The County Theater in Doylestown has long been known as a cultural destination. It’s the place to see that new art-house flick, future award winners and showcases the work of little known artists about to break-through.
This year it has been recognized for its efforts by The Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County, a consortium of organizations and individuals devoted to promoting the region as a cultural magnet. They have named the County Theater in Doylestown as its Member of the Year.
The award, which will be presented at the council’s annual members’ reception in May, recognizes the Theater’s work in the promotion and support of the arts in Bucks County. This is sixth year the award has been given out by the Council. Previous recipients include: the Michener Museum, the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra, the Town & Country Players, Bucks County Community College and the Centre for the Arts in Bristol Borough.
Council president James Sell was excited to share the news, “We are pleased to recognize the great role that the County Theater has played in chmpioning and promoting the arts in Bucks County for a quarter-century. The County Theater has made a significant contribution to the arts, and we are proud to honor them for their achievements.”
The County Theater is Bucks County’s premier nonprofit Arthouse Cinema with over 5,000 active members. They have been operating the historic County Theater for the past 25 years. The 80-year-old building, with the support of our members and friends, has been lovingly restored over many years and is poised to expand into the neighboring store-front. They have been running a city-wide contest to gather ideas from the community for the new space which include adding a 3rd screen with stadium seating, an expanded lobby space, and first floor rest-rooms.
“We will continue to provide the best in art and independent film presentations with the latest in film presentation technologies,” said Jim Sanders, Director of Development at Renew Theaters, Inc.