Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Playback the Tape returns tomorrow with X-Files at the Coupe

If you like the X-Files or nostalgia from the 90s, here's an event for you: Playback the Tape, the recurring a really fun found VHS event, is back at the Coupe tomorrow, January 21st at 7 pm.

Playback the Tape collects VHS tapes, complete with old commercials, and their events are really fun -- they call it video archaeology.

Previously they've done holiday-themed events (like the Garfield Halloween special, including commercials for Teddy Ruxpin and GI Joes) plus others events around various themes. It's a lot of fun and a lot of nostalgia -- ads for things you forgot about, tracking and video squiggles from old tapes, and more. And they also have drink specials! What more could you ask for?

Here's more from them:
Hot on the heels of “The X-Files”’ forthcoming reboot, we present “THE TRUTH IS IN HERE” – a triple feature of favorite episodes from the 1990s television series, presented by PLAYBACKTHETAPE on Thursday, January 21st, 2016, 7:00pm at The Coupe (3415 11th Street NW, Washington, DC). 
The lineup is a flash back to seasons 3 and 4, with “Demons” (1997), “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space” (1996), and “D.P.O” (1995), all screened from 100% VHS recorded during original broadcasts (with vintage commercials intact). Guest stars include Charles Nelson Reilly, Giovanni Ribisi, Jack Black, and more. 
The Coupe’s mixologists are preparing a signature cocktail, The Cigarette-Smoking Man, specially for the event. The drink ($5) features rye whiskey, scotch, maple syrup, peychauds bitters and absinthe, served on the rocks. The restaurant’s full food and beverage menus will be also be available during the free-to-attend, all-ages event. PLAYBACKTHETAPE’s souvenir shirts, patches, and “mystery tapes” will be sold during the show. 
For more information and images, please visit 
PLAYBACKTHETAPE aims to preserve, promote, and present home-recorded vhs content, through an interactive monthly screening series that is free and open to the public.Submission guidelines and more information can all be found at

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