March 08, 2015
I could not be more thrilled to have the Film Society owning and operating the Prince Theater," said Executive Director Andrew Greenblatt in a press release sent out this morning. "The Prince has always been a critical part of the Philadelphia Film Festival, and equally integral to other Philadelphia arts non-profits."
Under PFS ownership, the Prince will offer both film and live performances throughout the year. It is already reopened for business and will stage the hip-hop musical 'The Last Jimmy' beginning on March 18, as well as the The Curtis Institute's May opera.
According to Philly.com, the $8 million deal was financed in full by the Wyncote Foundation. PFS will not incur any debt, but does plan to raise money for cash reserves, an endowment, and capital needs.
More information on 2015 programming at the Prince will be announced in the near future.