Philadelphia Film Society upcoming screenings

The Philadelphia Film Society’s “filmadelphia CLASSICS” series marches on through the summer with some creative venue choices that may actually make you want to sit through Rocky or 12 Monkeys for the millionth time…

MON May 16, 5:30 PM:  Philadelphia at the Mayor’s screening room in City Hall where portions of the film were shot.  It’s open to the public, but a pre-show RSVP is required.

WED June 15, 7:30 PM:  The Wrestler at South Philly’s Asylum Arena, former home of ECW, where scenes from the film were shot.

WED July 27, sundown: 12 Monkeys behind the walls of Eastern State Penitentiary where portions of it were filmed.

SAT August 13, 8:00 PM:  The Sixth Sense at Rittenhouse Square.

WED September 14, 7:30 PM:  Rocky at South Philly’s Asylum Arena where scenes from Rocky Balboa were also filmed.

Keep it up, PFS!  I look forward to seeing what you’ll come up with next year after the current Philly-themed series wraps up.

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Author: Eric Bresler

Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of 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.


  1. I’m putting all of my chips on all digital screenings though they did reportedly get film prints for the early International House-based screenings in the series…I’ll have the answer shortly…

  2. From Parinda Patel, Managing Director:
    They will all be on digital. Unfortunately, the make-shift locations make it hard to show in any other format. In a traditional theater setting, CLASSICS almost always show on 35mm. In this series, The Philadelphia Story, Trading Places & Witness all screened on 35 at IHouse.

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