August 29, 2012
Secret Cinema Presents A Death Row-Themed Movie Screening Inside Eastern State Penitentiary, Friday, September 7
What’s more 3-D than 3-D? How about watching a movie based on the true story of a wrongly convicted death row inmate while surrounded by the steel bars of a prison?
That is exactly what is going to happen when the Secret Cinema brings its 16 mm projector inside the walls of the Eastern State Penitentiary on September 7.
For its 13th screening at the Eastern State Penitentiary, the Secret Cinema selected the 1937 drama “We Who Are About to Die,” based on the true account of John Lamson, who spent 13 months at San Quentin awaiting execution before the U.S. Supreme Court reversed his conviction.
The show starts at 8 p.m., but the doors to the historic prison will open at 7 p.m. allowing visitors to check out the many museum exhibits, including 17 stained glass windows in Judith Schaecher’s The Battle of Carnival and Lent. As with all Secret Cinema screenings, short subject films will follow.
The Secret Cinema Presents “We Who Are About to Die”
Where: Eastern State Penitentiary, 22nd and Fairmount Streets
When: Friday, September 7, doors open at 7 p.m., movie starts at 8 p.m.
More info: www.thesecretcinema.com