The Philadelphia Film Society is teaming up with the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ and Macy’s Center City to present a special screening of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (the most recent cut that screened at the Ritz at the Bourse last summer) on Saturday March 19 at 8:30 PM. It will be shown in the Grand Court of Macy’s with Grand Court Organist Peter Richard Conte performing live accompaniment. It’s a fundraiser event thus tickets are $50 for the general public, $40 for members…start saving those pennies.
According to the press release, “In the 100-year history of the Wanamaker Organ, never have they paired this incredible instrument with a film screening…until now!”. I had to check up on that, but its apparently true as the two on-site screenings from last year, Wings and Phantom of the Opera, were held in the Greek Auditorium rather than the large court where you watch the X-mas display. So this event is extra special.
Tickets to both the film and a pre-screening reception are on sale here.
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Author: Eric Bresler
Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.