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This Week in Philly: The Sixth Sense, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Absolute Beginners on 35MM and more!

This Week in Philly: The Sixth Sense, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Absolute Beginners on 35MM 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 July 29th

  • Phoenix, Oregon (dir. Gary Lundgren, 2019) w/filmmaker Q&A, 7:30PM at PhilaMOCA. James Le Gros stars in this bleak comedy about keeping going. This will be the Philadelphia premiere of the movie and includes a Q&A with Phoenix, Oregon's writer/director and producers. Get your tickets here.

Tuesday July 30th

  • The Sixth Sense (dir. M. Night Shyamalan, 1999) 20th Anniversary Screening with M. Night Shyamalan, 7PM at the Philadelphia Film Center. The first big horror hit from Philly's favorite son, The Sixth Sense holds up as a frightening movie that stands on its own, even if somebody blew the twist for you in 1999. After the screening, Shyamalan will have a conversation with Philadelphia Film Society's executive director. Get your tickets here.

  • The Birds (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1963), 6:30PM at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Shown in conduction with a Cinema Classics Seminar. It's The Birds. Great movie. Get your tickets here.

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (dir. Howard Hawks, 1953), 7:30PM at Ritz Five. Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe kill it in Howard Hawks' classic musical. Introduced by our Gary M. Kramer! Get your tickets here.




Wednesday July 31st

  • Jaws (dir. Steven Spielberg, 1975), 7PM at the Philadelphia Film Center. You all know this movie. Know how it created the modern blockbuster. The Philadelphia Film Society will show this movie to you, but it ain't gonna be easy. Unless you have $9 and two hours free on Wednesday. Then you can walk right in and see Jaws on 35mm, with 30 minutes of live music pre-screening. Get your tickets here.

  • Rebel Without A Cause (dir. Nicholas Ray, 1955), 6:30PM at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Shown in conduction with a Cinema Classics Seminar.. Get your tickets here.

  • The Apartment (dir. Billy Wilder, 1960), 7:30PM at the Princeton Garden Theatre. Get your tickets here.

  • Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion (dir. David Mirkin, 1997) 8:30 PM Haas Biergarten at La Peg, Hosted by FringeArts and PFS Young Friends Free event! Details here.

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Thursday August 1

  • The 8th Annual BlackStar Film Festival, various films through Sunday 8/4 at the Lightbox Film Center. Thirteen movies and almost as many short film packages make up the BlackStar Film Festival. Filmmakers are on hand, conversations are being held and exciting movies are premiering in our city. We encourage you to check out the information here.

  • Absolute Beginners (dir. Julien Temple, 1986), 7PM at the Brywn Mawr Film Institute. 35MM,. Taking place in mid-century London and featuring appearances by David Bowie and Sade... I don't need to say much else, do I? Bowie and Sade. Get your tickets here.

  • Nashville (dir. Robert Altman, 1975), 7:30PM at the Princeton Garden Theatre. You know who made perfect movies? Robert Altman. Controversial opinion, I know. Get your tickets here.

Friday August 2

  • Twister (dir. Jan De Bont, 1996) and Earthquake (dir. Mark Robson, 1974) - Mahoning Drive In Theater. Details here.

Saturday August 3

  • Grease (dir. Randal Keiser, 1978), 1PM at the Brywn Mawr Film Institute. This right here is a singalong screening, and if you show up in costume, you get a free small popcorn. Get that pompadour up high, and get your tickets here.

  • Friday the 13th (dir. Marcus Nispel, 2009) Chill and Kill Horror Night, 7PM at Century, hosted by our own Tori Potenza! Details here.

  • Twister (dir. Jan De Bont, 1996) and Earthquake (dir. Mark Robson, 1974) - Mahoning Drive In Theater. Details here.







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