Prince Music Theater to Host qFLIX and Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus

Good news for the storied venue, which was recently saved from permanent closure.

Photo from The Jewish Exponent.

Photo from The Jewish Exponent.

It was recently announced that the Prince Music Theater, which sadly went bankrupt and closed last November, was given new life thanks to a deal struck by the Philadelphia Film Society. Suddenly the storied venue is planning a slew of events for the coming year, a couple of which will be gay, gay, gay.

First up, the songbirds of Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus will present their next show there, “Summer in the City.” The concert, which will include “musical favorites from your summer memories,” takes place May 15th at 8 pm and May 16th at 2 and 8 pm. (More information and tickets can be found here.)

Then there’s qFLIX. The city’s newest LGBT film festival will set up its headquarters there, where they will host a majority of the screenings comprising this year’s festival itinerary.

“Our LGBTQ film festival in Philadelphia always used the Prince as a venue, from the first year its doors opened,” says qFLIX co-founder Thom Cardwell. “To be able to return is a special joy of producing the city’s summer festival. Besides, we are aware of how much our loyal and passionate supporters of the festival enjoy seeing films screened at the Prince.”

The full-service bar in the lobby is pretty sweet, too!

qFLIX runs July 7-12. More information can be found here.