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.

TICKET GIVEAWAY: V/H/S Advanced Screening!

Posted by Josh on 09/12/2012 - 2:07pm.

We've got a bunch of tickets to give away courtesy of Magnet Releasing for an advance screening of the Sundance horror sensation, V/H/S. We've seen this movie, and yes, it's AWESOME. The screening will be hosted in University City at The Rave (230 S. 40th St), on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:30pm.

So here's the deal: We want to know your favorite obscure VHS tape, if you have a picture, even better. Photos of your entire VHS collection work too. In fact, anything VHS related will do.


To enter, please make sure to send your name (with or without a +1) to Include "VHS Contest" in the subject line.

Winners will be notified by Monday, October 1st.


Posted by Josh on 09/11/2012 - 2:54pm.
Want free passes to see an advanced screening of DREDD 3D, tomorrow (9/12), 7:30pm at The Rave in University City? Just send your first and last name with or without a +1, and "I AM THE LAW!" in the subject line to We've got a limited amount to giveaway, so first come, first serve!

The Awesome 80's Blu Ray Giveaway

Posted by Josh on 09/08/2012 - 9:30pm.

To show our appreciation for your support of this summer's "Awesome 80's" series, we're giving away all 10 movies to one lucky winner. Included in the giveaway is the following: The Blues Brothers, Stripes, The Road Warrior, Vacation, Ghostbusters, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Top Gun, Predator , Beetlejuice, & The Wizard (DVD).

To enter, all you have to do is share our Facebook post ( and encourage your friends to LIKE and follow us at


Posted by Josh on 08/20/2012 - 2:22pm.
This is easily one of our most anticipated titles of the summer, if not the entire year! From filmmaker John Hillcoat, director of the all-kinds-of-awesome western "The Proposition", and most recently "The Road"; "Lawless" made it's world premiere back in May at the Cannes Film Festival, and now it's finally coming to Philly! Want to see it first? We've got 30 pairs of tickets to give away for a very special advanced screening on Monday, August 27th, 7:30pm at The Ritz East. Just send your first and last name with or without a +1, and "LAWLESS LOOKS AWESOME!" in the subject line to Winners will be picked at random, and will be notified on Friday afternoon. Lawless opens in theaters, Wednesday, August 29th.