Electric Theatre revives Rent Party tradition

Downtown — By on January 6, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Electric Theatre Company is bringing a New York City tradition to Scranton with a Rent Party Revival on Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the theatre on 326 Spruce St., 2nd Floor.

Rent parties started in Harlem in the 1920’s and when they fell out of fashion after the Second World War, they were revived in Greenwich Village during the Beat Era. Now, Electric Theatre Company is hosting a Rent Party featuring a Battle of the DeeJays, refreshments, dancing, vintage films, and lots of fun. Admission is free, but partiers are encouraged to donate to one of the Rent Pots scattered around the theatre.

The donations will help Electric Theatre Company pay January and February’s rent. In the process, everyone has a good time and is able to forget the winter weather and cold economy.

Support the arts and culture in downtown Scranton and support the Electric Theatre Co. on Jan. 23.

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