Movie Night on Friday, June 17 from 8:00 to 10:00 PM at Laurel Hill Cemetery
Pack a picnic, gather some friends, and enjoy an evening under the stars! As the sun sets over the historic tombs, the grainy joys of the film experience will be brought to life during the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries’ annual Cinema in the Cemetery series.
In honor of Juneteenth and the many Civil War connections at our cemeteries, June’s feature film will be Glory directed by Edward Zwick and presented in conjunction with the Philadelphia Film Society.
About the film: Glory (1989) is an American historical war drama film about the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, one of the Union Army’s earliest African-American regiments in the American Civil War. It stars Matthew Broderick as Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the regiment’s commanding officer, and Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, and Morgan Freeman as fictional members of the 54th. The film depicts the soldiers of the 54th from the formation of their regiment to their heroic actions at the Second Battle of Fort Wagner. The screenplay by Kevin Jarre was based on the books Lay This Laurel (1973) by Lincoln Kirstein and One Gallant Rush (1965) by Peter Burchard and the personal letters of Shaw.
Please note this film is rated R.
Date: Friday, June 17
Inclement weather date: Saturday, June 18
Time: Doors open at 7 PM; Movie begins at 8 PM
Movie run time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
$20/General Admission (Ages 13 and up)
$17/Seniors (Ages 65+) and Students with ID
$15/Members of the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries and the Museum
$10/Youth (Ages 6-12)
Free/Ages 5 and under
Please note - youth and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
ADVANCE TICKET SALES END AT 3:30 PM ON Friday, June 17
Use of the inclement weather date will be determined by 3:00 PM on Friday, June 17 and will be emailed to all ticket holders, updated on our website (www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org), and on our social media accounts. We use the hourly forecast at www.weather.com to make the decision. If the inclement weather date is utilized, we will make the weather call by 3:00 PM Saturday, June 18. If we will need to reschedule the event completely, it will be communicated in the abovementioned ways.
EVENT ENTRANCE: Check in will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery’s SOUTH GATE, on the corner of Ridge Avenue and W. Huntingdon Street.
- GENERAL PARKING is limited, free, self-park, and available on a first come, first served basis at:
The Dell Music Center
2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19132
RIDE SHARE DROP OFF (UBER/LYFT): Use The Dell Music Center address
- ACCESSIBLE PARKING is available by entering at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. If you need accessible parking, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- SEPTA PUBLIC TRANSIT: Route 61 bus drops off at the corner of Ridge Avenue and W. Huntingdon Street, right by the event entrance.
- BICYCLES: Are allowed in the cemetery.
- Click here for visiting guidelines.
- You are welcome to bring refreshments and snacks.
- Portable toilets, including an accessible toilet, will be available.
**Check your email inbox (including Spam/Junk) the day before the event for additional information and directions.**