Starting June 14th, The Awesome Fest will kick off a ten-week celebration of the 1980s. The festival will feature 50 outdoor movies, special guests, and popular musical acts from the decade. Parx Casino and Citypaper are sponsoring the event.
Stop by for opening night, June 14th, to see The Psychedelic Furs perform live at The Trocadero Theater. Tickets are just $20 for the show. On Saturday, June 15th Pretty in Pink will be shown at 8 p.m. followed by an 80's themed prom
Many classic movies will be shown during the festival. Classics like Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Revenge of the Nerds, E.T., and a ten film retrospective of John Hughes' films will be shown outdoors at various venues around the city like Drexel Park in University City on Thursday nights, Liberty Lands in the Northern Liberties on Fridays, and Parx Casino on Saturday nights for a double feature. On Mondays the movies will move indoors to the Trocadero. All outdoor movies are free.
Newer movies will also be premiered like V/H/S/2 on Thursday May 23rd, The Kings of Summer on Wednesday May 29th, and Rewind This! on Monday June 17th.
Visit the website for more information and a schedule of events.