Free Thursday movies at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

PENN’S LANDING — There are still six chances to catch free movies, Thursday nights at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. The “Screenings Under the Stars” series will continue through the end of August, starting at dusk which takes place at about 8:30pm.

Actually, change “movie” to “double feature” since each big box office flick will be preceded by a short film from the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival.

The group showcases exceptional new films that celebrate the beauty of the earth, explore challenges facing our planet, and entertain, inform, and inspire personal action.

This is the schedule:

  • July 25: Creed II after Beebox, an animated tale of agriculture and eco-culture as told by a bee and its box.
  • Aug. 1: Fighting With My Family after Gasoline, Gasoline, an animated break-up song about ending our love affair with gasoline.
  • Aug. 8: Clueless after Heat Death, an experimental stop-motion film on climate change deniers set in the distant future.
  • Aug. 15: Aquaman after The Conductor, about the mission to bring nature to an urban world.
  • Aug. 22: Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse after Reviving the Delaware, which explores the vast improvement of the Delaware River since the Clean Water Act.
  • Aug. 29: Incredibles 2 after Global Warming – Surreal Will Be Real, in which children voice concern about climate change.

The area — south of Chestnut Street — is wheelchair-accessible. Bring a lawn chair, and concessions will be available.

There are some rules by the waterfront: Chairs can no longer be left unoccupied on the Great Plaza prior to start time. Outside alcohol is not permitted inside the gated area. Coolers are also not allowed, and neither is smoking – including e-cigarettes and vaping.


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