Philly AIDS Thrift, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Film Society, recently announced a Halloween-themed social distancing party at the movies featuring âThe Shiningâ by Stanley Kubrick. Philadelphians can get into the Scary Spirit this Wednesday, October 13 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show time is 7 p.m.
“During the pandemic, we have had great success with our partnership with the Philadelphia Film Society and drive-in movie nights,” Philly AIDS Thrift co-founder Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou said in a statement. âWe have a great synergy together, and these drive-in movie nights have been so popular with our supporters. We hope to sell again and raise even more money for our grant program, as well as for ongoing renovations. “
Tickets are $ 35 per car, which includes entry to the movie and a free bag of stuff and goodies. Participants can bring their own dinner or enjoy food from local food trucks on site. Tickets for this event must be purchased in advance. No box office sales will be made on site.
âThe Shiningâ is a perfect fit for Philly AIDS Thrift, well known for their costumes, props and decorations during the Halloween season. In addition to the drive-in movie night, the association will be offering a birthday cake on October 16 (first come, first served) and host its annual 50% art sale, including all frames and art supplies.
âWe have been in business and raising millions of dollars for 16 years,â added Kallas-Saritsoglou. âI am so proud of the relationships we have built with our clients, donors, volunteers and service delivery organizations. We look forward to the next 16 years as we commit to both supporting local HIV organizations and serving the community. “
Philly AIDS Thrift distributes funds through its annual grant program and to date has awarded more than $ 3 million to more than 25 local HIV service organizations. The organization also provides free vouchers to HIV / AIDS service providers in the Philly area to help those in need of clothing assistance and household items.
âMovie night and retail sales are so important to our fundraising,â added Michael Byrne, Chairman of the Board. âWe are working hard to support organizations that need us – and organizations that also serve people living with HIV / AIDS during the global pandemic. We hope you can support our work and join us.
To purchase tickets for the drive-in movie night, visit filmadelphia.org/