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Occurs on Saturday October 29 2022

All Day Event


The Bailey Theatre
1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail BC V1R 4C7

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× Trail & District Arts Council and SPOOKTACULAR


Right in the Eye: A FREE live movie-concert!

Three shows: 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm. FREE! No tickets needed! Just arrive at The Bailey Theatre about 20 minutes before show time and find your way to a seat. Appropriate for all ages!

Trail and District Arts Council and The Bailey Theatre join in on the Spooktacular fun with a FREE show to excite the whole family on your trick or treat trail. This fun, family friendly show is only 20 minutes long. After each show, kids can come up to the stage and try out some of the unusual instruments.

This unique live movie-concert Right in the Eye, from PASOA/Alcoléa & Cie, is the creation of the talented French artist, musician and composer Jean-François Alcoléa. The show features spooky, humourous, and mysterious short silent films by Georges Méliès (1861–1938), considered to be one of the inventors of cinematography. The films are accompanied by three live virtuoso musicians playing over 50 different instruments, who breathe fresh life into these cinematographic gems, creating an awe-inspiring multimedia show. The show has had over 600 performances in Europe alone!

“The three musicians whisk the audience away on a peaceful, dream-like journey to the moon or beyond – a feast for the eyes and the ears!”

“Recaptures the sheer manic daftness of Meliès’ inventive genius.” – The Scotsman, UK

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About Georges Méliès Charlie Chaplin said Georges Méliès was “the alchemist of light.” And he was considered by the Lumière brothers as the “creator of cinematic spectacle,” Méliès was himself transformed from magician, theatre owner and producer to filmmaker when he was one of the first to see the Lumiere Brothers “Cinematographe”, in which moving pictures were first demonstrated in 1895. The French illusionist and film director was an inventive pioneer and brilliant entertainer, whose films such as “A Trip to the Moon’ (1902) and “The Impossible Voyage” (1904) were inspired by the universe of Jules Verne.

Méliès built the first movie studio in Europe; was the first to use storyboards and production and was a prolific inventor of special effects including multiple exposures, dissolves, time-lapse photography, and hand painted color. By the time his film making career ended as a result of reversals of fortunes during World War I, Méliès had created 531 films, with some of the most memorable images in the history of the cinema.

Concept, musical compositions and sound creation, keyboard, strings structure, melodica, objects : Jean-François Alcoléa Drum, guitar: Hervé Joubert Sound, keyboard, percussions, objects: Mathieu Lucas Light and video manager: Anaïs Pierre

This show is part of Spooktacular's full day of Hallowe'en themed events held in downtown Trail. Join us between 11 am - 3 pm in downtown Trail for all-ages fun, music, market, activities and more! Costumes are encouraged. For more information about Trail's Spooktacular go to

Presented by Trail & District Arts Council, in conjunction with the City of Trail's Spooktacular. This show is supported by Teck Trail Operations, Consulat général de France à Vancouver / Consulate General of France in Vancouver, and the City of Trail.

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