From the chandelier in the lobby to the sweeping red curtains on stage, there are several clues from when the historic Trocadero Theatre was once The Arch Street Opera House in the late 1800s. Over the years, the Trocadero has morphed into one of the premier contemporary music venues in the Philadelphia area.
While synonymous with contemporary music, hosting everyone from local bands to professionally touring musicians, fewer people may realize that the Trocadero also functions as a state of the art cinema theater.
The latest screening to take place at the Trocadero was a Friday at midnight showing of the 2013 made for television disaster movie “Sharknado”. For only $3 a piece, moviegoers got to see the Syfy channel original film with their choice of a snack or ice cold beer included in the price of admission.
Known for its purposefully ridiculous premise, over the top acting, and deeply flawed plotline, “Sharknado” stars Cassie Scerbo, Ian Zeiring, and Tara Reid and is the story about a tornado that scoops up sharks and deposits them in Los Angeles, causing terror and mayhem for the local inhabitants. Having been turned into several drinking games for your viewing pleasure, taking advantage of the beer option is recommended.
Haven’t gotten a chance to see “Sharknado” yet? You might want to hurry up. “Sharknado 2: The Second One” is already in the works and due out in 2014.