SUMMER OF TRILOGIES
at the Philadelphia Film Center
Summertime in Philly can be brutal, but PFS’ Summer of Trilogies is here to help you beat the heat while experiencing some of cinema’s greatest trilogies of all time. Whether you check out an individual film or dive into our Saturday marathons, Summer of Trilogies will offer blockbuster hits and art house classics all summer long.
$13 | $9 for PFS Members
Summer Trilogies Bundles
Whether you go all in on our Saturday marathons or want to space out the trilogy during the week, our bundles offer a chance to build your own custom screening schedule.
$27 | $23 for PFS Members
It’s A MAD MAX World Four Film Bundle
$36 | $32 for PFS Members
Summer Trilogies bundles exclude the STAR WARS trilogy which has individual tickets only.
HAIL TO THE KING, RAIMI!
SAM RAIMI | USA | 1981 | 85 MIN | NC-17
July 6 | 7:00 PM /// July 9 | 3:00 PM
Some light reading from the Book of the Dead proves to be too much for five college students vacationing in an isolated cabin one fateful night.
SAM RAIMI | USA | 1987 | 84 MIN | R
July 7 | 7:00 PM /// July 9 | 5:00 PM
Is it a sequel? A reboot? Who cares! Ash, and his legendary chin, (re)visit the cabin in the woods for a romantic getaway with his girlfriend, but an evil force plans to make it a ménage à trois.
SAM RAIMI | USA | 1992 | 81 MIN | R
July 8 | 7:30 PM /// July 9 | 8:00 PM
Sam Raimi goes for broke with his mashup of slapstick and horror when Ash gets medieval on himself to save the world in this time traveling conclusion to the series.
A TALE OF TWO DROIDS
GEORGE LUCAS | USA | 1977 | 121 MIN | PG
July 13 | 7:30 PM /// July 16 | 12:00 PM
A whiny farm boy joins a crazy old wizard, shooting first hunk, bipedal dog, and two sassy droids on a galactic adventure to save a badass princess from the clutches of a man with anger issues.
IRVIN KERSHNER | USA | 1980 | 124 MIN | PG
July 14 | 7:30 PM /// July 16 | 2:30 PM
Nearly being defeated on the ice planet Hoth, the slightly less whiny farm boy is trained by a wizard puppet in a swamp while his friends chill with the most interesting man in the universe.
RICHARD MARQUAND | USA | 1983 | 131 MIN | PG
July 15 | 7:00 PM /// July 16 | 5:00 PM
The Empire confronts their greatest enemy yet: teddy bears.
F. GARY GRAY | USA | 1995 | 91 MIN | R
July 15 | 9:45 PM
With no job and no milk for his cereal, Craig spends a Friday collecting money for his hyperactive buddy Smokey’s debt to a local dealer. That is, until Smokey’s weed kicks in.
STEVE CARR | USA | 2000 | 98 MIN | R
August 26 | 9:30 PM
A past grudge forces Craig to relocate to his lottery-winning cousin’s big home in the suburbs only to quickly learn that a change of scenery doesn’t always change the trouble one gets into.
MARCUS RABOY | USA | 2002 | 95 MIN | R
September 1 | 9:30 PM
With mama slapping BBQ and ho ho hos, the third installment finds Craig and Day-Day facing eviction after being robbed by Santa Claus on the eve of their first day as security guards.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO APU
SATYAJIT RAY | INDIA | 1955 | 125 MIN
July 17 | 5:00 PM
The soul-stirring, emotional tale finds the young Apu and his Bengali family struggling to survive as they experience the joys and sorrows of life.
SATYAJIT RAY | INDIA | 1956 | 110 MIN
July 24 | 3:00 PM
Leaving rural Bengal behind for the city of Varanasi with his family, Apu must decide between fulfilling his family’s expectations and his dream of achieving an education.
SATYAJIT RAY | INDIA | 1959 | 105 MIN
July 24 | 6:00 PM
Now an adult, Apu seeks to travel the world and document his life in a novel, but a surprising wedding announcement changes his life forever.
RICHARD LINKLATER | USA, AUSTRIA | 1995 | 101 MIN | R
July 20 | 7:30 PM /// July 23 | 3:00 PM
The lives of down-on-his-luck Jesse and Parisian student Céline, are changed forever when a casual glance leads to a romantic stroll through the picturesque streets of Vienna.
RICHARD LINKLATER | USA, FRANCE | 2004 | 80 MIN | R
July 21 | 6:00 PM /// July 23 | 5:30 PM
One of the greatest, and unexpected, second films in history, finds Jesse and Céline reunited in the City of Light with temptations and revelations while an impending flight home threatens their short reunion.
RICHARD LINKLATER | USA, GREECE | 2013 | 109 MIN | R
July 22 | 7:30 PM /// July 23 | 8:00 PM
They may not be walking far, but Jesse and Céline have miles to go before they sleep when a romantic night in a Greek hotel stirs passion and pain for the two.
BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER
STEPHEN HEREK | USA | 1989 | 90 MIN | PG
July 27 | 7:30 PM /// July 30 | 3:00 PM
Two knuckleheads’ hopeless effort to write a history report takes a most serious turn when they learn that a future utopia depends on them passing.
PETER HEWITT | USA | 1991 | 93 MIN | PG
July 28 | 7:30 PM /// July 30 | 5:00 PM
With nods to THE TERMINATOR and THE SEVENTH SEAL, Bill & Ted must outsmart Death and face their biggest adversaries yet: themselves.
DEAN PARISOT | USA | 2020 | 91 MIN | PG-13
July 29 | 7:30 PM /// July 30 | 8:00 PM
Stuck in middle aged ennui, Bill & Ted have yet to write the song that will create a utopia and it’s up to their future daughters, Billie and Thea, to write the prophetic anthem.
ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, BERGMAN
INGMAR BERGMAN | SWEDEN | 1961 | 90 MIN
July 31 | 3:00 PM
After being released from an asylum, a young woman on a family vacation to a secluded island begins to experience delusions of God that her father wishes to exploit.
INGMAR BERGMAN | SWEDEN | 1963 | 81 MIN
July 31 | 5:30 PM /// August 7 | 3:00 PM
The riveting Gunnar Björnstrand plays a pastor of a small rural church in Sweden seeking answers to why the people of earth’s suffering and destruction falls on deaf ears.
INGMAR BERGMAN | SWEDEN | 1963 | 96 MIN | R
August 7 | 5:30 PM
Tension builds as two very different sisters travel across an unknown land on the brink of war confronting their mortality and a woman’s purpose in a chaotic world.
I'M WALKIN' HERE: EXTENDED EDITION
PETER JACKON | NEW ZEALAND, USA | 2001 | 238 MIN | PG-13
August 3 | 6:30 PM /// August 6 | 10:00 AM
Accompanied by a diverse crew of heroes, Frodo and his loyal hobbit friends venture into the unknown as they trek across Middle Earth on a mission to destroy the one ring to rule them all.
PETER JACKON | NEW ZEALAND, USA | 2002 | 235 MIN | PG-13
August 4 | 6:30 PM /// August 6 | 3:00 PM
The kingdom of Rohan and a fractured fellowship is threatened by Saruman’s invading orc army while Frodo travels with a most peculiar creature that has only one thing on his mind.
PETER JACKON | NEW ZEALAND, USA | 2003 | 263 MIN | PG-13
August 5 | 6:30 PM /// August 6 | 8:00 PM
The grand finale hosts an epic showdown at Minas Tirth as Frodo makes his final climb up Mount Doom, Aragon struggles with his royal destiny, and all are given a dozen endings.
THE WRIGHT STUFF
EDGAR WRIGHT | UK, FRANCE, USA | 2004 | 99 MIN | R
August 10 | 7:30 PM /// August 13 | 3:00 PM
Two blokes slowly discover that a zombie apocalypse has occurred and attempt to reach the only place they feel safe: The Winchester Pub.
EDGAR WRIGHT | UK, FRANCE | 2007 | 121 MIN
August 11 | 7:30 PM /// August 13 | 6:00 PM
A bitter cop is relocated to the sleepy rural village of Sandford and pleasantly finds a mysterious trail of increasingly gruesome murders disrupting the mudanity.
EDGAR WRIGHT | UK, USA, JAPAN | 2013 | 109 MIN | R
August 12 | 7:00 PM /// August 13 | 9:00 PM
Five childhood friends reunite to complete a failed bar crawl from their youth, but quickly realize that Simon Pegg’s fashion sense isn’t the only thing that’s alien.
THEY BELONG IN A MUSEUM
STEVEN SPIELBERG | USA | 1981 | 115 MIN | PG
August 17 | 7:30 PM /// August 20 | 12:00 PM
Indiana Jones reunites with an old flame to uncover the mysterious and powerful Ark of the Covenant before it falls into the Nazis’ grip.
STEVEN SPIELBERG | USA | 1984 | 118 MIN | PG
August 18 | 7:30 PM /// August 20 | 2:30 PM
Inspiring the creation of the PG-13 rating, this prequel finds a more rough around the edges Indy working with a nightclub singer and orphan to save a village’s children from a cult.
STEVEN SPIELBERG | USA | 1989 | 127 MIN | PG-13
August 19 | 7:00 PM /// August 20 | 5:00 PM
How do you one up the greatest adventure films in history? Make sure you have your tickets and add River Phoenix jumping trains, an ornery Sean Connery, and the ultimate relic in the Holy Grail.
VIVE LA FRANCE
KRZYSZTOF KIEŚLOWSKI | FRANCE, POLAND, SWITZERLAND | 1993 | 94 MIN | R
August 21 | 5:00 PM
A grieving Juliette Binoche finds that life does not end when tragedy strikes as she struggles to not simply disappear in this emotional tour-de-force.
KRZYSZTOF KIEŚLOWSKI | SWITZERLAND, FRANCE, POLAND | 1994 | 92 MIN | R
August 28 | 3:00 PM
A Polish barber attempts to rebuild his life on the unforgiving streets of Paris after a humiliating divorce leaves him nothing, but the clothes on his back.
KRZYSZTOF KIEŚLOWSKI | SWITZERLAND, FRANCE, POLAND | 1994 | 99 MIN | R
August 28 | 5:30 PM
Listening in on unsuspecting neighbors’ phone calls becomes a questionable past-time for a Swiss model and retired judge in Kieślowski’s last film of a career filled with masterpieces.
IT'S A MAD MAX WORLD
GEORGE MILLER | AUSTRALIA | 1979 | 93 MIN | R
August 24 | 7:30 PM /// August 27 | 1:00 PM
A disillusioned ace cop speeds across the wasteland of a post-apocalyptic Australia thwarting berserk biker gangs until a tragic encounter leaves him solely fueled by revenge.
GEORGE MILLER | AUSTRALIA | 1981 | 96 MIN | R
August 25 | 9:15 PM /// August 27 | 3:30 PM
The raging Max gets in touch with his softer side when he agrees to aid a ramshackle village of settlers desperate for protection from the wasteland’s most notorious marauders.
GEORGE MILLER, GEORGE OGILVIE | AUSTRALIA | 1985 | 107 MIN | PG-13
August 26 | 7:00 PM /// August 27 | 6:00 PM
Stripped of his car and equipment, Max finds that the merciless Aunt Entity (Tina Turner) is simply the best at making his life hell when she vies to take over the coveted Bartertown.
GEORGE MILLER, GEORGE OGILVIE | AUSTRALIA | 1985 | 107 MIN | PG-13
August 27 | 9:00 PM
Rarely seen theatrically and Miller’s preferred version, the Black & Chrome edition strips the action masterpiece of its classic orange hue to create a dramatic and breathtaking thrill ride like no other.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND
CHAD STAHELSKI | USA, UK, CHINA | 2014 | 101 MIN | R
August 31 | 7:30 PM /// September 3 | 12:00 PM
A retired elite assassin sets out on a path of mind-melting vengeance after a cocky mobster takes the one true thing he loves: his puppy.
CHAD STAHELSKI | USA, ITALY, HONG KONG, CANADA | 2017 | 122 MIN | R
September 1 | 7:00 PM /// September 3 | 3:00 PM
No longer seeing red, Wick finally settles into retirement until an old debt sends him around the world and deeper into the mysterious web of assassin society, The Continental.
CHAD STAHELSKI | USA | 2019 | 131 MIN | R
September 2 | 7:30 PM /// September 3 | 6:00 PM
Now the target of every lowlife, wannabe, and elite bounty hunter in the world, Wick must escape the streets of New York by foot or horse.