stanev potts architects


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Philadelphia, PA 19107


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Philadelphia Film Center
1412 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Since the 1920's, The Philadelphia Film Center has premiered movies and hosted events in Center City Philadelphia.  Previously named The Prince Theater, its prominent location in the city has brought culture and art into the space for generations.  The Theater will undergo a number of renovations to redefine the venue with a stronger focus on film. These renovations include work on the facade, lobby, concessions, the expansion of the screening rooms, as well as the addition of a rooftop theater. 
line of sight 
layout studies
black box theater perspective plan
Having the need for adequate signage to advertise the films, Stanev Potts Architects employed a combination of projections, tv screens, and custom artwork to allow the theater to constantly change and create a space that speaks to their mission. Hanging from the ceiling in the lobby, fabric was manipulated through a series of studies to allow projections to pass through in a unique and sometimes distorted way.  Custom Vinyl artwork was designed to bring the nostalgic feeling of old films into the theater lobby while still maintaining the modern ambiance. 
lobby render
projection screen  studies
projection screen  studies
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