Kimmel Center Now Open For Movie Showings

CBS Philly:

On Tuesday, officials at the Kimmel Center unveiled their brand new digital installation in the Perelman Theater which they hope will be the venue chosen by corporations and filmmakers alike to screen their productions.

“This is a place for our entire community,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center. “So no matter what your interest is in, whether it is film or live performing arts, this is your home.”

“We are looking forward to having our first movie premiere next Monday,” said Greater Philadelphia Film Office Executive Director Sharon Pinkenson. “It will be an invitation only event, a premiere of Philadelphia Filmmaker Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’”

So, probably there won’t be movies every night or even every week. But, aside from premieres, Kimmel officials hope the movie equipment and theater can be rented out by nonprofit groups, corporations, and even students.