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In the Spotlight: Valley Beach - Valley Forge Casino Resort

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Summer Frolick with Thunder From Down Under 

in Valley Forge

By Tinsel & Tine Editor, Le Anne Lindsay
 
Saturday Night at Valley Beach Casino Resort - Not far from the King of Prussia Mall
If you're looking for a little summer fun just outside the city, you may wanna check out Valley Beach Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue King of Prussia, PA 19406).  It's open to the public, and earlier in the season you could purchase an all summer beach tag for $50.

I was invited for a little media event earlier this month, which featured none other than the hot bodies of the Thunder From Down Under, male exotic dancers hailing from Australia!  Talk about a real life Magic Mike XXL (click for T&T post) experience!


The show only allows you to take pictures at one point during the night and I got lucky enough to capture this shot on the left of Beau (who was hung like Jon Hamm). As we we're leaving, the guys brought this elderly party-goer up on stage for a photo shoot, so I took a couple quick snaps as we were exiting the venue.
 
Vintage Valley Forge Music Fair circa 1980

This was the first I'd heard that the old Valley Forge Music Fair, that I knew as a kid, which used to bring in high-caliber headline entertainment had been reestablished as part of The Valley Forge Casino Resort.

Rachee, Say It, Rah-shay & Le Anne, Tinsel & Tine
Here's a funny coincidence, I recently started going to a Wednesday morning workout boot camp in Clark Park to try and kick my poor tired and resisting body back into shape. I don't pay a lot of attention to the other people in the class, cause it's 7am and someone's making me do squats, so to hell with pleasantries; but when I saw this one blogger at the Valley Beach event, I thought she looked familiar, but not from other blogging events, finally we placed each other from the Wed. boot camp.  She writes a lifestyle and children's book review blog called Say It, "Rah-Shay"

I'm not one for being out late for the most part, but on occasion it's great to act like you're in your 20's again - I hit Valley Beach at 9:30pm, and enjoyed good bar noshes and island cocktails, then Thunder From Down Under started at 11pm. After the show, I went back to the Valley Beach area and got into the pool and actually danced until 2am.  I think I stayed til closing because the DJ played popular songs, both old school and current, the way you know them from the radio. Instead of pumping house music, which I hate.  The only thing I didn't do was hit the casino floor, but my palms were itching to shoot some craps.

Okay, Here's The PR Type Stuff:

Valley Beach Poolside Club is a 20,000 square foot outdoor space with an outdoor bar, VIP deck, sun loungers, dining area and entertainment stage. At the center, is a 1,000 square foot renovated pool with adjacent sandy beach and private cabanas.

Executive Chef Chris Garrison’s menu will include refreshing poolside favorites like Summer Shandy Steamed Shrimp, a signature juicy Beach Burger, spicy Grilled Jerk Chicken and more. Valley Beach also includes a full open-air bar with tropical specialty drinks and frozen libations. Additionally, a full selection of spirits will be available, as will 16 bottles/cans (poured into pool-safe glasses).

Valley Forge Casino Resort is the region's only full-amenity gaming resort, located conveniently near the Main Line and easily accessible from Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Valley Forge offers an unparalleled guest experience featuring a safe, exclusive gaming environment with 600 of the hottest slot machines and 50 table games; live entertainment including the signature Valley Forge Casino Resort Music Fair, which brings national headliners to the Valley Forge Casino Resort Convention Center; upscale dining at Tony Clark’s Signature Restaurants, Pacific Prime and Viviano; bars and lounges that range from live piano music at Cameo to a country-rock experience with a mechanical bull at Deuces Buckin’ Bull Saloon; roughly 100,000 square feet of recently-renovated state-of-the-art exhibit, meeting, conference and banquet facilities; and luxurious hotel accommodations. At Valley Forge Casino Resort, the possibilities are endless.





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Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?
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