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“Lame time.”

The Trocadero Theatre
Ranked #166 of 445 things to do in Philadelphia
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Owner description: The Trocadero Theatre was first opened in 1870, offering musical comedies and traveling minstrel shows under the name Arch Street Opera House. Later, vaudeville and burlesque came to its stage with notable professional showgirls performing burlesque during the 1950’s. The Theatre was refurbished in the late 1970’s for use as an art house cinema and fine arts theatre. In the 1980’s, the Theatre was remodeled as a dance club and finally for its current use as a concert hall and live music venue.Although the Theatre has undergone many notable changes, the utmost care has been taken to upkeep and modernize the facility while retaining its historical character. The Trocadero is the only 19th century Victorian theater still in operation in the United States. It is listed on the U.S. Register of Historic Places.
Warwick, Rhode Island
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“Lame time.”
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Went here last night to see Such Gold, IATA and MXPX on their 20 year anniversary tour. I've been to many shows and was surprised by the Troc in a bad way. The staff was militant and unfriendly, from the woman checking IDs, the bar tenders, to the bouncers in the crowd (in the crowd..weird). I'm not for people getting hurt in the crowd, but with punk shows you expect the kids to have fun, which they were discouraging them from doing. The drinks were over priced (as they always are) but my least favorite thing about this venue was that in order to have an adult beverage you had to stay upstairs which is crowded, HOT and does not have adequate views of the stage. At times throughout the night there were more people upstairs than down by the stage and you couldn't see. The sound was okay, but for Such Gold it was really badly done as some of the levels were poor. We came down from RI to see this show and left happy from the show itself but disappointed in the venue. I am glad that more bands whom I enjoy play the first Unitarian church.

Visited July 2012
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