PFS Year-Round Programming
Extending the festival experience year-round, our curated programming brings must-see titles and retro favorites to the PFS Roxy and Philadelphia Film Center. To elevate the audience experience, many screenings feature discussions, special guests, and interactive activities like quizzo. There is something for every movie lover!
Once a month, PFS invites viewers to revisit some of the most beloved, acclaimed, and memorable cinematic masterworks of yesteryear with our Classics series.
With Film Essentials at the Philadelphia Film Center, PFS is giving audiences the chance to experience some of cinema’s greatest treasures as they were meant to be seen: in vivid 35mm and on the biggest screen in Center City!
STEVEN SPIELBERG | USA | 1975 | 124 MIN | 35MM
July 31 | 7:00 PM | Philadelphia Film Center (1412 Chestnut Street)
The original summer blockbuster, this masterful thriller follows the three salty men with an inadequate boat who must defeat the great white behemoth terrorizing a small New England town.
Passport to World Cinema brings a handpicked selection of the best international titles from around the globe to the PFS Roxy Theater for their first and often only opportunity to be seen on the big screen in Philadelphia. To enhance the viewing experience, in-depth discussions led by distinguished film critics and scholars follow the film screenings.
Tickets are FREE thanks to our free ticketing program PFS On Us is, though donations to Philadelphia Film Society are welcome.
I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS
RADU JUDE | ROMANIA | 2018 | 140 MIN | NR | ROMANIAN W/ ENGLISH SUBS
August 6 | 7:00 PM | PFS Roxy Theater
In this award winning black comedy, a determined artist sets out to reenact a horrific event in Romania’s history, much to the dismay of her funders, actors, and everyone else.
See the series full line up here!
Celebrate our talented local filmmakers each month during the Philly Film Showcase. PFS turns the Philadelphia Film Center Black Box into a venue for up-and-coming filmmakers of all ages, level, and backgrounds. Each Showcase is followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and talent to elicit feedback from the audience.
Tickets are FREE thanks to our free ticketing program PFS On Us, though donations to Philadelphia Film Society are welcome.
Upcoming Showcase: Thursday, August 8 | 7:30 PM | PFS Roxy
See the short films that will screen in Showcase here!
Do you like trivia, nostalgia films, and drinks? Then get your friends together to form an awesome Quizzo team (witty squad name required) 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 Philadelphia Film Center Black Box for a screening of a crowd-pleasing modern classic preceded by a few rounds Quizzo where all questions are about or inspired by that night’s movie. During the film, we will tally up the scores and reveal the winning team as the credits roll. The first-place team and runners-up will win prizes and bragging rights!
THE BEST MAN
MALCOLM D. LEE | USA | 1999 | 120 MIN
July 18 | 7:30 PM | Philadelphia Film Center Black Box
A hotshot young writer reunites with his college buddies at a friend’s’ wedding, but some of the details in his salacious, autobiographical new book threaten to put a damper on the party.
See the series full line up here!
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