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Philadelphia Film Center

1412 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19102

Originally a clothing store, the site at 1412 Chestnut because a theater in 1921, designed by Philadelphia theater architects Hoffman-Henon. In 2015, The Philadelphia Film Society, a non-profit arts organization, acquired the historic building and renamed it the Prince Theater. In 2018, the Philadelphia Film Society rededicated it to film and inaugurated the Philadelphia Film Center. Debuting at the 27th Philadelphia Film Festival, the Philadelphia Film Center moved exclusively to film programming at the start of 2019, with regular first-run and independent films screening daily alongside an increased curated program.



  • The Philadelphia Film Center is designed for wheelchair access. The main lobby entrance is ramped, and restrooms are accessible in the lower lobby via elevator.
  • Wheelchair accessible locations, designated aisle transfer seats (Mainstage only), and companion seating are available for all performances, and may be purchased online or by calling our box office at 215-422-4580.
  • Assistive Listening Devices for patrons who need additional amplification are available for live events (Mainstage only). Please inquire with House Management upon arrival to obtain a device. 
  • Trained service animals are welcome at the Philadelphia Film Center.