Imperial Arts announces a new film series

Imperial Arts is proud to announce a new film series which began December 15, with the 1946 Classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life starring James Stewart and Donna Reed.

A series of Classic, Art, Foreign, Independent, and Seasonal Films has been planned for the 2012-13 Season.

“The new Center for the Arts is an ideal location for this new film series,” said Imperial Arts’ Founder and Executive Director Edward Crowell III. “We have wanted to expand our offerings to include films, and are extremely happy to launch this new series during the holiday season,” he continued.

The Center for the Arts, at 823 Third Street in Historic Downtown Rosenberg, is the new home of The Imperial Theatre (where the film screenings will be held) and The Imperial Gallery, as well as Imperial Arts Academy, Imperial Fine Arts Council, and the Rosenberg Cultural Affairs Council.

Upcoming films will include a variety of Classic and Art films that are not often seen in a real theatre setting.

Shown in high definition, and on a large screen, each of the 128 seats in the theatre will offer a great experience to patrons. Concessions will be available.

“Many of us have home theaters that rival the ‘first-run’ theaters in picture and sound quality, but there is nothing like enjoying a Classic favorite or an inspiring relatively unknown film in a real theatre setting, sitting alongside friends, neighbors, and others who enjoy the arts,” said Imperial Arts’ Visual Arts/Education Director Robyn Miller, who is overseeing the film series.

Later this month, The Imperial Theatre will show the children’s holiday favorite, “The Polar Express”, c. 2004, starring the voice of Tom Hanks. This film will be shown Saturday, December 22 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m, and will include a special gift for all children in attendance.

Imperial Arts plans to show 1-2 films each month, selected to coordinate with other activity in the Center for the Arts.

In January 2013, The Imperial Gallery will feature Sugar Land Artist Carter Prine, whose unique style is reminiscent of the ‘action-expressionist’ American Artist Jackson Pollock. That month, The Imperial Theatre will show the 2000 film starring Ed Harris, “Pollock”, based on the Artist’s life and work.

Future films will include biographies of artists and composers, foreign films (shown with English subtitles), Spanish-language films, and seasonal favorites for Valentine’s Day and other holidays.

Tickets are just $6 for adults, and $5 for seniors, students, children, and military (with ID). Advance tickets for general admission seating are available on Imperial Arts’ website –, and will be available at the door beginning one hour prior to curtain. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted at the door.

Patrons are invited to come early to view Artist Matt Manalo’s show “Black and White” in The Imperial Gallery before that show closes at the end of December.

“There is no other place in Fort Bend County to enjoy classic films in a real theatre setting,” remarked Edward Crowell III, “So, bring the family and spend a few hours with this special holiday classic at the new Center for the Arts this weekend!”

Crowell added that Imperial Arts is seeking a named underwriter for the Film Series. Interested businesses should contact Imperial Arts at their Administrative Office – 281.277.7444.

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