May 24, 2010

On Thursday evening, May 27, “The Last” shall be first, as Classic Rock 102.9 MGK and the Philadelphia Film Society launch the beginning of their free classic rock-themed movie series, “Rockin’ Reels At The Piazza”, at the 80,000 square foot open-air plaza known as The Piazza at Schmidt’s. “MGK’s Rockin’ Reels” series will take place monthly, on Thursday evenings, from 6pm to 9pm.

Martin Scorcese’s “The Last Waltz”, a documentary film that captures The Band’s legendary, celebrity guest filled final concert will be the first screening in the series. “The Last Waltz” is lauded by many as one of the best-sounding and best-looking rock films ever. The concert features guest appearances by Neil Young, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Ronnie Wood and Eric Clapton as well as insightful interview segments with band members.

Prior to the start of the movie, attendees will enjoy an up-tempo Classic Rock soundtrack, activities themed around that evening’s movie and will be able to take part in “Text To Win Classic Rock Trivia” on the Piazza’s huge 26 foot by 16 foot LED screen. Screenings will begin promptly at 7pm. Admission is free and a considerable amount of free parking is available.

Below you’ll find “MGK’s Rockin’ Reels at The Piazza” screening schedule:

5/27 -“The Last Waltz”
6/24 – “Almost Famous” – based on Cameron Crowe’s adventures at Rolling Stone Mag
7/15 – “Shine A Light” - Scorcese’s Rolling Stones feature film documentary
8/19 – “Song Remains The Same” – Led Zeppelin concert filmed over 3 days at MSG
9/16 – “Stop Making Sense” – Jonathan Demme’s innovative Talking Heads concert film
BART BLATSTEIN, founder and president of TOWER INVESTMENTS, INC., the city’s leading development firm, opened THE PIAZZA AT SCHMIDT’S on Friday, May 15, 2009. THE PIAZZA is a beautifully landscaped, 80,000 square foot open-air plaza with free events year-round, surrounded by three new buildings including 35 artist’s studios and boutiques, four new restaurants, 500 apartments and 50,000 square feet of office space in the NORTHERN LIBERTIES neighborhood of PHILADELPHIA.

The Philadelphia Film Society is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization that values film as a unique form of artistic expression and as a reflection of cultural, social, and economic diversity. It is the mission of the Philadelphia Film Society to promote film as a powerful means for strengthening community education, understanding, and engagement. PFS achieves its mission through various year-round film events, including the annual Philadelphia Film Festival, scheduled for October 14-24, 2010, the Philadelphia Film Festival Spring Preview, and the filmadelphiaEXPERIENCE screening series, which serve to extend the Philadelphia Film Festival throughout the year.

For more information, contact Dan Fein, Promotion Director WMGK at 610-617-4866.