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SAVE THE 941 THEATER!!
The 941 Theater is a multi-use independent theater space, hosting movie screenings, live music, theater performances, art shows and much more. This is the first indie theater of this type to open in Philly in over 10 years; there are not many places in Philadelphia like this let alone the entire country. The 941 Theater provides access for the people of Philadelphia to a broader variety of films by programming films that are not available here because there is no venue for them. Additionally, the 941 Theater provides an intimate, personal venue for fans to see their favorite bands in an environment they would not normally experience. If the 941 Theater closes, it’s not likely that another space of its type with take its place.
Bands who have performed at 941 include The Dickies, The Angry Samoans, The Phenomenauts, The AKA's, Digable Planets, Black Landlord, ZO2, Dr. Fameus of the Disco Biscuits, Pilfers, Bellameurte, The Old Souls and much more.
Screenings and events include Flight of the Conchords, Bam Margera, Bjork, Bill Plympton, Lamb of God, Adam Rifkin, Ron Jeremy, Martin Atkins and Invisible Records, the Found Footage Festival, Raspberry Brothers, Animation Block Party, Backseat Film Festival, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Zoo York, and much more
“Best New Venue” 2009 Best of Philly – Philadelphia Magazine
2009 City Paper Choice Award Winner – “The Screen Savers”
“The 941 guys are the future for celebrating cult cinema and truly indie
Scott Johnston – Philadelphia Film Festival
“A home at last for local directors and their films” - Philadelphia Inquirer
Dear Friends and Patrons of the 941 Theater,
We regret to inform you that The 941 Theater is in imminent danger of closing down forever. As you may know, we’ve worked hard to support the art, film and music communities in Philadelphia by creating a safe and accessible venue everyone can enjoy. In the process of trying to keep our prices low and the venue friendly to emerging artists and filmmakers, we have found ourselves in a financial situation where our overhead has become much greater than our profits. In the process, important paperwork and licenses have lapsed and we are being forced to shut our doors for the month of November. Due to our dire financial situation, every day our doors are closed we lose the important money that needs to go back into the theater. We are currently working on a huge fundraiser which needs to happen before the end of November in order for us to gain the funds to help re-open the theater. If you are willing to donate your time and efforts to help save the 941 Theater, please contact us at BOOKING@941theater.com. We know times are tough for everyone, but if you are willing to make a monetary donation, every little bit helps and would be greatly appreciated.
If you have any further questions or would like to donate money or be involved in some way, please contact us at: BOOKING@941theater.com
Thank you so much for your time and efforts. They are greatly appreciated!
941 Theater Staff and Management
Please let us know when the fundraiser will be. Also, I saw initial articles about this and saw the Black Landlord show advertised but I was never sure where to find viewing info about the place. Can you let us know where we'll find info about this theatre if it does reopen? Thanks in advance. Seemed like a very cool thing--upset I have yet to get there.
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