NORMAN JEWISON | USA | 1987 | 102 MIN | PG | ENGLISH
A few grey strands and oversized 80s coats can’t even hold back the Goddess of Pop herself in Norman Jewison’s reigning cinematic comfort food for all palates, Moonstruck. Bursting with romance, melodrama, and a missing hand, Moonstruck captures the magical, steaming-pothole spirit of New York City during the holidays in a way that only a few films have managed. After accepting a bumbled proposal from her nervous beau Johnny (Danny Aiello), Loretta (Cher) is determined to end a streak of bad luck that ended her last marriage in death. She accepts not only to marry the dweeb, but also to take charge of reconciling Johnny’s relationship with his estranged brother, Ronny. Easier said than done when she discovers, in the basement of her neighborhood bakery, that Johnny’s brother is hot-headed, coal-shoveling, aria-loving, crazy-eyed Nicolas Cage. Under the glow of an absurdly large full moon, the two get lost in a passionate tango of words (among other things) and must determine, before Johnny’s inevitable discovery, if it’s the real deal or if they simply have been…moonstruck.
Cast: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello
The Philadelphia Film Society presents Throwback Thursday Quizzo & Movie!
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 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!
A Note on Health & Safety
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Acceptable forms of proof of vaccination include your CDC record/card or a picture of the vaccination card along with photo I.D.
Masks are required at all times except when eating or drinking in the theater. Children under the age of 12 are currently exempt from this requirement.
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