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First Friday Flicks at the Fountain: Parkside Community Movie Nights

Join us for our free summer and fall movie night series!


Friday, August 4, 2023


4:00pm - 7:00pm


John Welsh Memorial Fountain
Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Grab a blanket, meet up with friends and family, and join us for an evening under the stars at our Parkside community movie nights! With movies ranging from heartfelt animations to action-adventures to Marvel Studio favorites, there’s sure to be something for the whole family (schedule below). Movies will take place at the John Welsh Memorial Fountain across the street from the Please Touch Museum.

We’ll start the night with a short musical performance (30 mins) related to the movie and local food trucks will be on-hand each night, serving up tasty fare.

Website will continue to be updated with names of food trucks and activity partners so please continue to check back.


Friday, August 4: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (PG-13)

  • 8:00-8:30 pm: Drumming performance
  • 8:30-11:00 pm: Film screening

Friday, September 1:
Soul (PG)

  • 7:30-8:00 pm: Jazz performance
  • 8:00-10:00 pm: Film screening

Friday, October 6:
The Woman King (PG-13)

  • 6:30-7:00 pm: Performance
  • 7:00-9:30 pm: Film screening

FREE! Please RSVP.


  • Movies will take place at the John Welsh Memorial Fountain, across the street from the Please Touch Museum. 
  • There will be bathrooms (porta-potties) available nearby. 
  • There will be food trucks 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 is available. As always, NEVER leave valuables in your car!

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