We are proud to sponsor a food drive benefiting Philabundance at the Philadelphia Film Center (1412 Chestnut Street) on Saturday, December 17 at 3:00 PM. Come see George Seaton’s beloved Christmas classic MIRACLE ON 34th STREET on the biggest screen in Center City and get into the charitable spirit of the season by donating a canned good or non-perishable food item in lieu of paid admission. Philabundance donation bins will also be in the lobby of the Philadelphia Film Center the week leading up to the Food Drive screening. Tickets for this event are free, though a donation of a non-perishable food item is suggested. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Philadelphia Film Center, PFS Bourse and PFS East will all be donation locations for Toys for Tots from December 8 – 15.
A Winter Coat Drive benefiting Broad Street Ministry and their Clothing Closet, will be taking place at the Philadelphia Film Center from December 9 – 11. Hats, gloves, and scarves are also welcome! Every coat donated earns one entry to win a FREE jacket of your choosing courtesy of The Recycled Planet Company! The raffle winner will be selected and notified via email on Monday, December 12th.
In addition, PFS is proud to partner with The Trevor Project during the limited series, Hogwarts Express, taking place December 26 through December 31 at the Film Center. HARRY POTTER actor Daniel Radcliffe is a longtime supporter of The Trevor Project whose mission is to provide lifesaving and life-affirming services to LGBTQ and trans youth.
Below you will find more information about the screenings taking place at the Film Center:
Limited Series: Winter Weekends – Take a break from the throngs of holiday shoppers, awkward family and office parties, or simply a chance to catch any one of these beloved perennial favorites on the big screen for the first or twentieth time.
- THE SHINING in 4K | December 9
- All work and no play makes Jack a very, very disturbed man with an ax to grind in Stanley Kubrick’s masterful achievement in horror filmmaking and infuriating the King.
- FROZEN | December 10
- The immediate international sensation finds Anna and the gang attempting to reach a snowed-in Elsa who has given up on the world after turning 21 and unable to just let it go.
- GREMLINS in 4K | December 10
- A young man ignores the three very important rules for his brand new and extremely cute gift that turns his town upside down in Joe Dante’s ground- breaking horror comedy.
- CAROL | December 10
- An instant classic to swoon and shed tears over, Todd Haynes magnificently captures the wonderful Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara navigating a taboo relationship of the time with delicate restraint, stunning gazes, and passion.
- RARE EXPORTS | December 10
- It is just the tip of the iceberg when a rein- deer graveyard is unearthed near a young Finnish boy’s home that will lead him on a horrific yuletide adventure to uncover the truth behind Santa Claus.
- THE POLAR EXPRESS in 4K | December 11
- On Christmas Eve, a boy who’s grown skeptical of the existence of Santa Claus awakens to find a mysterious train called the Polar Express parked outside his house.
- ELF in 4K | December 11
- This infectious holiday favorite stars Will Ferrell as one of Santa’s not-so-little helpers who reunites with his human family and takes NYC by storm.
- MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET – Food Drive benefiting Philabundance | December 17
- Much to the chagrin of his employer, the rosy cheeked and cherry nosed Kris Kringle proclaims to all that he is indeed Santa Claus in this perennial holiday classic from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Limited Series: Hogwarts Express – As the year of 2022 comes to an end and resolutions begin, enjoy one last hurrah with a film series that defined a generation of filmgoers and continues to enchant the young and old. Revisit the bustle of King’s Cross station, the icy windows aglow in Hogsmeade, the vast halls of the Ministry of Magic and more through the 7 year journey of an orphan, an intelligent and devoted young student, and Ron.
- THE SORCERER’S STONE in 4K | December 26
- THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS | December 26
- THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN | December 27 & December 28
- THE GOBLET OF FIRE | December 28
- THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX | December 29
- THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE | December 30
- THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1 | December 31
- THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 | December 31
The Philadelphia Film Society does not condone or align with J.K. Rowling’s politics or actions. We also do not choose to disregard the art itself and the connections these films have for so many youth and adults alike. We believe that the fans are the true owners of these stories now, and embrace the opportunity to bring people together around cherished memories.