Every summer, outdoor movie screenings are held all across the city (weather permitting). So when it comes to screening one of the most beloved—and hilarious—entries in the horror genre, why not do it at a cemetery?
As part of its Cinema in the Cemetery series of outdoor events with he Philadelphia Film Society, Laurel Hill Cemetery in Fairmount Park will treat audiences to a nighttime screening of Army of Darkness, the third installment in Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy that stars the one and only Bruce Campbell. With free parking nearby, refreshments available for purchase by The Chilly Banana, and an introduction by Travis Trew of the Philadelphia Film Society, this is a can’t-miss screening! Be mindful that Army of Darkness, like its two predecessors, is rated R and thus not suitable for children. Additionally, patrons are asked to bring their own blankets, beach chairs, and other personal seating so as to maximize their comfort as the movie plays amid the gravestones of the historic cemetery.
If you cannot make the July 28 (July 29 rain date) screening of Army of Darkness, do not despair. Cinema in the Cemetery will return on August 18 with the 1959 classic horror film House on Haunted Hill and again on September 8 with the cult 1970s film Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things (which is preceded by a special introduction by Dead Milkmen member Rodney Anonymous).
Cinema in the Cemetery Presents: Army of Darkness
9:00 p.m., Friday, July 28 (Rain date: July 29)
@ Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia
Tickets $10, advance purchase is suggested
For more information on all Laurel Hill Cemetery events, please visit their website.