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Sat, Oct 02


Epsilon Spires

Phantom of the Paradise +Intro by The Swan Archives!

Brian DePalma's cult classic musical satire: Phantom Of The Paradise... Imagine Spinal Tap meets Rocky Horror by way of Faust... + a very special introduction by the Swan Archives!

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Phantom of the Paradise +Intro by The Swan Archives!
Phantom of the Paradise +Intro by The Swan Archives!

Time & Location

Oct 02, 2021, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA

About the event

Nearly fifty years after its release, Brian DePalma’s bizarre 1974 horror comedy rock opera Phantom of the Paradise stands as one of the most beloved and joyous films in the realm of cult cinema. Come in your best glam rock apparel and receive a free concession! Tickets enter you into a raffle for a $50. Gift Certificate to Boomerang!

Ari Kahan will introduce this very special screening, after which we promise you will never look at Phantom of the Paradise quite the same way again!

Kahan created and maintains an obsessive website devoted to Phantom of the Paradise: The Swan Archives and produced and directed most of the supplemental material on the American bluray release of the film, was one of the instigators of the Winnipeg Phantompalooza conventions, and co-produced the feature documentary "Phantom of Winnipeg," about Winnipeg Canada's neverending fascination with the cult film.  He also unearthed footage excised from Phantom prior to its release which had been believed to have been lost for decades, and restored the film to its original director-intended glory. TRAILER:

Listen to this MIDNIGHT MASS podcast interview that delves into the psychotronic, Faustian world of Brian De Palma’s 1974 rock opus, THE PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE. 

In addition to discussing the film’s killer soundtrack, unique style, and blurry queerness, the hosts take a deep dive into the singular fan phenomenon that caused PHANTOM to be a breakaway hit in the city of Winnipeg…and nowhere else. Joining the discussion is filmmaker Malcolm Ingram, whose documentary PHANTOM OF WINNIPEG explores this Canadian cult-status curiosity. Then, FANGORIA’s Editor-in-Chief Phil Nobile Jr. stops by to discuss the evolving nature of "phan" devotion. And Ari Kahan, curator of THE SWAN ARCHIVES, which has been dedicated to the preservation of PHANTOM history since nearly the beginning. Rock n’roll! Deals with the devil! And a trio of in-depth interviews! Tune in and get salutations from the other side!


  • Phantom of Paradise

    Admission for one to Phantom of Paradise! Please choose your seating with respect for others and let us know if you require special arrangements. $2 from every ticket goes directly towards the historic preservation of the venue. Thank you for your support! Enjoy the program!

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