Philly AIDS Thrift to host Gay Pride Month drive-in movie night

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Philly AIDS Thrift invites you to grab your cha-cha heels, clutch your pearls and head to the Philadelphia Navy Yard for a special movie fundraiser.

Philly AIDS Thrift, in collaboration with Philadelphia Film Society, presents a special Philly Gay Pride Month drive-in movie with “Female Trouble” on Wednesday, June 2. The 1974 cult classic by John Waters stars the one and only Divine – and the drive-in event will feature Divine-esque drag queens greeting and thanking all the movie-goers. Proceeds from the event will help raise money for a major building expansion that will include a brand-new donation intake center that means more donations can safely be taken in, producing more sales and even more grants to local nonprofits helping people with HIV/AIDS.

“Philly AIDS Thrift is expanding at our main location,” said Philly AIDS Thrift Board President Michael Byrne in a statement. “We are so excited about the new opportunities that the additional space will offer us in terms of increasing the processing of donations, as well as additional sales space. This will allow us to better fulfill our mission of funding life altering services for individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS across the Delaware Valley. Raising money for the new space and expansion, while watching a camp/cult classic is right up our alley – and the perfect way to celebrate Philly Gay Pride Month with our community.”

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Tickets for the drive-in movie are $35 per car, and include access to the movie, food trucks and a chance to win fun door prizes. Attendees can feel free to bring their own dinner – or enjoy food from a selection of local food trucks on site. The drive-in movie lot opens at 8 p.m., with the movie starting at 9 p.m. “Female Trouble” runs for 89 minutes. The entrance to the Philadelphia Navy Yard Drive-in is at Admiral Peary Way and League Island Boulevard.

“We are excited to celebrate June as Philly Gay Pride Month with another great drive-in movie with Philadelphia Film Society,” said Philly AIDS Thrift Co-Founder Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou. “We hope to sell out and use the money to pay for our expansion that is underway for a mid to late summer opening. Stay tuned for more details, big things are happening at Philly AIDS Thrift.”
For tickets and more information, visit www.phillyaidsthrift.com. For more about Philadelphia Film Society, visit www.filmadelphia.org.

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