Cinema in the Cemetery: Edward Scissorhands

/Cinema in the Cemetery: Edward Scissorhands

june, 2018

08jun8:00 pmCinema in the Cemetery: Edward Scissorhands

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Pack a picnic, gather some friends or a date, and enjoy an evening under the stars. As the sun sets over Laurel Hill’s historic tombs, the grainy joys of the film experience will be brought to life during the cemetery’s annual summertime movie series. June’s feature film, Edward Scissorhands (PG-13) directed by Tim Burton, will be presented in conjunction with the Philadelphia Film Society.

From the mind of Tim Burton, this whimsical classic follows its titular, blade-handed hero (Johnny Depp) as he leaves behind his lonely castle and moves in with a kindly Avon lady (Dianne Wiest) and her family. Though initially out of place in their sunny, picture-perfect suburb, Edward manages to win over his new neighbors by creating marvelous, sculpted creations out of everything from topiaries to poodles.

Arrive early for a special introduction led by Travis Trew of the Philadelphia Film Society. Bring your own blankets or beach chairs and/or picnics.

The screening will take place on Friday, June 8 at 8:00pm (with a prescheduled rain date of Saturday, June 9 at 8:00pm). The cemetery gates open at 7:00pm. Ticket holders can check in at Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance, 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot directly across the street from the Gatehouse.

The cost is $12/person general admission. Purchasing advance tickets is suggested.


(Friday) 8:00 pm


Laurel Hill Cemetery

3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132

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The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) is a "film commission" representing southeastern Pennsylvania that officially serves the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

We are a member of the Association of Film Commissions International (AFCI). GPFO, first established in 1985 as a part of Philadelphia city government, continues to reside within city offices.

In 1992, we became a regional economic development agency, incorporating in 2000 as the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation.


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