December 02, 2022
In between shopping and taking in expansive light displays across the city this holiday season, head over to the Philadelphia Film Center to check out a series of holiday movies, as well as some chilling thrillers, all month long.
One of the highlights this month happens on Thursday, Dec. 8 with a special screening of 1990's "Home Alone," complete with complimentary cheese pizza for the first 50 guests, free popcorn for card-carrying members and a chance to win prizes during quizzo before the movie starts.
The Philadelphia Film Society is once again teaming up with Philabundance for a Dec. 17 matinee screening of "Miracle on 34th Street." While the screening is free, registration is required. Donations of non-perishable food items are recommended, and there will be a donation box at the theater all throughout December.
Head over to the Film Center on Friday, Dec. 2, for a showing of "The Apartment" at 6:15 p.m. Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon play co-workers in Billy Wilder's 1960 dark comedy, set during the holiday season. On Saturday, Dec. 3, there's a matinee screening of Greta's Gerwig's 2019 adaptation of "Little Women," starring Florence Pugh.
Other Saturday showings include "Die Hard" at 6:15 p.m. and "Black Christmas" at 9:30 p.m. There's a Sunday matinee screening of "Home Alone," without the free pizza and trivia games, and a 5:30 p.m. screening of the 1983 comedy "A Christmas Story."
Winter Weekends at the Film Center kick off Friday!— Philly Film Society (@PhillyFilmSoc) December 1, 2022
THE APARTMENT | Dec 2 | 6:15 PM
LITTLE WOMEN | Dec 3 | 3:30 PM
DIE HARD | Dec 3 | 6:15 PM
BLACK CHRISTMAS | Dec 3 | 9:30 PM
HOME ALONE | Dec 4 | 3:00 PM
A CHRISTMAS STORY | Dec 4 | 5:30 PM
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Stanley Kubrick's pinnacle thriller "The Shining" with Jack Nicholson will be screened on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. On Dec. 10, take in a more family-friendly showing of Disney's "Frozen" at noon, followed by holiday horror comedy "Gremlins" at 3 p.m., period romance "Carol" at 5:30 p.m. and Finnish holiday flick "Rare Exports" at 8:30 p.m.
The Film Center's winter screening series wraps up just before the holidays with three films beginning on Friday, Dec. 16. In "The City of Lost Children," a mad scientist attempts to harvest the dreams of kids. The series wraps up on Sunday, Dec. 18 with a showing of "Tangerine," an indie flick shot on iPhones about a transgender sex worker who discovers her partner has cheated on her.
For additional showtimes and other current screenings offered by the Philadelphia Film Society, check out the official website.
Dec. 2 through Dec. 18, 2022
Times vary | $12-14 per ticket
Philadelphia Film Center
1412 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19102