By Mike Dougherty

By Mike Dougherty

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Roxy Theater at 20th and Sansom re-opened under new ownership Friday.

The Roxy re-opened with Children’s Night and a showing of “Zarafa”, a French animated film with English subtitles.

The theater is now owned and operated by the Philadelphia Film Society. Managing director Parinda Patel says they have grand plans for this tiny theater.

“We’re showing first run films, we’re showing what we want to. We’re holding programs for local filmmakers,” Patel said.

She says construction delays kept pushing the re-launch date further and further, but they have completely gutted the place and it’s worth the wait.

“The walls, the screens, the projection system. We actually have a state-of-the-art theater. We’re able to show pretty much any format of film here, so it’s nothing like what the old theater was like,” Patel said.

Tickets are $14 or $10 for PFS members.

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Mike Dougherty