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Win tickets to see the Philadelphia Premiere of CUBAN FURY with star Nick Frost in attendance!!

Posted by Josh on 03/14/2014 - 2:55pm.

The Awesome Fest invites you to a very special advance screening of CUBAN FURY on Wednesday, April 2nd, 7:30pm at The Ritz 5.

Even more awesome? We will be welcoming back star Nick Frost (Shaun Of The Dead, The World's End) who will be in attendance for a very special Q&A following the film.

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Trick 'r Treat: The Awesome Fest presents a free screening of The Sacrament at The Philadelphia Film Festival with Ti West in attendance!

Posted by Josh on 10/16/2013 - 10:53pm.

It's Halloween Season, one of our favorite times of the year, and while most Trick 'r Treaters expect free candy, we prefer to deliver free movies!

In partnership with the 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival (October 17th-27th), The Awesome Fest is giving away EVERY DAMN SEAT in the theater for the Philadelphia Premiere of THE SACRAMENT, on Monday, October 21st, 9:00pm at The Ritz East. Even more awesome, Director Ti West (House Of The Devil, The Innkeepers) will be in attendance!

The rules are simple: Show up, get in line, and upon entry say "Trick 'r Treat".

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The Awesome Fest To Open Center City Philadelphia's First Ever Drive-In Movie Theater!

Posted by Josh on 10/02/2013 - 11:46am.

Philadelphia, PA – October 2nd, 2013 – This year marks the 80th anniversary of the drive-in movie theater. To celebrate this distinct slice of Americana, The Awesome Fest is proud to announce the creation of their very own drive-in, presented by Enterprise CarShare, at one of the most unique and beautiful settings that Philadelphia has to offer: Eakins Oval, which resides directly in front of the majestic Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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THE WORLD'S END advanced screening with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, & Nick Frost in attendance!

Posted by Josh on 07/01/2013 - 2:26pm.

Join us for this two part event as we celebrate the theatrical release of THE WORLD'S END, the third film in what's bound to be one of the most AWESOME trilogies of all time!

On Wednesday, July 24th at 9pm, we'll be screening SHAUN OF THE DEAD outdoors at EAKIN'S OVAL, directly in front of The Art Museum on the Ben Franklin Parkway. This is a FREE screening!

There will be a THRILLER dance & screening at 8:30, directly before SHAUN OF THE DEAD.

On Tuesday, July 30th, join us for a very special double feature of HOT FUZZ & an advanced screening of THE WORLD'S END with a Q&A to follow with Director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg & Nick Frost!!

This is a FREE screening. Here's how you can obtain your tickets:


The Awesome Fest 2013 Program Guide

Posted by Josh on 05/14/2013 - 9:11pm.

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"Rowdy" Roddy Piper to attend 25th Anniversary Screening of THEY LIVE!

Posted by Josh on 05/13/2013 - 4:50pm.

via The Philadelphia Daily News - Wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper will be at the 25th anniversary screening of the 1988 cult classic "They Live," courtesy for this summer's Awesome Fest presented by Parx Casino, I've learned exclusively.

The John Carpenter sci-fi flick will screen Sunday, July 21 at the Trocadero. Prices haven't been officially announced yet, but founder and artistic director Josh Goldbloom assured me that there will be various meet-and-greet packages at low prices so wrestling fans can get to chat it up with Piper.

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The Awesome Fest Trailer!

Posted by Josh on 05/05/2013 - 5:21pm.
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Posted by Josh on 04/04/2013 - 3:06pm.
Send us your best Awesome 80's face to and your face could end up on all 20,000+ festival guide covers, as well as free tickets to our opening night celebration with The Psychedelic Furs! The picture can be old or new, but it must be of you. You can submit as many pictures as you please. Winner will be announced on Monday, April 15th.

2012's Most Awesome - Josh Goldbloom, Founder/Artistic Director

Posted by Josh on 12/31/2012 - 3:32pm.

2. Django Unchained
3. Searching For Sugar Man
4. Beasts Of The Southern Wild
5. Chasing Ice
6. Prometheus
7. The Master
8. Argo
9. Excision
10. Seven Psychopaths
11. Last Days Here
12. Silver Linings Playbook
13. Goon
14. Kill List
15. The Cabin In The Woods
16. Cloud Atlas
17. The Comedy
18. The Sheik & I
19. Fat Kid Rules The World
20. Juan Of The Dead

Notable titles I have not yet seen: Amour, Oslo, August 31st, Samsara, Only the Young.


Win Free tickets to see "A John Waters Christmas"

Posted by Josh on 11/13/2012 - 2:44pm.
We're giving away a pair of free tickets per week, leading up to this critically acclaimed one man show from John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, A Dirty Shame). Here's all you need to do: If you were to give John Waters, the sultan of sleaze, the trashiest/raunchiest gift possible, what would it be? Please include links when/if available. We'll post some of our favorites.