Tonight, Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing hosts a free outdoor screening of Home. (Photo courtesy Delaware River Waterfront Corporation)
Update: Tonight’s screening of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure at Paine’s Park has been postponed until September 3.
Happy Thursday, Philly! As the work week closes out, fun events fill all parts of the city.
The BlackStar Film Festival kicks off tonight with screenings of independent black cinema, panels and parties throughout the city.
Tonight, free movie screenings occur at Paine’s Park (a screening of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure) and Penn’s Landing (a screening of Home).
Fingers crossed the rain holds off, but if not, be sure to check the social media pages of any outdoor events on tap for the evening.
Our top picks for tonight, below.
• Free Screening of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure at Paine’s Park
Update: Tonight’s screening at Paine’s Park has been postponed until September 3. Tonight, the folks at the Schuylkill Banks are taking their outdoor movie screenings to Paine’s Park, the skatepark off of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, for a one-night-only event. Watch a free screening of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, a classic ’80s movie about two teenagers who embark on a time-travel adventure. The film will start at 8:15 p.m.
When: Thursday, July 30, 8:15 p.m.
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
• Free Screening of Home at Penn’s Landing
Catch a free screening of Home, a family-friendly animated film about an alien invasion, at Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. Tonight’s movie will start at 8:30 p.m. and is completely free.
When: Thursday, July 30, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
• BlackStar Film Festival
Tonight, the BlackStar Film Festival kicks off its four-day celebration of independent black cinema. The festival largely takes place at International House in University City, but additional events will occur across the city, too. Click here for tonight’s full festival schedule.
When: Thursday, July 7
Where: Various Locations
Cost: $150 festival pass, $12 single tickets (additional discounts for seniors and students)
• Shakespeare in Clark Park
Update: Tonight’s show will take place indoors at the Mandell Theater. The talented team behind Shakespeare in Clark Park brings its rendition of the multifaceted Shakespearean comedy The Winter’s Tale to the natural amphitheater at Clark Park for night two. This year’s production brings The Bard’s tragic romantic comedy — yes, all three — to life with a talented cast of actors and assistance from a children’s chorus made up of 25 Philadelphia-area children ages 5 to 13. Be sure to pack a picnic and blanket.
When: Thursday, July 30, 7 p.m.
Clark Park, 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue Mandell Theater, 3141 Chestnut Street
• The Oval
Tonight, The Oval hosts a special art-making workshop with Mural Arts. From 6 to 8 p.m., enjoy crafts with the art organization. From 7 to 9 p.m., The Oval will host Ron Gallo for a live folk performance. Beyond the special programming, guests can head to The Oval for the beer garden, food trucks, games and more.
When: Thursday, July 30
Where: The Oval, 2601 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
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