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Shadowbox Studio is a photo & video shooting space located at 900 East Club Boulevard, Unit 2200-D (inside the new Ample Storage complex) in Durham, North Carolina.

Perfect for portraits, product photography, interviews, voice overs, movie screenings, workshops, auditions, small events, spy club meetings, and whatever you can dream up.

Amenities include 25’ x 30’ shooting/activity space (with 14’ ceiling), voice recording area, parking lot, internet access, restroom, climate control, lobby/green room.

Rates start at $100/day for studio space, with options for renting gear, crew, and post-production services.

Contact us to find out more and schedule a tour.



Sun Oct 1 – 7:00 pm
Charming Disaster
Curtis Eller
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A double dose of fever-dream vaudevillian chaos!

Charming Disaster’s storytelling songs explore different sorts of trouble two people can get into with a ukulele and a guitar, playing out against a backdrop of nightclubs, car chases, circus tents, the occult, the afterlife, and beyond. They achieved cult status when their paranormal love song “Ghost Story” was featured on the creepy hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale. Since then their theatrical, entertaining live performances have engaged audiences across the United States.

Charming Disaster sound like the music that Pugsley and Wednesday Addams might have made after listening to the Decemberists, Squeeze and some Chopin.
-Yes! Weekly

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer. Eller's numerous compositions describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. Past recordings have seen a ghastly parade of historical luminaries, from Abraham Lincoln and Buster Keaton to Amelia Earhart and Joe Louis, sharing the spotlight with a host of Civil War generals and corrupt 19th century politicians.

$10 suggested donation (goes to musicians)
BYO or sample what's on hand!
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Thu Oct 12 – 7:00 pm
Movie Loft presents
Ganja & Hess
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Movie Loft scuttles into Shadowbox Studio, during the greatest season of the year, with a screening of the 1973 horror vampire power that is 'Ganja & Hess'!

Directed by Bill Gunn, and starring Duane Jones (the lead in 'Night of the Living Dead'), this underseen and oft-maligned film was cut up and edited into a Blaxploited & Draculaic jumble (with other titles like 'Blood Couple'). The truth is that this movie is The Truth, an experimental art foray into matters of race, addiction, consumption, isolation, identity, sex and religion. And, yes, blood drinking.

The unreleased soundtrack is amazing in itself, and the musical offerings for the evening will be spooky Halloween sounds with heavy shakes of the eeriest funk we can find.

Come early for hot dogs and tunes starting at 7, movie follows around 8.

Free, donations appreciated. BYO or sample what's on-hand!

Sat Oct 14
Today’s Forecast record release with Horizontal Hold
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Today's Forecast made a record*! And they're going to throw a party to celebrate! Please join us on the evening of Saturday, October 14 for a cookout and the beauty and power of Horizontal Hold, followed by our playing all of the songs we know!

rough schedule:

Food/Hanging Out - 6:00pm
Horizontal Hold - 8:00pm
Today's Forecast - 9:00pm

*We're using record here to signify a recorded artifact of our songs, not the vinyl format, because we're low on funds and really, let's not drag this out any longer than we already have; this will be a download situation but our friend Chris at Plastic Flame Press is making some very cool DL cards for us.