Scopitone Party

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When MTV crowned A Hard Day’s Night director Richard Lester the “father of music videos,” he quipped that he’d like a blood test. He wasn’t joking: The music film has existed in some form since the dawn of cinema. The Phonoscène, which synched a sound recording to a silent film, was created in 1902, and Warner Bros.’ Vitaphone music shorts began in 1926. In the late 1950s, the French company Cameca invented the Scopitone, a twist on the jukebox that played 16mm music films in bars and cafes. It was an idea pilfered from the Soundies of the 1940s, and the craze, which spread through Europe and America, lasted till the late 1960s. Secret Cinema, which has toured the world with their considerable Scopitone collection, will again unleash their wares, ranging from the American (Nancy Sinatra, Paul Anka), the French (Françoise Hardy, Johnny Hallday) to the obscure (Los Brutos, a quartet of Jerry Lewis impersonators). -Matt Prigge

2pm. $5-$8. Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville. 610.917.0223. thecolonialtheatre.com
 

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WHEN
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Recurring: ONCE

TIME & PRICE
2pm. $5-$8

WHERE
Colonial Theatre , 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, PA
One time only on 10/14/2012. .

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