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"Electric Dreams" + Q&A = September 7, 2019

"Electric Dreams" + Q&A

 Lenny Von Dohlen, Virginia Madsen, and Rusty Lemorande at The Frida Cinema, Santa Ana, CA -- Saturday, September 7th.


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In the movie "Electric Dreams", Miles and Madeline go on a date to the Phoenix Theatre... see a play titled, "Cloud 9". 

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Stay electric!