You may remember our post from a few weeks back that listed the humdrum outdoor film programming that’s being offered to the residents of Philadelphia throughout the coming summer months. The annual 4th of July madhouse that is Welcome America is joining in on the (un)fun:
MON June 27, 9:00 PM @ The Piazza : Best in Show
TUE June 28, 7:00 PM @ TBA : Transformers: Dark of the Moon
TUE June 28, 9:00 PM @ The Dell Music Center : Fame (2009)
WED June 29, 9:00 PM @ Phila Museum of Art : Rocky
THU June 30, 9:00 PM @ Rittenhouse Square : The Devil Wears Prada
FRI July 1, 9:00 PM @ Love Park : Hairspray [sing-along] (2007)
And thus, again, our city’s higher-ups forego creative, inspiring film programming in favor of the most bland and easily accessible titles that I can imagine. The remakes of Fame and Hairspray, Rocky at the Art Museum (which was just screened there last fall alongside its two sequels courtesy of the Alamo Drafthouse’s Rolling Roadshow), and a promotional screening of a billion dollar film. Lame lame lame. Hey Welcome America, next year why don’t you get in touch with the programmers at the I-House or Secret Cinema or Cinedelphia to actually hold some film screenings of worth? Things are getting embarrassing for movie lovers in this city.
Author: Eric Bresler
Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com 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.