Want to watch Rocky within sight of the Art Museum steps? How about pretending that the Schuylkill is the Seine while watching Midnight in Paris? Whatever your fancy, it's officially open season for free movies in some of the city's great public spaces.
Thursdays are going present a lot of tough choices – between well-known films being shown on big screens at Drexel Park (all 1980s), along Schuylkill Banks (including Paine's Park's first movie), and at Penn’s Landing from June through August. Every other Friday in June and July, Moore College is presenting Film al Fresco in Aviator Park, a series of mostly Philadelphia-related filmmakers (plus food trucks). On Fridays Moonlight Movies also return to Mt. Airy outside Lovett Park. The Awesome Fest will share its fav 80s films at Liberty Lands and - drumroll - Eakins Oval. And that's just for starters.
Ashley Hahn started Eyes on the Street for PlanPhilly in 2011 and was PlanPhilly's managing editor from September 2015 until July 2017. She is interested in preservation, neighborhoods, and all things public – from policy to art. She holds masters degrees in City and Regional Planning and Historic Preservation from PennDesign. Ashley has lived in 12 zip codes that she can think of, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York and Philadelphia. She is proud to call 19147 home.