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April 21, 2021

Outdoor movie nights to return to Schuylkill Banks

Check out the lineup of movies for the 2021 season

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You can catch a movie with friends on the Schuylkill Banks in Philadelphia this summer. Free outdoor movie nights are one of the city's most popular events.

UPDATE June 9: The lineup of movies that will be screened this summer at the Schuylkill Banks has been revealed. Attendees can bring a blanket and a picnic to enjoy at the free events. All screenings will take place on Thursday evenings. Check the Schuylkill Banks website for notice of any postponements and rain date announcements.

Screenings will take place either just north of the Walnut Street Bridge on the east side of the river, or on the east side of the Schuylkill River just south of the Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge.

June 10 – "Young Frankenstein" (8:30 p.m. at Walnut Street)
June 17 – "School of Rock" (8:30 p.m. at Grays Ferry Crescent)
June 24 – "Best in Show" (8:30 p.m. at Walnut Street)
July 8 – "Lady Bird" (8:30 p.m. at Walnut Street)
July 15 – "Barbershop" (8:30 p.m. at Grays Ferry Crescent)
July 22 – "Paddington 2" (8:30 p.m. at Walnut Street)
July 29 – "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" (8:30 p.m. at Grays Ferry Crescent)
Aug. 5 – "Spy" (8:15 p.m. at Walnut Street)
Aug. 12 – "The Princess Bride" (8:15 p.m. at Grays Ferry Crescent)
Aug. 19 – "Knives Out" (8:15 p.m. at Walnut Street)

Original story: If you've been missing outdoor movie nights on the Schuylkill Banks, we have good news.

The program is returning this summer, and you have a chance to influence what's screened for the 2021 season.

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You can share the movies you want to watch on the big screen by emailing by April 30.

The most popular picks will then go into the running for the final 10 movie slots. The lineup will be announced in May, along with COVID-19 safety precautions.

We'll share more info on the movie nights as it becomes available.

Earlier this year, the Schuylkill River Trail in Philadelphia was named one of the best riverwalks in the country. It's a great place to run, bike or walk. On the banks, people can enjoy movies, yoga and other events. Kayak tours and riverboat tours also are offered on the water.

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