Philly Film Screenings — 23 August 2011 » Written by
Secret Cinema presents rare prison films at Eastern State

Jay Schwartz and his Secret Cinema return to Eastern State Penitentiary for an evening of rare prison films on Friday, September 9 at 8:00 pm.  The program consists of 16mm projections of the 1940 comedy/drama Millionaires in Prison followed by a rarely screened prison-set training video from the 1960s titled Types of Inmates.  The films will be projected in a hallway just outside of a cell that used to hold one Al Capone.  Guaranteed fun, as always.

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(1) Reader Comment

  1. How would I go about buying a DVD of what is going to be shown at Eastern State on Sept. 9th. I live in Michigan and would LOVE to see this!

    Thank you,

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