July 12, 2010

102.9 MGK & the Philadelphia Film Society present “Rockin’ Reels At The Piazza” a FREE classic rock themed movie series at Piazza at Schmidt’s. Our latest screening: Cheap Trick “Live at Budokan”

102.9 MGK & The Philadelphia Film Society will be “surrendering” to Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen (guitarist) and Tom Petersson (bassist) on Thursday July 15 at the Piazza at Schmidt’s. Nielsen and Petersson will be doing a thirty minute autograph signing before they introduce Cheap Trick’s legendary concert movie, “Live at Budokan”, which was recorded in Japan. The screening will be the third in a series of FREE monthly outdoor movie screenings that they’ll be hosting on Thursday evenings.

The autograph signing will take place from 7:30pm to 8:00pm. They’ll introduce “Live at Budokan” at 8:05pm. The movie will begin at approximately 8:10pm. “Live A Budokan” has been credited as helping launch Cheap Trick’s career in America. Cheap Trick has sold over 20 million records worldwide. They are playing the Mann Center on July 16 with Squeeze. Tickets are still available for the show. Cheap Trick are currently on tour to promote their newest release “The Latest” – available on CD, vinyl and 8-track (the #1 selling 8-track in the world).

Special note: The band will not be signing memorabilia, instruments or any other items. WMGK and the band’s management will provide an item that the band will sign for those in attendance.

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

8/19 – “Song Remains The Same” – Led Zeppelin concert filmed over 3 days at MSG
9/16 – “Shine A Light” - Scorcese’s Rolling Stones feature film documentary
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, please contact Dan Fein, Promotion Director WMGK, at 610.617.4866