Summer LGBTQ Festival Headquartered at the Prince Theater
So where’s qFLIX Philadelphia 2015, July 7-12 screening films for the city’s, and region’s, leading LGBTQ film festival this summer? Producers Thom Cardwell and James Duggan just signed on today to use the Prince Theater at Chestnut and Broad Streets, with the new owners, the Philadelphia Film Society.
Conveniently located to the Avenue of the Arts, Center City and the Gayborhood, the Prince offers state-of-the-arts digital equipment for screening films, and was totally renovated within the past two years, with all new seating, carpets, painted walls, new curtains, and an impressively large screen.
Films at the Prince’s main stage theater will be screened on July 8, 9, 10 and 11, holding the greatest number of premieres, features, documentaries, shorts, and award presentations of any of qFLIX Philadelphia 2015’s venues, serving as the festival’s headquarters.
“We are happy that the Prince Theater was saved and that we are returning there with qFLIX Philadelphia 2015. We are pleased to call the Prince our festival headquarters, and look forward to working with its new staff to produce a world-class festival for our LGBTQ community in the city and region,” said Duggan.
Cardwell added, ”While we have a new name, new media, and new attitude, we’re pleased to retain and continue some traditions, our LGBTQ film festival in Philadelphia always used the Prince as a venue, from the first year its doors opened. To be able to return again for qFLIX Philadelphia 2015 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 Prince lobby has the convenience of having a full service bar which will help make the perfect combination of a cocktail and movie during the large number of screenings being held for qFLIX Philadelphia 2015.
Opening and closing gala night films will be premiered at the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center; supported in part by the Wyncote Foundation. Additional films and “New Media: It’s All About The Web,” will be screened at the Caplan Theater at University of the Arts, and the Black Box at Ascend at Tavern on Camac.
qFLIX will be presented in cooperation with its fiscal sponsor, Philadelphia Independent Film and Video (PIFVA), and with support from Wyncote Foundation, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, and sponsors Breaking Glass Pictures, The Tavern Group, LinguiSearch, and the Center City District and other sponsors.