September 09, 2016

Franklin Institute to host its first rooftop happy hour and movie event

Tickets are limited

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Ben Franklin statue in the Franklin Institute R. Kennedy/Visit Philadelphia™

The striking Benjamin Franklin Memorial greets people as they enter The Franklin Institute, Pennsylvania’s most-visited museum. Anyone can visit the rotunda for free during regular museum hours to view the 30-ton statue of Philadelphia’s favorite Founding Father, as well as the short multimedia show entitled "Benjamin Franklin Forever," occurring at the top of each hour.

The Franklin Institute will open its rooftop deck for the first time Sept. 29 for a combination happy hour/movie night event. Attendees can head to the roof beginning at 6:30 p.m., to sip beer and wine while watching the sunset.


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The movie "Apollo 13" will begin promptly at 7:15 p.m. In the film, NASA needs to find a way to return the spaceship Apollo 13 to Earth safely after it suffers internal damage. The lives of the three astronauts on board are in jeopardy.

Attendees will watch the space-thriller while sitting among the museum's astronomy devices.

Tickets, which are limited, are $30 per person and include a complimentary drink and movie snack. 

Only those 21-plus are invited to attend. All guests should bring their own blanket or lawn chair for the movie screening at The Franklin Institute.


Rooftop Happy Hour and Movie Night

Thursday, Sept. 29
6:30-10 p.m. | $30 per person
Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.
(215) 448-1200