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December 16, 2018


Your guide to summer movies on the Waterfront

Outdoor movies are a staple for those warm summer nights and here at the waterfront you can enjoy what's on the big screen as well as the river views. Looking to make it a full night? Lace up those roller skates at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest (don't forget that Independence Blue Cross cardholders get free admission for up to 4 people), take a ride on the Ferris wheel, grab some food and a beverage, or swing in a hammock at Spruce Street Harbor Park Sustained by Univest.

Not only are there weekly movies to enjoy here on the Waterfront and in the Historic District, there's also a TON of music at Festival Pier, Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, Spruce Street Harbor Park Sustained by Univest, BB&T Pavilion, and the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. Many of these events are FREE and open to the public. Check out all the details below.

Grab a blanket or a folding chair and enjoy Screenings Under the Stars on Thursdays in July and August at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. Movies start at dusk, which is approximately 8:30PM in July and 8PM in August. Movies are FREE and open to the public.

July 12: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

July 19: Mission Impossible III

July 26: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

August 2: Austin Powers In Goldmember

August 9: Black Panther

August 16: A Wrinkle In Time

August 23: Coco

August 30: Despicable Me 3

FringeArts Outdoor Movie Series

A summer-long, themed series of free film screenings in the Haas Biergarten underneath the Ben Franklin Bridge. Enjoy dinner and drinks from La Peg or the outdoor beer garden. Films are shown every Wednesday evening at 8:30 through August 15th. This year, July’s theme is ’90s Action Movies and August’s theme is Summer Camp.

July 11: Men in Black

July 18: Con Air

July 25: The Fifth Element

August 1: Moonrise Kingdom

August 8: Parent Trap

August 15: Wet Hot American Summer

First Friday Movies Under the Stars and Stripes at the Betsy Ross House

In addition to the plethora of First Friday festivities in Philadelphia’s Historic District, the Betsy Ross House holds movie screenings on the first Friday of every month through October. Admission is $5 per person and includes an after-hours tour of the house.

August 3: Invaders from Space

September 7: Revenge of the Creature

October 5: Bucket of Blood and Night of the Living Dead