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FilmBar is one of the best hangouts in Downtown Phoenix

Photo by Ryan A. Ruiz

FilmBar, Downtown Phoenix’s premiere indie movie house and lounge, is excited to announce a new film programming line-up which will add consistency and variety for area film buffs and performing art lovers. Utilizing the digital technology network of Emerging Pictures, FilmBar will offer a wider variety of films, as well as live performing art events such as works from London’s Royal Opera House and Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet.

FilmBar owner, Kelly Aubey says, “As a 70 seat, single screen theater, I have struggled to offer the wide variety of films I had envisioned to our diverse customer base, while keeping our ticket pricing affordable. The Emerging Pictures’ technology allows me to do just that, and I’m thrilled to be able to bring the highest quality live performing arts events from all over the world to Downtown Phoenix.”

FilmBar will be available for rentals and special events on Monday evenings, Tuesday nights will feature a different documentary each week – with standup comedy following, Wednesday will feature classic films, Thursday night will be cult-ish film night, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday will showcase new releases. FilmBar will also continue to be available for daytime weekday rental, as well as bringing in a variety of dj’s to the lounge and play host to various late-night events and performances in the theater.

About FilmBar: FilmBar which opened in February 2011, is a 21+ beer/wine lounge with over 30 different craft beers, 15 different wines and a separate, sound-proof room dedicated to screening new, classic, cult and local independent films in a micro-cinema setting, with seventy comfy seats.

About Emerging Pictures: Emerging Pictures is the largest all-digital Specialty Film and Alternate Content theater network in the United States. Emerging has a network of arts institutions, media arts centers and independent art house theaters, tied together through digital technology – enabling them to cost effectively exhibit art films, documentaries, foreign language films, independent cinema and cultural programming.

For more information visit: thefilmbarphx.com and http://www.emergingpictures.com