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Win Tickets to see an Advance Screening of Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD!

Posted by Josh on 07/14/2014 - 11:04am.

*This contest is now closed. Winners have been notified*

The Awesome Fest invites you to join us for an advance screening of Richard Linklater's latest epic, BOYHOOD on Tuesday, July 22nd at The Ritz Five, 7pm. This acclaimed award-winning film was shot over the course of 12 years with the same cast. BOYHOOD tells the story about growing up, seen through the eyes of a child named Mason.

Even more, we'll be celebrating the release with two outdoor screenings of Linklater's films.

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The Pizza Underground/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Free Outdoor Concert & Screening)

Posted by Josh on 07/07/2014 - 3:46pm.

The Awesome Fest & Paramount Pictures "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" have partnered to present the City's largest pizza extravaganza, featuring THE PIZZA UNDERGROUND, on Friday July 18th at The Oval (directly in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art)!

Join us as we eat a lot of pizza (provided by Pizza Hut), dance to pizza themed songs, and then watch a pizza themed movie, all in front of The Art Museum and all completely free of charge!

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Replay America – The Ultimate 80’s Music Festival

Posted by Josh on 06/29/2014 - 2:46pm.

The Awesome Fest is a proud partner on this summers Replay America Festival in Philadelphia at PPL Park on Friday June 11th.


The Awesome Fest & This Is Hardcore Present: A Tribute to City Gardens

Posted by Josh on 05/30/2014 - 1:40pm.

In celebration of the long awaited release of Riot on the Dance Floor: The City Gardens Documentary, The Awesome Fest and This Is Hardcore have teamed up to deliver a two day long party in Philly. On June 25th, we give you a show full of four bands who frequently played that legendary venue back in the day. The following evening, Thursday June 26, we will be screening the local premiere of the film, completely FREE, on our giant outdoor movie screen, at Clark Park at 43rd and Chester streets, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

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Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of "Revenge of The Nerds" with The Doug Benson Movie Interruption!

Posted by Josh on 05/16/2014 - 12:22pm.

Comedian Doug Benson brings his now infamous live movie interruption to the Trocadero for a 30th Anniversary screening of REVENGE OF THE NERDS. Curtis Armstrong (Booger) and Brian Tochi (Toshiro Takashi) will join Doug from the front row, performing a live comedy show as they riff on one of the great nerd classics of all time.

Tickets are $20 and on sale now! Click here to purchase.

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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: