Spooky Season Haunts the Philadelphia Film Center this October with a Delightfully Sinister Lineup!
The Lineup includes the return of HOCUS POCUS Quizzo, HALLOWEEN, FRIGHT NIGHT on 35MM, a Monster Mash Double Feature of DRACULA & FRANKENSTEIN!
We are excited to announce a slate of Halloween themed programming coming to the Philadelphia Film Center (1412 Chestnut Street) this October.
In past years PFS has taken October off from monthly programming to gear up for our annual Philadelphia Film Festival, but this year PFS is celebrating all things haunted and terrifying with a splattering of classic spooky films to keep you awake at night.
Tickets to individual screenings are currently available to purchase on Filmadelphia.org. Individual tickets can be purchased for all films at the price point of $14 ($9 for PFS Members). There is a bundle ticketing option available for those interested in attending DRACULA & FRANKENSTEIN, Monster Mash Double Feature is $21($16 for PFS Members).
Below you will find more information about the screenings.
THELMA & LOUISE
Ridley Scott | USA, UK, FRANCE | 1991 | 130 MIN | R
October 6 | 6:00 PM | Film Center | Part of the Film Essentials series
One of the greatest Ride or Die duos in history take to the road to escape their bland home lives and discover a vast American landscape filled with beauty and danger.
John Carpenter | USA | 1978 | 91 MIN | R
October 7 | 9:30 PM | Film Center | Part of After Hours series
The undisputed Queen and King of slasher filmdom meet for the very first time in John Carpenter’s spectacular descent into a monstrous night of tenacious terror.
Nicolas Roeg | UK, USA | 1990 | 91 MIN | PG
October 9 | 3:00 PM | Film Center | Part of the Family Matinees series
October 13 | 12:00 PM | Film Center | Sensory Friendly Screening
The mythical triumvirate of Henson, Huston, and Roeg conjure magic in this frighteningly fun Roald Dahl adaptation that pits a young boy and his grandmother against a convention of witches. Arrive early for family-friendly fun before the movie! Activities begin 1 hour before the screening.
Kenny Ortega | USA | 1993 | 96 MIN | PG
October 14 | Quizzo 7:00 PM /// Movie 7:30 PM | Film Center | Part of the Throwback series
The Sanderson Sisters may have set out to put a spell on the historical town of Salem and its unsuspecting trick or treaters, yet inadvertently conjured a devout adoration from generations of moviegoers with the sisters’ knack for wit and witchcraft.
FRIGHT NIGHT on 35MM
Tom Holland | USA | 1985 | 106 MIN | R
October 14 | 9:30 PM | Film Center | Part of the After Hours series
Believing his suave next door neighbor is a vampire, a horror film obsessed teenager enlists the aid of his “evil” buddy and a late night TV personality to thwart the undead in this endlessly entertaining 80s classic.
James Whale | USA | 1931 | 70 MIN
October 15 | 5:00 PM | Film Center | Part of the Film Essentials series
After being created from unearthed corpses by the mad Dr. Frankenstein, a tragic, misunderstood monster traverses the Bavarian Alps horrifying villagers in this frighteningly good monster flick.
Tod Browning | USA | 1931 | 75 MIN
October 15 | 7:30 PM | Film Center | Part of the Film Essentials series
The definitive cinematic Count of the Night, Bela Lugosi, chills and thrills as he travels from his creepy Transylvanian estate to the streets of London to satiate his very unique appetite.
Tickets on Sale Soon – Love Park, a Park Chan-wook retrospective
October 6 – 9 | Film Center
To celebrate the 2022 Cannes Best Director Park Chan-wook’s newest film, DECISION TO LEAVE, we revisit his unforgettable, game changing films. 2000’S JSA: JOINT SECURITY AREA and his VENGEANCE TRILOGY presented on 35MM, showcase the master of cinema already in control of his craft; blending beauty, brutality, and black humor in ways never before seen in film.
$14 | $9 for PFS Members
Monster Mash Double Feature
$21 | $16 for PFS Member
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