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Philadelphia Film Society Brings a Drive-In to the Navy Yard Through October!

Grab the snacks and enjoy socially distanced movies from the comfort of your car!

The pandemic has changed how we gather, have fun, and spend our weekends. With social distancing as the name of the game, drive-ins have been making a comeback across the country all summer long. First, we had the Parking Lot Social in the Navy Yard, and now the Philadelphia Film Society is occupying that spot with screenings all summer, from new releases to classics!


“Film is at its most enjoyable as a shared communal experience,” said Philadelphia Film Society Executive Director J. Andrew Greenblatt. “We are pleased to be able to bring people together once again, in a safe, socially distanced, and classic way, where film can be enjoyed as intended: on a big screen with an audience.” Each screening can accommodate up to 200 cars, and films will be shown via digital projection on a large screen fastened to stacked shipping containers.


The PFS Drive-In at the Navy Yard will operate daily through October, showing newly released films, as well as family-friendly, retro, and independent films. It kicks off this Friday, August 14 with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Tickets for the Drive-In are $12 for adults and $7 for children age 12 and under. All tickets must be purchased online in advance. Bring your own snacks (but no glass bottles are allowed).


Attendees are required to remain in their vehicles at all times unless using the restroom. When outside the vehicle, attendees are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.


Reserve tickets and see what’s playing at filmadelphia.org/nowshowing.


Contributing Writer