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City Life

School District Board Says It Can’t Remove Embattled Official Christine Alonso

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Interboro School District Board Says It Can’t […]

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City Life

Eastern State Just Canceled This Year’s Terror Behind the Walls

File this with the long list of 2020 events the pandemic has shut down: Eastern State Penitentiary has officially canceled this year’s installment of the […]

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City Life

Eastern State Showcases Work of Incarcerated Filmmakers in “Hidden Lives Illuminated”

When Sean Kelley, director of interpretation at Eastern State Penitentiary, stood before inmates at the Chester State Correctional Institution a year ago to ask if they wanted to […]

Business

I Love My Job: Meet the Woman Scaring the Hell Out of You at Eastern State

Jenny Tomczak is the terrifyingly dynamic woman keeping Eastern State Penitentiary really scary. After joining the attraction as an actor nearly 15 years ago, Tomczak […]

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City Life

Philly Celebrates Eastern State Penitentiary’s Final Bastille Day

Alas, all good things must come to an end — and Eastern State Penitentiary’s beloved Bastille Day event, which took over Fairmount Avenue one last time […]

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City Life

Eastern State Penitentiary Is Getting Rid of Bastille Day

Say goodbye to the Eastern State Penitentiary’s Bearded Ladies, Tastykake-throwing days. The penitentiary announced on Thursday that its 2018 Bastille Day celebration, to be held […]

Foobooz

Eastern State Penitentiary Celebrates Bastille Day With 2,000 Tastykakes

It turns out there are more perks to having a historical site like Eastern State Penitentiary in the neighborhood (aside from education about mass incarceration […]

Things to Do

Skate With Zombies on Friday the 13th

The ghoulish zombies from Eastern State Penitentiary‘s Terror Behind the Walls are making a rare non-Halloween appearance tomorrow, in honor of Friday the 13th. They’ll […]

Be Well Philly

Fact: Doing Yoga at Eastern State Penitentiary Should Be on Your Bucket List 

Confession: I am not a Halloween person. The last time I put any ounce of effort into a costume was when I was a “pop […]

Things to Do

Throw Tastykakes from a Tower for Bastille Day

We’ve wrapped up Independence Day festivities for another year, but don’t put away your red, white and blue gear just yet. July 14 is Bastille […]

Foobooz

Iron Throne and Game of Thrones Beer Coming to Philadelphia

With today’s news of Game of Thrones dragons descending on Dilworth Park, we thought it might be a good time to tell you that Brewery Ommegang’s […]

City

WATCH: Ghost Hunter Traipses Through Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary may now be best known as a historic site and an annual Halloween attraction, but the realities of the prison were more […]

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What to Expect at This Year’s Terror Behind the Walls

Is the Eastern State Penitentiary haunted? Maybe, but scares were definitely plentiful as the preserved prison kicked off its Halloween-season show, Terror Behind the Walls, over the […]

Things to Do

Secret Cinema Presents Outside the Wall, a Prison Film Shot in Eastern State Penitentiary…at Eastern State Penitentiary

What could be cooler than watching a locally shot prison (and parole) film from inside the very same prison where it was shot 66 years […]

Things to Do

Edith Piaf, The Pope and a Human Tastykake Celebrate Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary

It’s one of Philly’s most treasured traditions: Thousands storm Eastern State Penitentiary on Bastille Day to reenact the great French Revolution with a cast of […]