Prince Music Theater announces summer movie series

posted by CSWalczak on July 12, 2010 at 7:45 am

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Prince Music Theater which has a long history as a former movie theater dating back to 1921, has announced that it will be screening movies all summer, including “Toy Story 3”. The theater’s management thinks that regular film showings will help the theater, which has been struggling financially, in keeping its books in balance.

The Summer Cinema Series is part of the Prince’s strategy to keep the theater self-supporting, to fulfill its mission, and to serve a broad constituency from all segments of the community. In addition to first-run features, the Prince will offer a rich mix of live musical performances interwoven with independent premieres, film festival favorites, documentaries, and special interactive events, both on the Alter Mainstage and in the Independence Foundation Black Box. Plans for live musical performances and additional film programming will be announced in the weeks ahead.

The Summer Cinema series is one part of a three-year Prince Renaissance Plan aiming to rebuild and restore the Prince to full operations and return to full production, with a new business model and multiple revenue streams. Screenings of ‘Toy Story 3’ will continue on a regular full movie schedule. Other first-run features will be opening at the Prince throughout the summer months.

The full story is inBroadway World.

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Mikeoaklandpark on July 12, 2010 at 10:38 am

I think this is great news. Downtown needs a movie theater again. I think they should restore the marquee to what is was when it was the Midtown.

George Quirk
George Quirk on July 12, 2010 at 11:55 am

Hopefully this works, but while this series is underway, the theater was going to be auctioned on July 13 by TD Bank, but got a reprieve. Details in this article View link

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