PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is teaming up with the Greater Philadelphia Film Office to begin showing movies at their venue.

The Kimmel Center plans to host film-related events, screenings, and local premieres, in hopes of bringing new activity and new audiences to their venue.

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“We are confident that through this partnership we will establish the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts as a premier venue for movie screenings in Philadelphia,” said Anne Ewers, president and CEO of the Kimmel Center in a statement.

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Films will be shown in the Perelman Theater, using its newly installed, state-of-the-art digital equipment. The theater can host about 490 viewers, becoming the largest screening venue in Center City by about 30 seats.

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“Today’s movie-going audience hungers for more than an action film in a darkened multiplex,” said Sharon Pinkenson, Greater Philadelphia Film Office Executive Director, in a statement. “So we cannot wait to get started on this new venture of attracting the best that film has to offer in the Perelman Theater to our beloved Philadelphia.”