Free Outdoor Movie Night!

(Honesdale, PA, June 9, 2017)… Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival is proud to announce a free outdoor-movie night on Friday, June 16, the night before the 12th annual Honesdale Roots & Rhythm festival. “Canaltown Walk-In Cinema” will take place at night fall (likely around 9:30 pm) in the parking lot of Black & Brass at 520 Main Street, Honesdale. This event will be the opening act for Black & Brass’s Side Stage during the Roots & Rhythm weekend. It also marks the start of Canaltown’s summer outdoor-movie series!

The parking lot theater will be closed to cars so attendees may bring a chair, “walk in,” and park themselves down for a night at the movies in downtown Honesdale. Canaltown, which is known for its annual Short Spooky Movie Festival, will present one hour of classics from the silent-film era, including  “The Immigrant” (1917), directed by Charlie Chaplin, “The Great Train Robbery” (1903), directed by Edwin S. Porter, “The Frozen North” (1922), directed by Buster Keaton, and “A Trip To The Moon” (1902), directed by Georges Méliès.

Accompanying the silent films will be a talented group of local musicians: Bob Wilson, Joe Granger, and Rowan Lynch. Their  efforts, combined with the program, is expected to create a unique movie-going experience and provide a great opportunity to gather downtown and celebrate the night before the big day of music on Saturday.

Attendees are welcome to set up their movie-watching areas, bring food and generally hang out at 8:00 pm. Black & Brass will open later with its signature coffee drinks and snacks. Side-stage supporter Twisted Rail Tavern also offers dinner and drinks just across the street.

“It’ll be a happening kind of night on Honesdale’s 500 block,” says Derek Williams, co-founder of Canaltown.  “And if the weather doesn’t cooperate, we have a rain location for the movies: Grace Episcopal Church at 9th and Church Streets at 9:30pm.”

For more info on this Walk-In Cinema, visit

PHOTO: Image from title card for George Melies film, A Trip to the Moon.

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