The Awesome Fest’s Free Outdoor Film Series Set To Bring The Movies Of The ’80s To Drexel Park For Eight Weeks, Starting June 20

Scenic Drexel Park is the site of a free eight-week alfresco movie series this summer. (Photo by J. Fusco for GPTMC)

This summer, University City’s verdant Drexel Park is set to be the site of Eighties-themed awesomeness every Thursday.

Beginning Thursday, June 20, University City District and The Awesome Fest, in collaboration with Drexel University, kick off a free eight-week summer film series at Drexel Park, one of the city’s most scenic new green spaces.

Films – all celebrating the era of the ’80s – will be presented on a state-of-the-art, 30-foot outdoor screen.

Movie screening at Drexel Park include an assortment of classics. On June 20, the series launches with Revenge of the Nerds. Following weeks bring, Adventures in Babysitting, Spaceballs, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Die Hard, Batman, A Nightmare on Elm Street III and, finally, The Neverending Story. For a complete calendar, see below.

All films begin at dusk, which is around 8 p.m. in June and July and 8:30 p.m. in August.

The Drexel Park series is just one site of The Awesome Fest’s summer-long presentation of free films. Check the complete schedule of citywide events here, and check back for more as the festival nears.

The Awesome Fest Outdoor Film Screenings at Drexel Park
When: Thursdays, June 20-August 15; films begin at dusk
Where: Various locations
Cost: Varies
More info:


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