Events

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 5:00pm
Followed by an outdoor screening of Apollo 13 and bacon launch into Outer Space!

Sponsored by Godshall's Turkey Bacon

Philadelphia’s largest Kevin Bacon Festival is back for another year of bacon-mania. Bacon themed truck offerings plus samplings of Godshall’s feature Maple Bacon, Turkey Bacon, Chicken Bacon and Beef Bacon will be part of the fest’s menu. Godshall’s will also be pulling out all the stops with recipes, contests and lots of bacon fun, including a bacon space capsule and a bacon astronaut who will be launching into “space”, courtesy of the Franklin Institute. Godshall’s is proud to make the leading real meat, real wood smoked, Turkey Bacon in America, right here in the Philadelphia area and we are excited to have them and all of the participants be part of another awesome Bacon Fest!

The Oval
Intersection of Benjamin Franklin Parkway & 24th Street
(Directly in font of The Art Museum stairs)

Friday, August 1st, 2014 – 5pm. APOLLO 13 & bacon launch at 8:30

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 9:00pm

Philadelphia Premiere
Outdoor Screening


(John Jeffcoat | 100 min.)

Big in Japan is a rock and roll road movie about a struggling Seattle band determined to not fade away. The film, which is based loosely on actual events, follows real life rockers, Tennis Pro, as they travel to Japan- a last ditch attempt to prevent their day jobs from becoming their careers. Director John Jeffcoat (Outsourced) utilizes a fresh narrative approach, guerrilla production style mixed with an international storyline to craft a dynamic and entertaining story where music and film intersect with two cultures to reveal simple, oftentimes hilarious, universal truths.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 8:00pm

A transexual punk rock girl from East Berlin tours the US with her rock band as she tells her life story and follows the ex-boyfriend/bandmate who stole her songs.

The Trocadero
1003 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
$3 gets you in and goes towards a drink or snack. 21+
Doors at 6:30. Movie at 8.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:00pm
40th Anniversary Outdoor Screening!

A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise.

Directed by Brian De Palma (Scarface, Carrie, The Untouchables)

Outdoors at Clark Park, in University City.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:00pm

Party like it’s prom night in 1999! All you need to do is where your freshest neon outfits, and we’ll take care of the rest, including: a beer garden, photo booths, prizes for the prom king & queen, food trucks, and more!

The Oval
Intersection of Benjamin Franklin Parkway & 24th Street (Directly in front of The Art Museum stairs)
Free to attend!

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 9:00pm
Outdoor Screening

The year is 1987. Motorcycle ninjas tighten their grip on Florida's narcotics trade, viciously annihilating anyone who dares move in on their turf. Multi-national martial arts rock band Dragon Sound have had enough, and embark on a roundhouse wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice. When not chasing beach bunnies or performing their hit song "Against the Ninja," Mark (kung-fu master/inspirational speaker Y.K. Kim) and the boys are kicking and chopping at the drug world's smelliest underbelly. It'll take every ounce of their blood and courage, but Dragon Sound can't stop until they've completely destroyed the dealers, the drunk bikers, the kill-crazy ninjas, the middle-aged thugs, the "stupid cocaine"...and the entire MIAMI CONNECTION!!!

Outdoors at Liberty Lands in Northern Liberties

926 N American St,
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:00pm
30th Anniversary celebration! Prince Karaoke before and following the screening.

Purple Rain is a 1984 American rock musical drama film directed by Albert Magnoli. Prince makes his film debut, which was developed to showcase his particular talents, hence, the film contains several extended concert sequences. The film grossed more than US$80 million at the box office and has since become a cult classic.

The Trocadero
1003 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
$3 gets you in and goes towards a drink or snack. 21+
Doors at 6:30. Movie at 8.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:00pm

Philadelphia Premiere
Outdoor Screening


(David McMahon | 85 min.)

In the winter of 2012 a community theatre in Birmingham, Alabama mounted an original drag musical, “Skanks in a One Horse Town.” “Skanks” follows the actors and creators from rehearsal through performance, at work, at their homes, and with their families. The cast of amateur performers bond to form a family of sorts while creating an unconventional show in religion and football-obsessed Alabama.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 9:00pm

Philadelphia Premiere
Outdoor Screening


(Florian Habicht | 90 min.)

Pulp found fame on the world stage in the 1990's with anthems including 'Common People' and 'Disco 2000'. 25 years (and 10 million album sales) later, they return to Sheffield for their last UK concert. Giving a career best performance exclusive to the film, the band share their thoughts on fame, love, mortality - & car maintenance. Director Florian Habicht (Love Story) weaves together the band's personal offerings with dream-like specially-staged tableaux featuring ordinary people recruited on the streets of Sheffield. PULP is a music-film like no other - by turns funny, moving, life-affirming & (occasionally) bewildering.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 7:00pm

Philadelphia Premiere
Closing Night


Mike Fleiss’ (God Bless Ozzy Osbourne) stunning and passionate documentary chronicles the life and career of legendary Grateful Dead rhythm guitarist (and founding member), Bob Weir. Containing never before seen archival footage, performances, and extensive interviews with Weir himself, this is a cinematic must-see journey that fans and music lovers alike will unquestionably applaud.

Tickets on sale NOW!

The Trocadero Theatre
1003 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19107