It’s been some time since Ray Murray ran an actual movie theater. The old Theater of the Living Arts is now a concert hall, and his company, TLA Video, does business strictly online now, having closed all its video rental stores. But the movie theater bug apparently has infected him again, for he has come up with a new use for part of the TLA warehouse at 631 N. Sixth Street in Northern Liberties.
He showed preliminary sketches of his proposed Warehouse Cinema to the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association (NLNA) at its Jan. 28 zoning committee meeting.
The theater would bring a new concept in cinema to Philadelphia: the “lounge style” theater that makes the moviegoing experience something closer to home theater, only with bigger screens, better sound, and a greater variety of food and drink available.