Friday, August 5, 2011

Next Friday at The Coney Island Museum: Launch Party for the New Video Series "The Midnight Archives: Tales From the Observatory" with Ronni Thomas

Next Friday, August 12th, please join Morbid Anatomy and The Coney Island Museum for a launch party celebrating The Midnight Archives: Tales From the Observatory, a new video series "centered around the esoteric and always exotic personalities that spring from the Brooklyn Observatory." This project is the creation of many-time Observatory lecturer and film-maker Ronni Thomas, and promises to provide a fascinating and informative look into some of the topics explored by Observatory events past and future.

Come for the party and the screenings, stay to check out the exhibition The Great Coney Island Spectacularium and to experience The Cosmorama of the Great Dreamland Fire, and linger on for the complementary midnight martinis!

Full details follow; Hope very much to see you there.
Date: Friday, August 12
Location: The Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn MAP
Time: 8:00pm
Admission: $20

Another in a series of exciting events in the Coney Island Museum, the Great Coney Island Spectacularium invites you to the Midnight Archive LAUNCH PARTY with filmmaker and collector Ronni Thomas!

Join us for the launch of the web series The Midnight Archives: Tales From the Observatory. The series is the work of Ronni Thomas (Alias Ronni Raygun) of the IKA Collective and is centered around the esoteric and always exotic personalities that spring from the Brooklyn Observatory. It attempts to briefly document some of the truly unique people, talents and objects from around the world who gather there on a weekly basis. Mummies, Taxidermy, 18th century robotics, early French demonic 3d horror... its all here.

Series creator Ronni Thomas will give a brief lecture followed by the screening of episode 1 "Petrifying Pets: Modern Day Mummies" (6 minutes) and a short montage reel.
You can find out more--and purchase tickets!--by clicking here. For more on The Great Coney Island Spectacularium, click here. More on Observatory here.


Anonymous said...

Can someone please post theaddress to this event? Thanks

JE said...

The event will take place at The Coney Island Museum: 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn. Map here:,+New+York,+NY&hl=en&ll=40.575321,-73.979788&spn=0.01268,0.018947&sll=40.979898,-73.959961&sspn=24.923275,38.803711&z=16