Philadelphia’s [uninspired] outdoor summer film series

Schuylkill Banks‘ [pictured] bimonthly outdoor summer series begins this Thursday with a lineup that can only be classified as a waste of the location’s scenic potential:
June 9, 2011: Hancock
June 23, 2011: Goldfinger
July 7, 2011: Spider-Man
July 21, 2011: Iron Man
August 4, 2011: The Rocketeer
August 18, 2011: The Incredibles

Across town at Liberty Lands Park, former site of the always incredible Lawn Chair Drive-In (RIP, at least around these parts), the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association are hosting weekly Tuesday night screenings of an equally unimpressive nature (I’ve preserved the typo’s):
June 21, 2011: Labyrinth
June 28, 2011: The Philadelphia Story
July 5, 2011: Forest Film Festival Films (literally films about forests)
July 12, 2011: Something to Sing About (either a 1937 film starring James Cagney or a Billy Graham-produced religious film…I’m betting on the latter)
July 19, 2011: The Blind Side
July 26, 2011: Reefer Maddness
August 2, 2011: Raiders of the Lost Ark
August 9, 2011: Draculla: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (the Guy Maddin-directed ballet; strange choice, poor spelling)
August 16, 2011: Where the Wild Things Are
August 23, 2011: West Side Story

This is what happens when homebody housewives and clueless corporate-types program films for the masses.  But don’t worry Cinedelphians, the I-House and Awesome Fest are both screening creative outdoor programming of actual worth throughout the hot summer months.  Please support worthwhile [outdoor] cinema.

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.

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