The Awesome Fest Presents “THE AWESOME 80’s ON THE AWESOME SCREEN!” 10 Free Outdoor Screenings at Liberty Lands in Northern Liberties
(PHILADELPHIA, PA) June 12th, 2012 – Beginning Thursday June 28th and running weekly through August 30th, The Awesome Fest will celebrate the 1980’s with “The Awesome 80’s on The Awesome Screen”. Each week The Awesome Fest will celebrate one film from each year of the 1980’s, kicking off with THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980). All screenings (on the new 30 foot screen) begin at sundown, and admission for every event is completely free.
“We wanted to do something really fun with this space in Northern Liberties, and it was important for me to build upon a theme that could appeal to everyone” said Founder/Artistic Director, Josh Goldbloom. “Our dedication to celebrating Independent Cinema is the backbone of our endeavors, but I’m also a pretty huge fan of Michael Keaton, commandos fighting jungle aliens, John Candy mud wrestling scenes, and the movie ‘Top Gun’.
The lineup is as follows:
June 28th – The Blues Brothers (1980)
July 5th – Stripes (1981)
July 12th – The Road Warrior (1982)
July 19th – National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)
July 26th – Ghostbusters (1984) MARSHMALLOW ROAST!
August 2nd – Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
August 9th – Top Gun (1986)
August 16th – Predator (1987)
August 23rd – Beetlejuice (1988)
August 30th – The Wizard (1989) - Video game tournament to follow on the big screen. Details to be announced shortly!
BYOBB (Bring your own blanket and beer)
About Liberty Lands: Liberty Lands is a two-acre multiuse community green space built, owned, and maintained by the Northern Liberties neighborhood. Established in 1996, Liberty Lands is an ongoing project of the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association. The Northern Liberties Neighbors Association is the civic association representing the interests of the approximately 6,000 men, women and children, and more than 100 businesses, who call the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia home.
For more information about Liberty Lands or the NLNA, visit www.nlna.org.