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Awesome Fest Drive-In Movie Theater at Eakins Oval

Park and watch outdoor films on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

A drive-in movie theater on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with this view as the backdrop? Yes, please. Credit: G. Widman for GPTMC


Friday evenings, October 18-November 22, 2013


Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the drive-in movie theater with The Awesome Fest at Eakins Oval.

Park your car (or bike) and relieve the glory days of the drive-in with five weeks of Friday night double features at The Oval.

The Philly Roller Girls will be providing food service on wheels with snacks available from an on-site concession stand and local food trucks.

No car? No problem. There will be plenty of room for attendees who arrive on foot or by bike on the grass area at Eakins Oval. Also, admission is free for those without a car.

For those with cars, admission is .25 cents for Enterprise CarShare members (to celebrate the price of movie tickets in 1933) and $19.33 for non-members.

The festivities begin on October 18 with a pair of monstrous movies, King Kong vs. Godzilla and Pacific Rim. The full schedule of screenings includes:

October 18: King Kong vs. Godzilla & Pacific Rim
October 25: Grease & The Blob
November 1: The Car & Christine
November 8: Arachnophobia & Big Ass Spider!
November 22: Planes, Trains & Automobiles & Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

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