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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (4/25, doors 7:30pm) at Windsor Castle

Allegany Allied Arts will present this 1994 Australian comedy-drama film written and directed by Stephan Elliott. The plot follows the journey of two drag queens and a transsexual woman, played by Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, and Terence Stamp, across the Australian Outback from Sydney to Alice Springs in a tour bus that they have named “Priscilla”.

Full audience participation is encouraged. Hosted by our own Miss Iva Phetish. A costume contest will be held before the show. $8 general admission. $140 Premium Tables (for 6). Premium tables include 6 admission tickets, 6 t-shirts, and six “survival kit” grab bags, plus one large group party toy.

104 minutes, rated R, under 17 not admitted without parent or legal guardian. Doors open 7:30pm, costume contest 9:30pm, feature presentation 10:00pm.


Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) 2015 Rules and Submission Form

Cancellation of The Wayward Girls Burlesque Events scheduled for 4/24/15

We regret to announce the cancellation of The Wayward Girls Burlesque Workshop and The Wayward Girls Burlesque Performance. We hope to be able to reschedule these events at a different venue in the future.

Hairspray Sing-A-Long 4/25 (2pm doors) at Windsor Caste

Come sing along with your favorite John Waters musical as pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

There will be a costume contest before the show, so doll yourself up and put on your best outfit. Patricia Golden from Industrial Ballroom ( will lead a participatory dance demo before the feature presentation.

117 minutes. Rated PG. Parental guidance suggested for children under 17. General Admission $8. Premium Table (for 6) $120. No alcohol will be served at this event. Doors open 2pm, feature presentation 3pm.

Allegany Allied Arts announces Meet and Greet / Volunteer Recruiting Events

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., is pleased to announce three upcoming Meet & Greet / Volunteer Recruiting events, scheduled for Saturday, January 31 (1-4pm), Saturday, February 28 (1-4pm), and Saturday, March 21 (1-4pm). Stop by and meet the people from Allegany Allied Arts. We’ll be recruiting volunteers for the Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) and other cinema events, dancers and variety performers for Folies d’Arts: The Queen City Cabaret, as well as technical and administrative volunteers. Whether you’d like to become a screener for the film festival, event staff or tech crew, or assist us with program development and community outreach — stop by and meet us and get involved!

These events will be held at the Queen City Creamery, 108 E Harrison Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502.

January 31:
February 28:
March 21:

The following is a partial list of positions we are recruiting for:

     Grant Researcher/Grant Writer
     Web Site Administrator
     Volunteer Coordinator
     Hospitality Coordinator
     Community Outreach Coordinator
     Street Team
Event Staff & Tech Crew
     Technical Lead
     Lighting Operator
     AV Tech/Projectionist
     Stage Crew
     Audio Producer
     Video Producer


     Variety Performers

Headquartered in Cumberland, Maryland, Allegany Allied Arts is dedicated to staging and supporting arts-related events and productions. Visit us on Facebook at or contact

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QCFF 2014 was held October 2-5, 2014, at the Allegany Museum in Cumberland, Maryland. Of 1,747 submissions received, 61 were selected and screened. Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., is pleased to announce the following awards:

Cult Short: Monsura Is Waiting
Cult Feature: M Cream
LGBT Short: Electric Indigo
LGBT Feature: Ladybeard
Horror Short: O Jantar
Horror Feature: Phobia
Music Short (TIE): 1776 and Serpent Street
Music Featre: Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women In Jazz
Documentary Short: Straight Up: Tennessee Whiskey
Documentary Feature: Last Stop, Flamingo
Foreign Language Short: A Bhadralok’s Adventure
Foreign Language Feature: Parallel Maze
Appalachian: Richlands
Kids Short: Sophie’s Fortune
Kids Feature: Hydro
Audience Award Short: Start A Revolution
Audience Award Feature: LowerTown Paducah
Most Artistic Completion of the Submission Form: Past Their Prime
We would like to thank everyone who attended, especially our guest filmmakers who came to present their work. We expect to announce confirmed dates for QCFF 2015 shortly, along with a revised submission and announcement schedule for 2015.


Moving to Windsor Castle Events Centre for 2014, Allegany Allied Arts is pleased to present the cult favorite “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975) with full audience participation encouraged. Hosted by our own Miss Iva Phetish with special guest Scarlet Highman.

Saturday, October 25, 2014. Windsor Castle Events Centre. 210 S Centre St, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. Doors open 7:30pm, “Virgin Games” pre-show and costume contest at 9:30pm. Feature presentation 10pm.

100 minutes. Rated R. Under 17 not admitted without parent or guardian. Beer and wine will be available for sale to those 21 and over. No Silly String. No Super Soakers. Approved props only. General Admission $8. A limited number of “Survival Kit” grab bags will be available for $5 each.

Folies d’Arts: The Queen City Cabaret event poster

Rocky Horror Picture Show event poster