Philly local and Jenkintown native Bradley Cooper has many new and exciting projects on the horizon. Not only is B-Coop on track to direct Clint Eastwood’s resurrection of “A Star is Born”, he is also in talks with the Philadelphia Film Society to purchase the naming rights for the city’s beloved Prince Theater, which comes with a $5 million price tag.
Since 1984, the American Music Theater Festival and the Prince Music Theater helped make Philadelphia into a major center for innovative, ambitious musical theater productions. The theater also has a long history in film, originally opening as the Karlton Theater in 1921 before changing to the Midtown Theater in 1950 where it showed first-run films until 1995. It has launched many premieres, from the world premiere of Beau Brummell starring Stewart Granger and Elizabeth Taylor in 1954 to the more recent premieres of The Words and About Last Night starring Philadelphia’s own Bradley Cooper and Kevin Hart, respectively. Under the direction of PFS, the Prince will continue to be the place where Hollywood comes to Philadelphia.
With the potential endorsement by Cooper, we can further solidify the strong and growing commitment that the city has to the theater, and its future. Stay tuned for more information…
You can also see the star on screen at the PFS Roxy Theater for his latest film, American Sniper. For all tickets and showtimes, visit http://filmadelphia.org/nowshowing