They love Halloween and spooky season at Philly AIDS Thrift in Queen Village. Staff put up decorations and don inventive outfits, and the store is known as one of the top spots in the region to get costumes, accessories, and decor for Halloween.
In years past, Philly AIDS Thrift would close the street each fall for a giant block party with thousands of supporters and shoppers. Due to the global pandemic, the local non-profit had to think out of the box and rethink their largest and single most important fundraising events for the year.
So on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Philly AIDS Thrift, in collaboration with Philadelphia Film Society, presents a socially distanced drive-in screening of cult classic Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice at the Navy Yard.
“We are so excited to be able to find a way to celebrate with our supporters, fans and shoppers around the city,” said Philly AIDS Thrift cofounder Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou. “Fifteen years in business and raising millions of dollars is a major milestone that I am thankful every day to be a part of – we’ve built relationships over those 15 years with shoppers, donors, volunteers and service providing organizations. I am so proud of all we have accomplished together – and specifically am so proud of our staff and all the volunteers that keep supporting us! We look forward to the next 15 years of being committed to both supporting local HIV organizations and to serve the community by selling interesting, eclectic and affordable items!”
Tickets for the Drive-In Movie Night are $30 per car and are available on the PFS website (no tickets available onsite). Each car enjoys admission to the movie plus a free bag of tricks and treats. Attendees can feel free to bring their own dinner – or enjoy food from a selection of local food trucks on site.
“We were pretty discouraged and disheartened to know our annual anniversary block party couldn’t take place,” said Kallas-Saritsoglou. “We challenged ourselves to make the most of the situation and get out of the box to create something new, wonderful and fun – but safe of course too. I attended one of the first pop-up Drive-In Socials at the Navy Yard earlier this year and thought it was fun, fantastic, vintage and safe – and the wheels started turning. We hope everyone can join us for this truly special night.”
In addition to the Drive-In Movie Night, Philly AIDS Thrift will host their biggest sale of the year from Thursday, October 8th to Sunday, October 11th. Look for a different sale running each day, plus complimentary cake while supplies last each day.
Thursday, October 8th
EVERYTHING $10 or less is 25% OFF!
Friday, October 9th
Everything $10 to $20 is 25% OFF!
Saturday, October 10th
Everything $20 to $100 is 25% OFF!
Sunday, October 11th
Everything over $100 is 25% OFF!