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The Awesome Fest
BALCONY AT THE TROC
1003 Arch St., 215-922-6888, theawesomefest.com. Road House (1989, U.S., 114 min.): Swayze to the rescue! Mon., July, 29, 8 p.m., free. Above the Law (1988, U.S., 99 min.): Redeemed by the Seagal-runs-like-a-girl Internet phenomenon it sparked. Mon., July 29, 10 p.m., free.
32nd Street and Powelton Avenue, universitycity.org/drexel-park. Die Hard (1988, U.S., 131 min.): Before John McClane’s name was unconsciously being dropped into Sarah Palin speeches, he was killing helicopters with cars. Thu., July 25, 9 p.m., free.
26th Street and Ben Franklin Parkway, theawesomefest.com. Footloose (1984, U.S., 107 min.): Kick off your Sunday shoes: IT’S KEVIN BACON FEST! Fri., July 26, 9 p.m., free.
Picnic Grove, 2999 Street Rd., Bensalem, 888-588-7279, parxcasino.com. Back to the Future (1985, U.S., 116 min.): “What the hell is a gigawatt?” Sat., July 27, 9 p.m., free.
125 S. Second St., 215-925-4535, landmarktheatres.com. A double feature of weirdo British cop comedy Hot Fuzz (2007, U.K., 121 min.) and its follow-up, The World’s End (2013, U.K., 109 min.) — stick around after the shows for a live Q&A with director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Tue., July 30, 5:30 p.m., free.
108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, 215-345-7855, amblertheater.org. Touch of Evil (1958, U.S., 95 min.): “They want Charlton Heston to play a Mexican.” Thu., July 25, 7 p.m., $9.75.
BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE
824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-527-9898, brynmawrfilm.org. The Birds (1963, U.S., 119 min.): And you thought a shower was terrifying enough. Wed., July 31, 7 p.m., $10.50.
227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, 610-917-1228, thecolonialtheatre.com. Trailer Trash: A two-hour screening of preview trailers from Secret Cinema’s vaults. Sun., July 28, 2 p.m., $9.
20 E. State St., Doylestown, 215-345-6789, countytheater.org. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975, U.S., 91 min.): Part of Monty Python Fest, which includes trivia, prizes, a silly-walk contest and allegedly edible servings of Spam. Wed., July 31, 7 p.m., $9.75.
600 W. Spencer St., myfisherpark.com. Brave (2012, U.S., 93 min.): It’s almost impossible for Pixar to do anything wrong. Ahem, exhibit A ... Thu., July 25, 8 p.m., free.
3701 Chestnut St., 215-387-5125, ihousephilly.org. Electric Dreams (1984, U.S., 95 min.): Desktop computers from the ’80s were capable of seduction ... and you thought Instagram was cool. Fri., July 26, 8 p.m. free. My Neighbor Totoro (1988, Japan, 86 min.): The crudely-animated precursor to Spirited Away. Sat., July 27, 2 p.m., $5. Best of the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2012: Cartoons for a mature crowd. Sat., July 27, 7 p.m., $9. The Bubble (2012, U.S., 71 min.) Doc exposes the seedy side of the town Disney built, ax murderer and all. Q&A with director post-screening. Sun., July 28, 7 p.m., $10. Remote Control (1988, U.S., 88 min.): The real reason behind the demise of VHS: aliens. Tue., July 30, 7:30 p.m., $15. Fight Repression of Erotic Expression: Let’s talk about sex (and beauty, pornography and body image in cinema). Following screening of short films, directors A.K. Burns, Barbara Hammer, M.M. Serra and A.L. Steiner lead discussion. Wed., July 31, 7 p.m., free.
531 N. 12th St., 215-387-5125, philamoca.org. A double feature screening of Run, Angel, Run! (1969, U.S., 95 min.) and Hollywood Man (1978, U.S., 107 min.): a pair of low-budget biker flicks starring William Smith. (Not that William Smith.) Fri., July 26, 8 p.m., $12.
RITZ AT THE BOURSE
400 Ranstead St., 215-440-1181, landmarktheatres.com. Fight Club (1999, U.S., 139 min.): The joy of seeing Jared Leto getting punched in the face mixed with a critique of contemporary masculinity. Fri., July 26, midnight, $10.
1003 Arch St., 215-922-6888, thetroc.com. Maniac (2012, U.S., 89 min.): So, scalp fetishes are apparently a thing. Feature followed by screening of two shorts: Night and Day and Do You Believe in the Devil. Fri., July 26, 7 p.m., $8.
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