Worldwide icon-chevron-right North America icon-chevron-right United States icon-chevron-right Pennsylvania icon-chevron-right Philadelphia icon-chevron-right Prince Theater

Prince Theater

Movie theaters, Independent Center City
3 out of 5 stars
prince theater philadelphia
Photograph: Courtesy Philadelphia Film Society

It has gone through many incarnations, but the Prince Theater, located in a prime spot near City Hall, has endured and remains a solid big-event setting in the heart of the city. The amenities are standard—reasonably comfortable seats and, they claim, Philly’s largest movie screen—but the central locale and grand architecture give it luster. It also acts as hub for the Philadelphia Film Festival, which brings in a slew of activities such as quizzo nights and an intriguing monthly local film showcase.

By: Piers Marchant


Venue name: Prince Theater
Address: 1412 Chestnut St
Cross street: between S 15th and Broad Sts
Price: $13, seniors and students $12
Do you own this business?
Static map showing venue location
  • Time Out says
    3 out of 5 stars
    Review by Joshua Rothkopf “I didn’t think I would have to save the world this summer,” says a near-terrified Peter Parker (Tom Holland, still charmingly dorky in an Anton Yelchin vein) near the front end of Spider-Man: Far from Home. Many viewers...
    Read more
  • Time Out says
    3 out of 5 stars
    Review by Joshua Rothkopf Something is off about this defiantly unmagical remake of The Lion King, a film that is both photorealistic—down to every artfully crafted lens flare and whisker on Simba’s chin—and the furthest thing from real. It’ll ei...
    Read more