies ever made, including Ovidio G. Assonitis’ Jaws-homageTentacles starring Henry Fonda and John Huston, Mario Bava’s masterpiece Black Sabbath with Boris Karloff, Bruno Mattei’s Terminator/Aliens mash-up Shocking Dark, Luigi Cozzi’s sci-fi/horror favorite Contamination, and Lucio Fulci’s The Black Cat!
The evening will include trailers, prizes, posters, t-shirts, and, as a special added bonus, our 4th SplatterFEAST provided by our awesome sponsor Shorty’s Sunflower Cafe.
SplatterFEAST VIP Ticket: $50 advance / $55 day of show
Seniors & Students: $20
No children under 16 unless accompanied by a Parent or Guardian.
General admission seating. Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket prices do include the $1.00 per ticket Service Fee. No member or guest passes accepted for this event.
SplatterFEAST VIP Ticket Includes:
Pre-Show Buffet Dinner from 6-7pm in the Sunflower SplatterFEAST Lounge
This Sunday, August 26th is the monthly Phoenixville Punk Rock Flea Market at Root Down Brewing Company. This event is FREE to enter but as always, it is 21+ to drink and anyone under 21+ must be accompanied by an adult.
There will be a wide variety of vendors, selling all sorts of amazing wares, including, but not limited to: clothing, vinyl records, comics, toys, books, movies, jewelry, original art, taxidermy, housewares, bath works and so much more.
Tony Cadaver will be providing you with the soundtrack for the day with the finest in punk, new wave, ska, metal, garage, glam and more. Tony will be accompanied by various guest vinyl DJs including Michael Thursby Kerchner, who'll be spinning a barrage of punk, proto, garage, metal and more.
Along with their tasty, award winning beers, be sure to hit up the kitchen and see what amazing brunch treats Root Down has to offer, followed by their award winning regular menu items. They even offer a variety of VEGAN meal options!
Be sure to grab a Some Kinda Heat Bloody Mary, made with love, by Tony Cadaver, featuring his signature hot sauce.
"What Will People Say," directed by Iram Haq of Norway, will open on Friday August 10th and will be presented in Norwegian and Urdu with English subtitles.
Sixteen-year-old Nisha (Maria Mozhdah) lives a double life. When out with her friends, she’s a normal Norwegian teenager. At home with her family, she is the perfect Pakistani daughter. But when her father (Adil Hussain) catches her alone with her boyfriend in her room, Nisha’s two worlds brutally collide. To set an example and escape the judgment of their peers, her parents send Nisha against her will to a small town in Pakistan to live with extended family. There, in an unfamiliar country surrounded by people she barely knows, Nisha must adapt to a rigid culture that denies her the freedoms she once enjoyed. Winner of Audience Awards at AFI Fest and the Les Arcs European Film Festival, What Will People Say is a tense and moving drama about women’s rights, immigrant identity, and familial duties. Based on director Iram Haq’s own experiences as a young Pakistani woman in Norway, it features an astounding debut by 18-year-old Mozhdah and a nuanced performance by veteran actor Hussain (Life of Pi).
“Conspicuously planted throughout What Will People Say are displays of people’s hypocritical attitudes about sex and women, but these moments are still instructive. Such hypocrisy goes a long way toward eliciting our sympathies for Nisha’s relentless struggle, as well as that of so many second-generation immigrants, to try and carve out a unique identity while stuck helplessly between the incongruous demands of two very disparate worlds.” – Derek Smith, Slant Magazine
“The kinetically shot film brims with authenticity and immediacy and benefits from a deeply sympathetic turn from sublime discovery Maria Mozhdah as the lead.” – Alissa Simon, Variety
“An assured piece of storytelling made all the more gripping by the knowledge that it is autobiographical.” – Allan Hunter, Screen International
“A brilliant, nuanced movie about female oppression.” – Now Magazine
“In a resolute acknowledgment of the oppression that too many young women face at home, the film portrays the family structure as the enforcing unit of feminine docility. Here, love is another form of bondage.” – Teo Bugbee, New York Times
Access reviews at Metacritic.
Come visit and walk the grounds of one of Chester County’s most important industrial companies, The Phoenix Iron Company, on Thursday, August 2nd starting at 5:30 P.M.
The history begins as early as 1732 with a grist mill built along the French Creek to the late 1700s when nails were being produced at highest amount in the Colonies. Jump forward and learn about when the Phoenix Iron Company started and became one of the most powerful iron companies on the east coast of the United States. You will explore an original example of a Phoenix Bridge and learn about the Phoenix Column which was patented in 1862 by the Iron Company, something that would go on to be used in the building of bridges and structural supports across the world. On this tour you will see lesser known buildings that still stand that were part of this company and also learn about buildings that no longer stand using then and now photographs.
Sponsored by The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area and Schuylkill River Heritage Center
Parking & Registration: Phoenixville Foundry, 2 N. Main Street, Phoenixville
Town Tours & Village Walks is a series of free summer strolls through historic neighborhoods, hamlets, villages and sites. Tours generally last 50 minutes and begin at 5:30 pm with the last tour leaving at 7:00 pm unless daylight allows for additional tours.
For more information, please visit the Chester County Planning Commission website
Join The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area on First Friday for a new exhibit opening, featuring recent acquisitions!
A collection of never before seen photos revealed including photos from the Hagley Museum & Library showing workers on-site, building bridges with steel from the Phoenix Iron Company, as well as other nostalgic photos of Phoenixville. There are many new objects recently donated by the residents of Phoenixville.
204 Church Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460
SPECIAL EXHIBIT JULY - OCTOBER 2018
Root Down Brewing Company celebrates their one year anniversary with a weekend full of music, events, and partying. There will be giveaways and more.
Friday night: Old school hip-hop with Love City DJs
Saturday: PliM, their our anniversary Wild Ale, will be tapped. There's a party with friends in the industry featuring some guest taps TBD. PliM will also be available to go!
Saturday night: Mason Porter live from 9PM - Midnight
Sunday: Phoenixville Punk Rock Flea Market featuring the release of Some Kinda Heat Hot Sauce.
Sunday night: Rock out with The Noid and Hometown Ghosts
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Anthrophobia is definied by Webster's dictionary as "a pathological fear of people or human company." While this is hardly akin to band's sound, the PA legends have been perfecting their signature metal / hardcore since the 90s. They bring the ruckus to The Pickering Creek Inn this Friday June 15th along with Already DeaD (w/ members of Orcus), Slagmatter (w/ members of Loafass and Riverside Odds) and the loveable DJ Tony Cadaver of The Noid.
Anthrophobia can best be comparable to early hardcore bands like Bad Brains, Helmet, and Faith No More. All Music Guided noted that they "sometimes sounds like Quicksand fronted by Rob Zombie." Lead vocalist Frank Phobia delivers his diatribes over a churning bed of metallic, angst-driven grooves, delivered with a no-nonsense aesthetic.
Don't miss your chance to see some real rock and roll heroes up close and personal.