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This Week in Philly: Scorsese, House of Wax 3D, Freddy Fest, Some Like It Hot, Secret Cinema, and more!

This Week in Philly: Scorsese, House of Wax 3D, Freddy Fest, Some Like It Hot, Secret Cinema, and more!

Every Week, Philly has tons of film events to offer! We’re featuring as many as we can each Monday! Got an upcoming film event in the Philadelphia area? Submit it here to be featured!

Monday October 7th

  • PFF28 Programmers Panel 6:30PM at the Film Center. Get all the details on the Philly Film Festival lineup from the programmers, and a secret screening follows! Event is free, but ticket required.

  • Mean Streets (dir. Martin Scorsese, 1973) 7:15PM at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Tickets to the film here.

  • Photograph (dir. Ritesh Batra, 2019) 7:30PM at the Ambler Theater.

  • House of Wax (dir. Andre de Toth, 1953) Presented in 3D! 7:30PM at the County Theater.

Tuesday October 8th

  • Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (dir. Robert Aldrich, 1969) 7:30PM at the Ritz Five, part of the Film Essentials series. Introduced by Heidi Salman of WHYY.

  • PFF28 Pregame: 5-7PM at the Fountain Porter. Come enjoy happy hour, find out more about this year’s Philadelphia Film Festival, and win tickets, badges, and more! Facebook event page.

Wednesday October 9th

  • La Région Centrale (dir. Michael Snow, 1971) 7:30PM at the Lightbox Film Center. Free event!

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Thursday October 10th

  • Some Like it Hot (dir. Billy Wilder, 1959) 7:15PM at Bryn Mawr Film Institute . Nobody’s perfect, but this film is!

  • The Cremator (dir. Juraj Herz, 1969) 7PM at the Lightbox Film Center.

  • Local Haunts: Locally Made Horror Shorts, 7:30pm at the Ambler Theater.

  • Best in Show (dir. Christopher Guest, 2000) 7:30 at the County Theater.

  • Broken on All Sides (dir. Matt Pillischer, 2019) 6:30 at the Hiway Theater. Followed by a Q&A with the local filmmaker.

  • It’s a Wonderful Lifestyle: A Valentine to the 1970s, 8PM at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street) This hodgepodge of historic kitsch aims to restore the glittery glory of the original Decade of Bad Taste, via an assemblage of rare short films including forgotten school films, television shows, commercials, and trailers. Projected on 16MM film.

Friday October 11th

Friday October 11th and Saturday October 12th

  • Freddy Fest! The first six Nightmare on Elm Street films shown on 35MM at the Mahoning Drive-In Theater. Details here.

Saturday October 12th

Best Horror Movies of the Decade: Resolution finds mystery in the search for an ending

Best Horror Movies of the Decade: Resolution finds mystery in the search for an ending

The Day Shall Come is sharp satire but misses its mark

The Day Shall Come is sharp satire but misses its mark