August 6th, 201970 views
the dog days of summer—meaning you’re likely hibernating in your 1500 Locust
apartment, soaking up air conditioning and Netflix. While escaping the heat is
on the minds of many, there’s one fun way to do just that while still getting
out and about in the city.
is known as a haven of arts and culture, and movie theaters are no exception.
There are a number of film venues right near your 1500 Locust apartment to
which you can easily stroll without breaking much of a sweat and take in quality
cinema, special events and more.
of the best-kept secrets in our area is the Philadelphia Film Center. Rebranded
last year from its former name of the Prince Theater, the center is an
old-school performance venue that—among its many claims to fame—is home to
Philadelphia’s largest movie screen. The 7.1 surround sound screen enables both
digital and 35 mm presentation, allowing the movie house to screen films from
all generations and genres. As a repurposed century-old venue, the Mainstage
offers comfy, theater-style seating, adding a unique element to the moviegoing
experience. The center also houses a BlackBox screen, offering intimate
cabaret-style seating. Your experience can be rounded out with a trip to the
refreshment stand, featuring everything from wine to candy and, of course,
Philadelphia Film Center shows everything from blockbuster hits to small, indie
films, it’s also a hub of special events. The venue is owned by the
Philadelphia Film Society, which uses it for galas, fundraisers, socials and
more. If you’re looking to get more involved in Philly’s flourishing film
scene, a trip to the Philadelphia Film Center is in order.
since it’s just two blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment, you can slip out
the front door and get right into the theater without having to weather too
much of our August temps!
Philadelphia Film Center