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August 28, 2023

Philadelphia Film Society to host BYOB 'Barbie' night before the movie leaves theaters

Attendees of the Tuesday night showing at PFS East can bring their own beer or wine

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'Barbie' will leave most Philly theaters this weekend before its Max streaming debut on Sept. 5, but not before a BYOB film night at PFS East on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

This week may be your last chance to party with "Barbie" on the big screen.

The summer blockbuster is preparing to leave Philly movie theaters after five weeks of sold-out screenings and colorful crowds. The Philadelphia Film Society is marking the occasion with a special BYOB Night at PFS East, where moviegoers can send off Barbie and Ken with a toast.

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Anyone with a ticket to the 7:15 p.m. showing of "Barbie" on Tuesday, Aug. 29 can bring beer or wine into the Old City theater. The limit is one six-pack or bottle of wine for every two guests. Everyone in attendance will also get a free half-size "Barbie" poster, courtesy of PFS.

The hit comedy, based on the Mattel doll of the same name, became the biggest movie in Warner Bros. history on Monday after surpassing "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in gross box office earnings. "Barbie" has earned over $1.34 billion worldwide, making its director Greta Gerwig the only woman to helm a $1 billion movie by herself. 

It will continue to play at the PFS East, Landmark Ritz Five, AMC Fashion District and Broadstreet through this weekend and at select theaters in Narberth, Bryn Mawr, Lansdale and Huntingdon Valley, but showtimes are expected to wind down ahead of the movie's streaming debut. While "Barbie" was originally slated to for a digital release on Sept. 5, Warner Bros. has pushed the date to Tuesday, Sept. 12.

This story has been corrected to reflect the later "Barbie" digital release, and its continued showtimes in several Philly theaters.


Tuesday, Aug. 29
7:15 p.m. | $14
PFS East
125 S 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

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