A local talent and Penn Hills resident hopes to save and transform the space at Penn Hills Cinemas into a live entertainment hub.
The project dubbed “#PHiLLTERspace” will use the theater as a community live arts experience center while it is not showing movies by combining grassroots and independent live arts performances and existing mobile technology.
Owner Paul Looker said the theater has been struggling over the past two years, especially with covid. With two years of no income and numbers being down by 70% this year, Looker is looking for anything to help the theater space thrive.
“My goal is have the theater make it to the end of its lease in October but there’s a chance we won’t get that far,” he