Phantom Power, a microbrewery and music venue, is Millersville’s newest addition. Sitting on the edge of Millersville University’s campus, the venue is the same building that Point of View Cinema used to occupy. The theater was a popular venue for foreign and independent films but closed sometime in 2013.
The building was then bought by Gregg Barley, a former booking agent at the Chameleon Club and Tellus360, and transformed into the beer and music hub it is today.
I went to one of their soft openings on February 27, where Canadian folk rock musician, Daniel Romano, headlined with Medusa’s Disco (a Lancaster-based heavy-progressive-funk rock band) and Sun Not Yellow (a Lancaster-based indie alt rock band).
I asked Gregg how he would describe the vibe at Phantom Power. “Spooky,” he replied with a laugh. With X-rays on the wall and eerie blue-purple lighting, I can see what he means, and I dig it.
Gregg hopes to add more X-rays to his collection (so be sure to send your crazy X-rays to him) and add some other elements to make the venue more distinctive.
The venue features a bar on both floors, one on the ground floor opposite the stage and one on the balcony. Parking is limited, so plan accordingly by buying a parking pass or parking nearby and walking.
Phantom Power’s grand opening is on Friday, March 6 and will feature the Heart Bones with Real Dominic and Nielsen Family Band. Gregg emphasizes he doesn’t want to just book bands at the venue but wants to host a variety of events and create an environment where everyone will feel welcome.
Upcoming Phantom Power Events:
February 28-29: The First Dance (Party) with DJ Chris Perry and DJ Salinger
March 5: Ville Vibes with DJ Edge
March 6: Grand Opening! Heart Bones with Real Dominic and Nielsen Family Band
March 11: Reality Something
March 21: Yam Yam
April 27: Peelander-Z
April 28: The Furious Bongos do Zappa