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Movie Night on the Schuylkill Banks Presents: Tangled

Aug. 6th | 8-10 pm | Walnut St. Bridge

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Bring your friends, blanket and picnic basket for a great time watching viewer’s choice movies by the river. All movies start at dusk (approximately 8:00 pm on August 6). Come early to participate in a free pre-movie raffle for gift cards from Philadelphia Runner.  Free snacks and beverages will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Screening Under the Stars: Annie

Aug. 6th | 8-10 pm | Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

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Screening Under the Stars Come enjoy the beauty of the waterfront while watching blockbuster movies on our big screen. Films will begin at dusk, but be sure to come early as the best seats fill up fast.

First Fridays

Aug. 7th | 5-9 pm | Old City

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Hosted by the Old City Arts Association since its 1991 inception, First Friday is a unique cultural event in Philadelphia and one of the city’s most popular evening escapes. Held the first Friday night of each month, this arts community “open house” brings together city dwellers and suburbanites, contemporary arts and antique collectors, aficionados of classical and contemporary design, and theater and performance buffs.

 

Movie Night on the Schuylkill Banks Presents: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Aug. 13th | 8-10 pm | Grays Ferry Crescent Esplanade

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Bring your friends, blanket and picnic basket for a great time watching viewer’s choice movies by the river. All movies start at dusk (approximately 8:00 pm on August 13). The screen will be set up on the paved esplanade area along the river by Schuylkill Avenue and Wharton Street. Come early to participate in a free pre-movie raffle for gift cards from Philadelphia Runner. Free snacks and beverages will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Screening Under the Stars: Lego Movie

Aug. 13th | 8-10 pm | Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

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Screening Under the Stars. Come enjoy the beauty of the waterfront while watching blockbuster movies on our big screen. Films will begin at dusk, but be sure to come early as the best seats fill up fast.

Shooting Stars & S’mores

Aug. 14th | 9-11 pm | Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

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Don’t miss Shooting Stars & S’mores. More than 60 meteors shoot through the sky every hour during the Perseid Meteor shower – so join us to watch these falling stars.  A new moon on August 14 means conditions will be perfect to see this natural phenomenon.  We’ll use telescopes to take a close look at planets and stars.  Afterward, relax fireside for s’mores and stories.

Movies at Franklin Square: Dolphin Tale

Aug. 15th | 7-11 pm | Franklin Square

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Movies at Franklin Square- Dolphin Tale. Have a splashing good time at this FREE screening of Dolphin Tale on the Great Lawn. Movie admission is free. Tickets required for Philly Mini Golf and the Parx Liberty Carousel.

 

Caribbean Festival

Aug. 16. | 12-8 pm | Great Plaza Penn’s Landing

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ENVISION YOURSELF BEING ON AN ISLAND WITH AUTHENTIC ISLAND SOUNDS of reggae, roots international beat, soca, hip-hop, cool jazz, gospel and creative dances complimented by a market place of Caribbean Fashions and Exotic Cuisine….Yeah Mon that’s exactly what the 28th Annual Caribbean Festival promises!

 

Summer Festivus

Aug. 20th | 4-10 pm | Franklin Square

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Celebrate Summer Festivus. Hold on to those last days of summer with delicious food truck fare and refreshing ales at the outdoor beer garden presented by Frankford Hall. Admission is free. Tickets required for Philly Mini Golf and the Parx Liberty Carousel. Food and beverage available for purchase from participating vendors.

 

Movie Night on the Schuylkill Banks: Guardians of the Galaxy

Aug. 20th | 7:45 – 9:45 pm | Walnut St. Bridge

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Bring your friends, blanket and picnic basket for a great time watching viewer’s choice movies by the river. All movies start at dusk (approximately 7:45 pm on August 20). Come early to participate in a free pre-movie raffle for gift cards from Philadelphia Runner.  Free snacks and beverages will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Screening Under the Stars: Cinderella

Aug. 20th | 8-10 pm | Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

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Screening Under the Stars. Come enjoy the beauty of the waterfront while watching blockbuster movies on our big screen. Films will begin at dusk, but be sure to come early as the best seats fill up fast.

 

Movies in Clark Park: The Incredibles

Aug. 21st | Clark Park

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This summer, University City District will present its new Movies in Clark Park series, a five-week offering of free outdoor screenings beginning in August. University City’s Clark Park, located at 4398 Chester Avenue, will transform into an outdoor theater to screen showings of family favorites and classic films, including Pixar’s The Incredibles, the comedy classic Best in Show, and recent Oscar-nominee Selma.

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