There are folding chairs and other seating options available, but we invite our attendees to bring their own favorite camping chairs, beanbags, or other seating to make their experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
In addition to the full event schedule below, make sure to check out our food vendors and stay tuned in the next week for our final announcement on the amazing vendors that will be peddling their incredible wares at the event (like Diabolik DVD, Strange and Unusual T-Shirts, MovieJawn, and Sugar Anarchy), as well as how you can sign up to get your OFFICIAL Skate or Die festival tattoo from local tattoo artist Brandon Bechtel and get pictures at the festival picture booth presented by Black Cherry Photography!
Friday Night Kickoff Party, 7pm-12am, Age 15+ w/ ID (under 18 must be accompanied by adult), 21+ to drink.
$20 for single night event or included with full weekend pass.
Beer from sponsor Hares Hill Brewing Company included, festival themed mixed drinks available at extra cost.
Doors open at 7:00pm, but the food will be ready in the parking lot food court by 6:00pm.
Award winning short films from Joe Badon, Chris McInroy, Brian Lonano, and Anthony Cousins.
SPECIAL SECRET SCREENING following the shorts and live music. As noted above, you are welcome to use the rink’s folding chairs but are encouraged to bring something more comfortable to sit in if you desire.
Doors open at noon. Food should be available around that time in parking lot food court.
Noon also marks the start of Saturday first event, the Totally Awesome 80s Halloween Skate, which features a Stranger Things costume contest with prizes and other special surprises, as well.
Around 2pm, LVAC presents our afternoon centerpiece film, a retro screening of 1987’s neo-classic kindertrauma masterpiece The Gate. The film will be accompanied by a fun retro presentation, curated by our own Dan Tabor, long time Philadelphia film stalwart that you may know from critic circles and festival programs alike. Keep in mind that for this and all of our film blocks, chairs are available, but you are invited to bring your favorite camping chair, beanbag, or other comfy seating option along with you to enhance your experience.
And the All Ages part of the day wraps up with WMMR’s Comic Book Gurus going on around 4:30pm, recording a live podcast from the rink, where they will talk all the nerdiest, most fun, and spookiest comic book news and nostalgia, as well as involve the audience and give out some great prizes.
Saturday R-Rated Fun, no one under 18 without an accompanying adult, 6-10pm.
Around 6pm, we’ll be asking anyone under 18 without a guardian to head on home, because the content is getting a bit more adult. Parents and adults who feel comfortable with their kids and teens remaining for this portion of the day are welcome to do so until the late night events begin, however they must remain with their accompanying adult for this portion of the program.
The R-Rated Fun kicks off with the local films block, Pottstown and Beyond. This block features a variety of short films from local filmmakers ranging in age, location, and influences. The diversity of the filmmakers is reflected in the diversity of the films, ranging in tone, style, budget, and length. Some of the filmmakers are playing festivals for the first time in their lives and others are seasoned veterans, but everyone brings something exciting and unique to the table.
The films are followed by a Q&A roundtable with folks involved in the films, including the director and star of Bronko, which is having its world premiere at the festival.
Around 8:15, our main feature for the evening is hitting the screen. The catalyst for the festival founder’s idea to have a film festival at a roller rink, 2013 Ozploitation horror film MurderDrome is making its US big screen debut and in the most fitting place. Presented by Ochotny Wealth Management, this bloody good time is all centered around roller derby and roller skating… sure to be a crowd pleaser that you won’t want to miss.
Late Night Program, 10pm-2am, Age 18+ w/ ID, 21+ to drink.
Based on the nature of the late night feature, no one under 18 will be admitted, period. Trust us, it’s not a film for kids or teens. Once the Late Night Program begins, we’ll bust out the mixed drinks, and share some great free beer from our official beer sponsor, Hare’s Hill Brewing, for our adults only soiree.
Around 10pm, we’ll be presenting the long lost extreme horror anthology The Profane Exhibit, with a live introduction from our own Madeleine Koestner, whom covered this film with publications such as Fangoria back when it was originally supposed to be released over a decade ago. Along with this introduction, we’ll be sharing some special words for the festival crowd from the one and only Uwe Boll!
We understand that extreme cinema isn’t for everyone, so during this time, our own Adrianna Gober (Frank Banko Alehouse programmer and former Midnight Movie Society curator) will be hosting horror trivia with great prizes at our parking lot food court, with the help of our own marketing guru Luke Eccles as her personal Vanna White. So if graphic violence and sadism aren’t your bag, you can try your hand at some prizes while you enjoy the food from our food vendors and some free beer from Hares Hill!
But it’s not gonna end on a bleak note or dark depravity, no! We need a pick-me-up after that death and destruction from The Profane Exhibit! That pick-me-up is the Hares Hill Brewing Afterparty featuring live sets from Wormtooth and DJ Code Freeze.