Coming soon to a brand new black box theater and arthouse cinema in the heart of Philadelphia

Located across from Love Park at 1435 Arch St. Fl. 2, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Now Playing at the Yellow Bicycle Theater

Washed in the Blood

Live Theater, 55m

Thu – Sun, Aug 3 – 27, $12 – $25

A school shooter invades the lives of a teenage evangelist, a juvenile delinquent, and a youth pastor, forcing them to ask whether faith is worth dying for. Written in the wake of the 2015 shooting at Umpqua Community College and revived in response to the recent shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville. Starring Jonathan Power, Jack Piccioni, John Crann, Varda Appleton, Dolores Susan Merino, and Billy Malone. 55m.

An intimate black box theater and indie cinema in the heart of Philadelphia

Located across from Love Park at 1435 Arch St. Fl. 2, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Coming in September for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Ashes Ashes

Live Theater, 1h 30m

Sep 7 –  21, $22/$17

You’ve met the men who built the bomb, now meet the men who dropped it… and the women they affected. Shuttling between 80s New York and 50s Hiroshima, this new play by Joshua Crone explores imagined encounters between a Japanese-American reporter, a Japanese survivor-turned-prostitute, and the pilot and co-pilot of the Enola Gay. Featuring Mayo Kinoshita, Kassidy Kimata, James Gavin, Joshua Crone and John Crann.

Black Box

Narrative Film, 1h 30m

World Premiere 8 pm Sat, Sep 9
Sat, Sep 10 at 4 pm & 7 pm, $9.11
Mon, Sep 11 at 8:46 am & 7 pm , PWYC (Pay What You Can)
Sat, Sep 16 at 2 pm and Sun, Sep 17 at 8:45 pm, $9.11

September, 2002. A dancer visits her late husband’s station, sparking an affair. A 9/11 fireman hides from his wife and himself. His son struggles alone, caught between an army recruiter and an uncle obsessed with the missing black boxes. Adapted for the screen and filmed largely in South Philly on and around the 20th anniversary of the attacks after citywide mandates ruled out participation in the 2021 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

Salt of the Earth

Documentary Film, 2h

Thu, Sep 7 – Thu Sep 21, PWYC (Pay What You Can, min. $5)

Inspired by mandate protests in Canada, a small group of U.S. truckers set off on a cross-country journey that gains steam as it nears Washington. Along the way, they share their stories, their hopes and fears, their reasons for risking everything. An inside look at the nationwide awakening that the mainstream media refused to cover.


Narrative Film, 1h 20m

Philly Fringe Festival Screenings
Sat, Sep 23 at 12 pm & 9 pm
Sun, Sep 24 at 2 pm & 4 pm

A revenge attack on an LA mosque gives way to a symbolist odyssey through a drought-stricken desert and a drowning city when a former Marine joins a writers circle in an effort to write his manifesto. A debut feature by Joshua Crone, starring Gabriel Miller Schwalenstocker, Varda Appleton and Julianne Kusmierczyk, music by Jonathan Crone, poster by Nico Baerenreuther.

Bicycle Shorts Film Festival

Fri, Sep 22 – Sun, Sep 24

A festival within a festival, featuring four 90-min screenings of short films and a 24-hour filmmaking contest with a bicycle theme. Write, act, direct, shoot, and edit or just sit back and watch the results. Each preselected film is screened twice, and every entry in the 24-hour contest is shown on the final day. Awards include the Audience Choice Award, the Prix Duchamp for best experimental film, the Golden Cheesesteak for best local film, and the Golden Bicycle for best 24-hour film. Bicycle Shorts Film Festival runs September 22-24 at the Yellow Bicycle Theater as part of the 2023 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.