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This Week in Philly: Strangers on a Train, Apocalypse Now, Joe Bob Briggs Live, Masters of Horror Marathon, and more!

This Week in Philly: Strangers on a Train, Apocalypse Now, Joe Bob Briggs Live, Masters of Horror Marathon, 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!

Tuesday October 1st

  • Strangers on a Train (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1951) 7:30PM at the Ritz Five, part of the Film Essentials series. Introduced by our own Gary M. Kramer!

  • We Tell: 50 Years of Participatory Community Media - Scribe Video Center presents this traveling program. 6:30PM at the Lightbox Film Center.

Wednesday October 2nd

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Thursday October 3rd

  • The Philadelphia Story (dir. George Cukor, 1940) 7PM at Bryn Mawr Film Institute with a Q&A and book signing after.

  • Hocus Pocus (dir. Kenny Ortega, 1993) 7:30 PM at the Film Center.

  • Rashomon (dir. Akira Kurosawa, 1950) 7:30pm at the Ambler Theater.

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (dir. John Robertson, 1920) 7:30 at the County Theater. Live score provided by Not So Silent Cinema.

Friday October 4th

  • Joe Bob Briggs presents “How Rednecks Saved Hollywood” Live 8PM at the Colonial Theatre.

  • Arsenic and Old Lace (dir. Frank Capra, 1944) Free outdoor event (Suggested $5 donation). 7PM at the Woodlands. Presented by Lightbox Film Center. Facebook event page.

  • Via Lux Film Festival - showcasing young filmmakers from around Philadelphia. 5:30PM at the Film Center.

Friday October 4th and Saturday October 5th

  • E.T. & Mac and Me at the Mahoning Drive-In Theater. Details here.

Saturday October 6th

  • Army of Lovers in the Holy Land (dir. Asaf Galay, 2018) 7PM at the Lightbox. Tickets.

Sunday October 6th

  • The Man Who Laughs (dir. Paul Leni, 1928) newly remastered with a new score! 1:30PM at the Colonial Theatre.

  • Exhumed Films Presents: The Masters of Horror Marathon: Doors at 11 AM, show from 12pm to 10pm at the Lightbox Film Center. Five horror classics, all presented in 35MM:

    • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (dir. Tobe Hooper, 1974)

    • It’s Alive (dir. Larry Cohen, 1974)

    • The Brood (dir. David Cronenberg, 1979)

    • The Thing (dir. John Carpenter, 1982)

    • Hellraiser (dir. Clive Barker, 1987)

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Philly Asian American Film Fest needs Volunteers!

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