Movies Under The Stars

Family, neighbors, blankets, popcorn, food trucks, and a 26-foot screen can only mean Movies Under the Stars

The neighborhood drive-in movie theater experience is reinvented and perfect for those lazy summer nights. Every Friday evening in August, we show popular films on the lawn of the Water Tower Recreation Center projected on a 26 foot screen. Families bring their friends, blankets, and lawn chairs and fill up the terraced lawn.  The fun starts at 7:00 p.m. with Philadelphia food trucks set up to sell delicious treats, entrees, beverages and sandwiches. Come early and enjoy a picnic before the film begins at 8:00 p.m.


Just another event the CHCA organizes to bring people together to enjoy good times, a good movie, some good food… all outdoors under the night sky at Water Tower Recreation Center. Water Tower Recreation Center is located at 209 East Hartwell Lane, Phila., Pa.

Friday evenings in August.
Food trucks arrive at 7:00 p.m., film starts at 8:00 p.m.
Depending on the film and weather, we have seen 200-300 participants per night.
If it rains, the film will be canceled. We will post a decision on Facebook, on our website, and have a message on our voice mail at 215-248-8810.

If it rains the film will be canceled. We will post a decision on Facebook, on our website and have a message on our voice mail at 215-248-8810.

Thank you to our main sponsor:

Temple Health - Chestnut Hill Hospital


How do I volunteer?
Volunteering is a Chestnut Hill tradition. The CHCA has many committees comprised of volunteers planning for our events and addressing a variety of community issues. We always welcome new volunteers! Another way to get involved is to run for a seat on the Board of Directors. Board members serve for 3-year terms and meet on the fourth Thursday of every month except December. You don’t need to be a member to join most of our committees. To volunteer, call 215-248-8810 or email

How can I sponsor an event?
The CHCA holds many events throughout the year, including the Pastorius Park Summer Concert SeriesMovies Under the Stars, the Fall Frolic, the Chestnut Hill Holiday House Tour, the Chestnut Hill Holiday Parade, and the Hoops Madness Basketball Tournament. We invite businesses and individuals to sponsor any or all of them. It’s a great way to increase your exposure with those who live and work in Chestnut Hill.

To discuss or secure any level of sponsorship contact Anne McNiff, CHCA Executive Director 215-248-8811,

Contact CHCA with any questions 215-248-8810 or