EMILE ARDOLINO | USA | 1992 | 100 MIN
What’s black, white, and chock-full of devotional reinterpretations of girl group favorites? Sister Act of course! Deloris Van-Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) is a Reno lounge singer who’s forced to enter a convent after witnessing a mob hit. Though initially nun too happy at run-down St. Katherine’s Parish, Deloris soon finds her true calling with the convent’s choir, crafting zippy new arrangements and energizing her fellow sisters with the power of sweet, sweet music. Before you can say “uplifting musical montage,” the rejuvenated choir is filling the pews and attracting attention from parties both positive (Pope John Paul II) and negative (her murderous ex-boyfriend). Full of hysterical one-liners and rousing music, this habit-forming classic also features a delightful turn from national treasure Kathy Najimy and a master class in lip pursing from Dame Maggie Smith.
The Philadelphia Film Society presents Throwback Thursday Quizzo & Movie!
Do you like trivia, nostalgia films, and drinks? Then get your friends together, grab your favorite bottle or brews, and put your film and pop culture knowledge to the test at PFS’ monthly Quizzo & Movie!
Every First Thursday of the month, come out to the Roxy Theater for a screening of a crowd-pleasing modern classic preceded by a few rounds of Quizzo where all questions are about or inspired by that night’s movie. Questions will be asked before the movie; whoever gets the answer first gets a prize on the spot!
Normal Wednesday BYO rules will be in effect for Throwback Thursday & Quizzo:
Acceptable forms of BYO are 6-pack of beer and/or 750ml bottles of wine only; no liquor or open containers are permitted. Limit of one (1) 750ml bottle of wine OR one (1) six-pack of beer per two patrons. All BYO Night patrons are subject to lawful ID checks and bag checks at the manager’s discretion.