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From b-movies to Mystic Motion

Through our b-movie madness night (Sundays*), we’ve been introducing people to the New Phoenix Theatre on Johnson Park. It’s been really great to see the look on people’s faces when they first walk into this historic building built in 1885. That’s because the history of the building is really quite something. At one point it was a lecture hall for Buffalo Seminary. Then it became a séance house before becoming a soup kitchen. Eventually the building, like so many others in Buffalo, fell into disrepair. After years of uncertainty, The Phoenix, under the artful direction of Executive Director Richard Lambert, has become a clearinghouse for cultural enterprise.
That’s why, when I hear a movie-goer ask, “Do they show anything here besides movies,” I feel compelled to let them in on all of the different productions that take place there. As a matter of fact, the movie night is new to the New Phoenix. The theatre is mainly a performance theatre that showcases… well… for example, on Oct 17th & 18th Cathy Skora, Executive Director of Folkloric Productions Dance, will take the stage with ‘Mystic Motion…dance from all points exotic’ (photo). And don’t forget to catch the last showings of Dusty Springfield… With You (final showing is Saturday – Starring Lorraine O’Donnell and directed by Richard Lambert. Then, coming in November don’t miss The Seafarer. To visit the New Phoenix complete schedule online, just click here.
Folkloric presents Mystic Motion …dance from all points exotic | Oct 17 & 18, 2008 | $17 adv. $20 at door | 716 876 6291
New Phoenix Theatre | 95 N. Johnson Pk, Buffalo NY 14221
*This Sunday the b-movie of choice will be Spider Baby. Be sure to look for our Facebook group page for details, or click here for the BRO post for background info.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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