The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce a partnership with Art-Reach as an ACCESS Partner. Individuals can now use their ACCESS Card for discounted admission to PFS’s programs at the Philadelphia Film Center (1412 Chestnut Street).
ACCESS is a public initiative that empowers those individuals and families who come from a low-income household, or those with disabilities, to engage with arts and culture in the Greater Philadelphia region at a rate they can afford. Individuals with an ACCESS Card can attend various arts and cultural organizations for only $2. Thousands of ACCESS Cardholders engage with the program every month, and Cardholders can bring up to four people with them for their visit. In 2018, Art-Reach expanded the program to include performance and live arts venues, making it the first program of its kind in the country to unite the museum and theater communities in a comprehensive engagement strategy. ACCESS provides opportunities by removing the financial barrier to access for many in the area.
“The core of our mission here at the Film Society is to create opportunities for diverse communities to experience film,” states J. Andrew Greenblatt, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Film Society. “By partnering with Art-Reach and becoming an ACCESS Partner, we are continuing our goal to make film more accessible to the greater Philadelphia community.”
“We are excited to have our first Film Partner join ACCESS,” says Charlie Miller of Art-Reach. “The Philadelphia Film Center is making a commitment to welcoming low-income and disabled patrons into their spaces by removing financial barriers that might otherwise keep them from enjoying the amazing offerings on Chestnut Street.”
For the low-cost of $2 per person, ACCESS Cardholders can attend upcoming screenings of SHAFT on 35MM, family-friendly films ALADDIN & INSIDE OUT with pre-screening activities, and the limited series They Call Him Mr. Poitier – honoring the groundbreaking legacy of Academy Award Winner® Sidney Poitier, among many other titles at the Philadelphia Film Center which is wheelchair accessible. To see additional films being shown at the Philadelphia Film Center please visit Filmadelphia.org/NowShowing.