Mark Wahlberg in Philly for Broken City Screening
Prince Theater was the scene for a big movie screening last night, as hundreds of very excited fans lined up outside the theater in hopes of meeting one of Hollywood’s biggest hunks and movie stars, Mark Wahlberg. Wahlberg was in town to promote his new movie, Broken City, with his director Allen Hughes. Although the movie wasn’t filmed here, Wahlberg is no stranger to Philadelphia; he’s filmed five movies in our city. Last night, Mayor Nutter, along with Sharon Pinkenson, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, presented him with a city proclamation making him an “honorary citizen” and thanked him for being the actor that has made the most films in the city. Broken City opens nationwide January 18th.
Below: Wahlberg and Hughes signed the casting wall near the green room, while waiting to go on stage to introduce the movie. Wahlberg signed Philadelphia Eagle Vince Papale’s number #83; he played Papale in the movie Invincible, which was filmed in Philly.