Eakins Oval is the place to be on Friday nights this fall as the Awesome Fest presents a five-week series of drive-in movies continuing tonight, October 25. (Photo by Max Grudzinski for Awesome Fest)
In case you haven’t heard, every Friday night between October 18 and November 22 (with the exception of November 15), The Awesome Fest presents double feature drive-in films at Eakins Oval beginning at 7:30 p.m.
A drive-in movie theater in Center Center? Yup! To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the drive-in, The Awesome Fest and Enterprise CarShare have teamed up to bring Philadelphia free, outdoor movies every week, complete with on-site concessions serving up popcorn, soda, candy and soft pretzels, plus different food trucks each week to vend delicious eats.
Tonight, The Awesome Fest Drive-In screens two well-loved classics — Grease And The Blob.
Note that tickets for vehicles are now sold out for tonight, week two, but you can still attend as bicyclist and/or pedestrian for free. You can also still buy tickets for weeks three to five online.
Next week, Friday, November 1, its a “Car-o-Ween” to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the spooky classic Christine.
For our full guide, click here and for the full calendar of movies and food trucks, see below.
Stay tuned for more on this truly awesome event!
The Awesome Fest’s Drive-In Movie Series
When: Fridays, October 18-November 22, Except November 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Eakins Oval, 2601 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Enterprise CarShare members, $0.25; Non-members, $19.33, Guests without a car, free
More info: www.theawesomefest.com
• October 25: SOLD OUT – Grease & The Blob — Foo, Spot Burger
• November 1: The Car & Christine — Just Jackie’s, Mini Trini
• November 8: Arachnophobia & Big Ass Spider! — Surf and Turf, Delicias
• November 22: Planes, Trains & Automobiles & Santa Claus Conquers the Martians — Cherry Bomb Bus, Local 215