The owner/operator of the Grand Midway, Blair Murphy, had business that kept him from being on hand for much of this Thursday’s coffeehouse. Accordingly, he asked yours truly to pinch-hit for him. I agreed, of course–I mean, why not? Being paid a bit to attend my favorite place, where I’d be spending the evening regardless! […]Read more "Windber Coffeehouse Nights: September 6, 2018"
Random Fun Fact of the Day: Fake movie blood tastes worse than real blood. Much worse. I know this from personal experience, for indeed that is yours truly: chomping down on rubber prop intestines and said unpalatable liquid in my role as a zombie in Blair Murphy’s Windber-centered low-budget movie, Zombie Dream. For addition poignant, […]Read more "Not Gagging On It, Tonight!"
The Shangra La Coffeehouse at Windber Pennsylvania’s famed and fabulous haunted hotel, the Grand Midway will be open tonight, from 6 PM till Midnight. As usual, it’s only $3/person for all the coffee you can drink. Plenty of used books, videos (including copies of the locally produced movie ZOMBIE DREAM), T-shirts and assorted odd gift items […]Read more "Special Coffeehouse Tonight"
Tonight’s Shangri-La Coffee Lounge got underway with multiple DVD episodes of The Munsters playing, Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts coffee brewing, and somebody (okay, yours truly) bringing in a batch of wild-picked fresh raspberries for the denizens of our favorite haunted hotel to enjoy. Oh, and here’s yet another still shot from the Zombie Dream movie–filmed here (and at numerous […]Read more "July 7, 2016 at the Grand Midway"
Tonight’s coffeehouse features a new flavor–Parker’s Maple Cinnamon (not half-bad, I found)–along with Dunkin’ Donuts Regular Blend. The first DVD of the evening was FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL, followed by THE BREAK-UP ( I sense a theme). New resident Nathan F. has been moving in tonight. A spirited card game is ongoing a couple booths from […]Read more "June 23 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"
Anybody up for a low-budget zombie flick that’s funny, weird, has original music and which blends horror with sharp social commentary? How about the fact that it’s got Eric Roberts, Butch Patrick and comic book legend Stan Lee in it? Okay, it’s also got me in it as a particularly obnoxious zombie–but don’t let that […]Read more "ZOMBIE DREAMIN’"