|Manayunk Performing Arts Theatre, at the Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center, is bringing a new local sports and film tradition to Manayunk! Sunday March 22nd will mark the launch of the 4-for-4 Philly Film Series, a celebration of sports, movies, and community. Leading up to each major local team starting their season, Venice Island will host a classic sports film and intimate conversation with a Special Guest from the team. The series kicks off just four days before the start of baseball season with a screening of A League of Their Own (1992, dir. Penny Marshall) and a Q&A with former Phillies closer and current analyst, Ricky Bottalico. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.veniceisland.org
“This is a great opportunity for Phillies fans to come together in Manayunk – one of Philadelphia’s most exciting neighborhoods – to take part in two awesome past times, talking about sports and going to the movies,” says Community Partnerships and Art Curator, Noah Herman. “Manayunk Performing Arts Theatre at Venice Island is so happy to be hosting what we hope is the first of many installments in this series!”
In addition to a film screening and special guest, each event in the 4-for-4 Philly Film Series will raise money for a local charity with a mission to foster local youth sporting endeavors. For our Baseball event, Manayunk Performing Arts Theatre will raffle off four Phillies tickets to a 2020 game with all proceeds going to support The Miracle League, an organization that provides opportunities for individuals who live with mental and physical challenges to play Miracle League baseball, regardless of their abilities.
The 4-for-4 Philly Film Series Kick-off event will take place on Sunday March 22nd at 6:30pm at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center – 7 Lock St., along the river between Lock and Cotton Streets in Manayunk. All tickets are $15 and are available at www.veniceisland.org
The remaining events in the 4-for-4 Philly Film Series include:Tuesday July 21st – 4-for-4’s Football event w/ Remember the Titans and a Conversation with “Voice of the Eagles” Merrill Reese!
Sunday October 4th – 4-for-4’s Hockey event (Film and Special Guest TBA)
Sunday October 25th – 4-for-4’s Basketball event (Film and Special Guest TBA)
ALL EVENT Passes are available for $50 at www.veniceisland.org