Philadelphia Film Society to host movie night in Newbold

The Philadelphia Film Society has a program called Movies on the Block, which brings free outdoor screenings to various neighborhoods in the city to gather the community and help to remove economic, social and geographic barriers.


Through this program, the Film Society will be hosting a movie screening of Brownstones to Red Dirt in Newbold on July 12.

The movie is about sixth-graders from Brooklyn becoming pen pals with war orphans from Sierra Leone.

In addition to the movie, the event will include a community poetry workshop and performance by Carlo Campbell, who is a local actor, poet and hip-hop artist.  There will also be a postcard design and writing project that will relate to the film being screened. 

There will be free snow cones at the event, courtesy of Newbold Neighbors Association.

This outdoor movie screening will be happening at 15th Street between Mifflin and Moore. In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the Aquinas Center at 1719 Morris St.

Events begin at 6 p.m., but the movie doesn’t begin until 8 p.m.

You can find out more about this Philadelphia Film Society program here.