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108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, 215-345-7855, amblertheater.org. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954, U.S., 79 min.): The unforgettable B-movie starring a highly evasive prehistoric creature. Thu., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m, $9.75. Return of the Living Dead (1985, U.S., 91 min.): A humorous take on the cult classic Night of the Living Dead. Fri., Oct. 18, 11 p.m., $9.75.
BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE
824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-527-9898, brynmawrfilm.org. La Camioneta (2012, U.S./Guatemala, 72 min.): The true story of how discarded school buses end up in Guatemala. Q&A with director (and Ardmore native) Mark Kendall post-screening. Tue., Oct. 22, 7 p.m., $10.50.
227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, 610-917-1228, thecolonialtheatre.com. Escape from New York (1981, U.K., 99 min.): The sci-fi action thriller depicting a crime-riddled New York. Fri., Oct. 18, 9:45 p.m., $9. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948, U.S., 83 min.): A horror spoof with Frankenstein, the Wolf Man and even the invisible man. Sat., Oct. 19, 2 p.m., $5. The Black Cat (1934, U.S., 65 min.) and The Frozen Ghost (1945, U.S., 61 min.): At this double-feature, dead women, dead cats and a hypnotist who goes crazy and finds refuge in a wax museum. Sun., Oct. 20, 2 p.m., $9.
20 E. State St., Doylestown, 215-345-6789, countytheater.org. Nosferatu (1922, Germany, 81 min.): The silent Dracula classic, presented with a live score by Not So Silent Films. Wed., Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., $10.
26th Street and Ben Franklin Parkway, theawesomefest.com. Awesome Fest Drive-In: King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962, U.S/Japan, 91 min.) and Pacific Rim (2013, U.S., 131 min.): At this makeshift drive-in, watch monsters, new and old, duke it out. Fri., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., free-$19.33.
ETHICAL SOCIETY BUILDING
1906 S. Rittenhouse Sq., terrorfilmfestival.com. Terror Film Festival: Three days of horror flicks. Thu.-Sat., Oct. 17-19, prices vary.
3701 Chestnut St., 215-387-5125, ihousephilly.org. The Films of Peter Kubelka: A series of films by the avant-garde Austrian director. Sat., Oct. 19, 2 p.m., $9. Echosystems: 16mm films by Robert Todd: A series of shorts by the lyrical filmmaker. Mon., Oct. 21, 7 p.m., $9. An Evening with Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: A series of cinematic love letters to Puerto Rico. Tue., Oct. 22, 7 p.m., free.
3260 South St., 215-898-2680, penn.museum. African Independence (2013, U.S./South Africa/Kenya, 120 min.): A doc exploring Africa’s evolving story. Thu., Oct. 17, 5 p.m., free with museum admission of $12.
531 N. 12th St., 267-519-9651, philamoca.org. Night of the Living Dead (1968, U.S., 96 min.): In addition to the awesomeness of the original cult classic, the Andrew Alden Ensemble is presenting a new live score for the film. Thu., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., $12. Birdemic 2: the Resurrection (2013, U.S., 90 min.): Basically a modern version of The Birds, but cheesier and with eagles. Fri., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., $12. Birth of the Living Dead (2013, U.S., 76 min.): A doc about the making of Night of the Living Dead. Wed., Oct. 23, 8 p.m. $10.
SCRIBE VIDEO CENTER
4212 Chestnut St., 3rd floor, 215-222-4201, scribe.org. The Bombing of Osage Avenue (1986, U.S., 58 min.): A doc about the 1985 MOVE conflict. Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m., $5.
WOODMERE ART MUSEUM
9201 Germantown Ave., 215-247-0476, woodmereartmuseum.org. The Commitments (1991, U.S./U.K./Ireland, 118 min.): A film chronicling the travels of a soul band. Tue., Oct. 22, 7 p.m., $5 suggested donation.
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