Want to watch Rocky within sight of the Art Museum steps? How about pretending that the Schuylkill is the Seine while watching Midnight in Paris? Whatever your fancy, it’s officially open season for free movies in some of the city’s great public spaces.
Thursdays are going present a lot of tough choices – between well-known films being shown on big screens at Drexel Park (all 1980s), along Schuylkill Banks (including Paine’s Park’s first movie), and at Penn’s Landing from June through August. Every other Friday in June and July, Moore College is presenting Film al Fresco in Aviator Park, a series of mostly Philadelphia-related filmmakers (plus food trucks). On Fridays Moonlight Movies also return to Mt. Airy outside Lovett Park. The Awesome Fest will share its fav 80s films at Liberty Lands and – drumroll – Eakins Oval. And that’s just for starters.
To help you all keep this straight, we give you the Public Space Movie Calendar 2013. As we learn of more, we’ll keep updating this guide. (Feel free to send other screenings our way.)