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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