Malvoye The Mentalist

Dates and Times:
Monday, August 30th, 2010, 9 PM – 2 AM
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010, 9 PM – 2 AM
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010, 9 PM – 2 AM
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010, 9 PM – 2 AM
Friday, September 3rd, 2010, 9 PM – 2 AM
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Malvoye the Mentalist
Malvoye the Mentalist
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Malvoye the Mentalist: A fully automated antique fortune telling booth, bestows versions and visions of the future. Nightly, Malvoye's powers of mentalism are summoned to give YOU your very own unique and astonishingly accurate fortune. 

Malvoye knows all, Malvoye sees all. 

Seeking love, wealth or the answer to that burning question deep inside you? Each and every reading gives YOU the chance to ask Malvoye your most burning questions. So, come one, come all—put Malvoye to the test! Malvoye's beautiful assistants will instruct you on the proper use of the machine. BUT DO BEWARE, as true fortunes convey more than mere pacifying happiness and positivity. 

Now heard in fully restored Vita-phonic sound! 

A truly unique experience for the citizens of the playa, this Deco 1930's booth was only just recently restored after nearly being lost to time and the elements. The booth, reportedly once part of a now long defunct traveling sideshow, was famous for its uncanny accuracy and genuine powers. In its day, it was said to be the creation of Edgar Cayce (the "Sleeping Prophet") who was somehow able to imbue his power into the booth. It is also said to be the true inspiration for the Tom Hanks's film Big. It is believed to be one of only five Malvoye booths made and the only one known to have survived. It has been painstakingly rewired and restored by a group of burners in the Philadelphia area who happened upon the booth at a local auction and flea market.

***The booth will only be powered and functioning during the times listed though other random nightly hours will be added, especially around the nights of the burns. PLEASE DO NOT attempt to use the booth during other times as you could easily damage it, respect the set boundaries and do not touch the booth.