To celebrate a spectacular 2018, AFJ wanted to mark the occasion by meeting as much of our community as possible. When we learned that The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA was screening the 1990 classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we knew exactly what we had to do. AFJ sponsored the screening of the film, and by an incredible turn of events, the Phoenixville Borough Recreation Department decided to make this screening FREE to all those attending! Our family got a lot bigger that day and we were thrilled that we were able to meet and greet so many likeminded people. Our own Stephanie Ortiz was there to capture the fun, family, and #turtlepower that was on hand that day.
The Colonial Theatre
"The 658-seat Colonial Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Phoenixville, Pennsylvania at 227 Bridge Street. Opened in 1903, the Colonial is the last surviving of four theatres once existing in the borough and is the only theatre of its kind in Chester County. In its early days, the Colonial was home to live stage shows, vaudeville acts and musicals including appearances by Harry Houdini and Mary Pickford. Real movie buffs know that the Colonial was featured in the 1958 science fiction classic, The Blob, starring Steve McQueen and filmed in and around Phoenixville". - The Colonial.
Action Figures Junkies decided that we really wanted to celebrate. What's better than an assortment of AFJ t-shirts, stickers, and (best of all) free toys?! In the house were members of our staff and, of course, Little Logan.
What makes any show fun is the audience's excitement for what's playing. Turtle fans new and old came out of the woodwork for this screening!
Taking the Stage!
We were permitted to address the crowd and talk a little about what we do and why we love this movie! Kenneth L. Metzner, the theatre's Executive Director, introduced us and then re-introduced us again in Spanish for our very diverse crowd.
AFJ decided to raffle off two of the new NECA 18-Inch Foot Soldiers, (supplied by Entertainment Earth) as well as some vintage Playmates TMNT figures (from our own collection)!
Here are 2 of the 3 winners!
We also took it one step further and hid four AFJ mystery boxes throughout the theatre. These boxes contained some sweet action figures and AFJ official stickers!
We had a fantastic event at the Colonial Theatre. The atmosphere was fun and a great reminder of what Saturdays should be about, a day to spend with friends and family! A huge thanks to Ken and the Colonial staff for allowing us to be a part of the screening. A big thanks to Dolores Winston of the Phoenixville Borough Recreation Department and Phoenixville Communities that Care for making this a free screening for everyone! #AFJ4LIFE