Secret Cinema series at the Penn Museum

The Secret Cinema have announced a series of four films that will be screened at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (3260 South Street) through January.

“The Secret Cinema selected the feature films (plus occasional surprise short subjects) for having themes and geographic settings that fit in with the Museum’s exhibits, as well as its last century of archeological expeditions.  The screenings will take place in different areas of the historic Museum building, adding an evocative flair to the screening experience and providing an intimate look at this architectural gem.”

WED September 21, 2011, 6:00 pm
The Mummy (1932)
Dir. Karl Freund, US, 73 min, 16mm

WED October 19, 2011, 6:00 pm
The Thief of Baghdad (1924)
Dir. Raoul Walsh, US, 155 min, 16mm

WED November 16, 2011, 6:00 pm
Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935)
Dir. Louis King, US, 73 min, 16mm

WED January 18, 2012, 6:00 pm
Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927)
Dir. Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, US, 69 min, 16mm

Official site: Secret Cinema.
Official site: Penn Museum.

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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