After months of construction and anticipation, Filmbar owner Kelly Aubey and Programming Director Steve Weiss announce that they're gearing up to open their downtown Phoenix film joint, complete with digital projection of indie films, comfy seating, and a full service bar serving beer, wine, coffee, and soda.
And now we just twiddle our indie-loving thumbs until the doors open on February 3.
No price has been announced on beverages, but ticket prices will be $8 per seat for regular shows from Tuesday to Sunday and $5 for "Mixed Bag Monday" repertory shows. Special engagements with filmmakers will be more expensive, reportedly.
What's riding down the reels in this new theater? Let us put it this way: leave your Trons at the door. According to a press release issued by Aubey and Weiss, "Programming will help fill the "niche" smaller independent films that have typically passed by the larger Valley multiplexes, as well as a nod to both classic fare and the stronger non-narrative directions of contemporary video artists."
The initial line-up is chock full of bloodshed, Norse gods, and feminine robots. See for yourself in the trailers below.
The Red Chapel
FilmBar opens for regular business on February 3, 2011. The theater is located at 815 N. 2nd Street. For more information visit: www.thefilmbarphx.com