Friday Flicks at the Fountain: Parkside Community Movie Nights

Join us for a series of free movie nights in the park!


Friday, May 17


7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


John Welsh Memorial Fountain

Grab a blanket, meet up with friends and family, and join us for an evening under the stars at our Parkside community movie nights!

Each date will focus on a different West Fairmount Park partner and will start with an interactive activity, provided by that partner, followed by a family-friendly movie (see schedule below). Each movie will relate to the mission/work of the partnering organization.

A local food truck will also be on hand each night, serving up tasty fare.

Movies will take place at the John Welsh Memorial Fountain across the street from the Please Touch Museum.

Activity starts at 7:30 PM followed by movie at 8:30 PM.

May 3: Toy Story 4 (G) – updated
in partnership with the Please Touch Museum

Food truck: Grayson and Kash Cafe

May 17: Migration
in partnership with the Philadelphia Zoo

Food truck: Grayson and Kash Cafe

Pre-movie activity: Bird migration is a spectacular event that occurs twice a year (in spring and fall) where birds move between their summer breeding grounds to their wintering grounds. Migration is happening right now! Some types of birds are known to travel as long as 16,000 miles during migration season. Just like people, not all birds are the same. Join Philadelphia Zoo’s education team in learning about the different beaks birds have and what that means for their diet!

May 31 (rescheduled from 5/10):Kubo and the Two Strings (PG)
in partnership with Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center

Food truck: Grayson and Kash Cafe

Pre-movie activity: Before the movie, join the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia for a special Kamishibai storytime. Kamishibai is a traditional Japanese storytelling art dating back to the early 20th century that uses a wooden frame “stage” and colorfully illustrated pages to tell unique, traditional folk stories from all across Japan.

FREE! Please RSVP.


  • Movies will take place at the John Welsh Memorial Fountain, across the street from the Please Touch Museum.
  • Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs.
  • The pre-movie night activities will start at 7:30 PM followed by the movie at 8:30 PM. Feel free to come for one or both!
  • There will be a bathroom (porta-potty) available nearby.
  • There will be a food truck at each event, accepting both cash and card.
  • Minors should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Feel free to bring your own food and drink.
  • Bring water and bug spray.

There is plenty of free parking available nearby. As always, NEVER leave valuables in your car!

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In the case of inclement weather, the event will be canceled or rescheduled and attendees will be notified via email.