Downtown Phoenix’s indie film theater, FilmBar, is closing its unique place.
Like numerous theaters and other smaller enterprises, the theater has struggled for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“If you want to see it just one previous time right before we close it, we’re even now producing it offered for economical rentals via the stop of February,” FilmBar operator Kelly Aubey reported in FilmBar’s Jan. 26 newsletter.
While its indoor theater will near, Aubey recently took the flicks outside with a new outdoor theater at Pemberton PHX, also in downtown Phoenix.
The outside theater presently seats 76 with social distancing, but seating can be greater to 150 in the long term.
“The Pemberton will extra generally showcase the lighter side of FilmBar — retro, cult, and fun indie stuff as perfectly as our signature occasions like the Big Gay Singalong, The Home screenings, The Rocky Horror Photo Display,” Aubey said in the push launch.
“The artsier side of FilmBar will be presented with the aid of the Phoenix Art Museum, outdoor in their courtyard.”
Commencing Feb. 26, the venue will have a complete bar, in accordance to the push launch.
In addition to partnering with Pemberton, FilmBar and Phoenix Artwork Museum have come alongside one another for “Movies in the Back garden” a four-month collection of outside indie films.
The exhibits will choose spot in the museum’s Dorrance Sculpture Back garden and consist of:
- “El Topo” on Feb. 12 and 13.
- “In the Mood for Adore” on Feb. 25, 26 and 27.
- “A Hard Day’s Evening” on March 11, 12 and 13.
- “Touki Bouki” on March 24 and 26.
- “Black Orpheus” on April 8, 9 and 10.
- “La Strada” on April 29 and 30.
- “Gimme Shelter” on Might 13, 14 and 15.
- “Tokyo Drifter” on May well 27 and 28.
Tickets are $12 for PhxArt Customers and FilmBar Endless-ish Associates and $15 for the normal general public. See phxart.org/functions/movies for more details.
Elizabeth Montgomery is Arts and Culture Reporter for The Arizona Republic, azcentral.com. Reach her at [email protected] or 602-444-8764. Comply with her on Twitter @emontnews. Assistance neighborhood journalism. Subscribe to azcentral.com today.