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, November 8. (Photo by Max Grudzinski for Awesome Fest)
In case you haven’t heard, every Friday night through 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 creepy cult classics — Arachnophobia and Big Ass Spider!
And you’re in luck. Tickets for vehicles are still available for tonight, and, as always, attending as bicyclist and/or pedestrian is free.
Score tickets for tonight and future weeks online.
Next week, Friday, November 15, the event takes a brief hiatus so the city can host the Philadelphia Marathon, but the drive-in will return for a grand finale on November 22.
For our full guide, click here and for the full calendar of movies and food trucks, see below.
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
• 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