If you haven’t seen an image from last weekend’s guided tours, here is the unholy “Brother James” (me) holding forth beside a photo of the Midway’s most famous ghost, Dear Tragic Martha… A chess match between costumed ghouls rages, as a tarot card reading takes place and the night’s 3rd movie is the (intensely) […]Read more "October 27th at the Grand Midway, Part 2"
1st day of Autumn! The decorative tombstones are out front! Inside, I spent a while talking writing with a self-published horror author (who says he’s going to dedicate a future book to me!?). The night’s first movie: Urban Legend! A GIANT Ouji Board pointer arrived here tonight, now standing in the corner (towering over all […]Read more "Sept. 22 at the Grand Midway"
Yes, tonight’s first video at the Coffee Lounge was an episode of the ANCIENT ALIENS. Quickly (thankfully?) replaced by… Not too many people have made it in tonight. A number of regulars report being ill with flu-like symptoms. Anyway, those you showed have been discussing various subjects (as always) along with guzzling coffee, tea and […]Read more "September 15, 2016 at the Midway"
The Grand Midway Hotel’s Shangri-La Coffee Lounge reopens (owner Blair Murphy took a break while he and his Lovely Significant Other–hi, Camille!–was having their Baby Daughter, Luna). Just getting back in the swing of things, Blair forgot to put out most of the creamers and the early attendees were too polite (wimpy?) to ask about […]Read more "September 8 at the Grand Midway"
I’ve been listening to the Stanley Cup, while THE GREEN HORNET has been playing on teh Coffee Shop screen. Blair has been talking local films with two newcomers who’ve been parts of several area productions–and have given him leads to several that Blair never heard of. So he’ll be busy adding yet more content to […]Read more "June 9th, Part 3"
Windber’s Thursday night tradition goes on at the Grand Midway, our small town’s fabulously haunted hotel! Three of the Midway cats were out on the ground floor of their multi-story outdoor Cat Heaven (the Maison De Meow) and lined up to get ‘pets’ from yours truly through the chicken wire enclosure. Oddly, Merlin (normally the […]Read more "June 9th at the Midway, Part 2"