Roosevelt/Central Ave Light Rail Station
FilmBar is, in a nutshell, a beer and wine bar and a movie theater all wrapped up in a neat little building in downtown Phoenix, AZ. Since opening February, 2011, FilmBar has made quite a splash and we count ourselves lucky and are grateful for the quick support we’ve received from everyone in the community. We’ve won numerous awards in a short period, inculding:
- Phoenix New Times Best of Phoenix “Best Independent Theater” – 2011, 2012, and 2013
- Phoenix New Times Best of Phoenix “Best Neighborhood Bar” – 2012
- Phoenix New Times Best of Phoenix “Best Weekly Dance Night” (In the FilmBar Lounge) – 2012
- Phoenix Magazine Best of The Valley “Best Cinema” – 2011, 2012
- SWAY Super Swagger Award – 2011
- Phoenix New Times Big Brain Award in Visual Arts – 2011
Specializing in new Independent and Foreign folms, as well as Cult, Classic, Retro, and Locally Made films, FilmBar offers something for everyone!
We hope to see you in soon!
The Nash is owned by Jazz in Arizona, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Located at 110 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, it is named for “the most valuable player” in jazz (Modern Drummer Magazine), Phoenix native Lewis Nash.
The Nash preserves the cultural treasure of American music history, showcases live performance and ensures the future of the iconic art of jazz for generations to come. Educational and performance programs at The Nash include: classic jazz and new music; performances by student musicians, local pros and touring artists; weekly jazz jam sessions; workshops; master classes; and clinics. Educational programs will be offered ranging from one-on-one private lessons to combo labs, guided listening, jazz in film, jazz camps and more.
The Nash serves our entire community based on the conviction that jazz is for everyone: children, adults, seniors and families; musicians and non-musicians; privileged and under-served youth. The Nash operates in collaboration with schools and other arts and culture organizations in our neighborhood, across the Valley, and throughout America.
The Nash will flourish through the generosity of individual Jazz Angels, businesses, corporations and foundations that value arts in our community, and the unique ability of jazz to promote individuality, creativity, harmony and joy in all aspects of our lives.
Since 1989, Valley Youth Theatre (VYT)
has been a professional-quality theatre dedicated to helping young people achieve their full potential through meaningful engagement, education and excellence in the performing arts.
During its first year, productions were held in a college, community center and black box theater before a three-year lease was struck for basement space in a shopping center. Then as now, families and friends of the cast volunteered to assist with everything from box office and concession sales to sewing costumes and building sets.
After converting an old car dealership into a 202-seat theater, VYT launched its 1999-2000 Season and won the 1999 DREAMR Award (Downtown Revitalization Effort Awards of Merit and Recognition) for turning the property into a “vital cultural attraction.”
In this new space, VYT attracted its largest audiences ever with award-winning productions featuring an ethnically-diverse cast who were attracted by open auditions, fee-free participation and a learning environment with no racial or social barriers.
VYT also offers a comprehensive education program for young adults ages three and up, a Sponsor-A-Seat program providing at-risk youth the opportunity to attend a free performance, and its award-winning Literacy and the Arts program to help inner-city students improve their reading and literacy skills and develop an appreciation for live theater.
Recognized as one of the most dynamic youth theatres in the country, VYT has produced more than 150 musicals and plays since 1989, ranging from classics (Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland) and Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) to Broadway musicals (West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), and Arizona premieres of 13, Aida, CATS, Dora the Explorer Live, Geppetto and Son, Pinkalicious, Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical, and They Chose Me!
Located at 1700 West Washington Street, Phoenix. the Plaza fronts on 17th Avenue, its western boundary, with entrances only on Washington and Jefferson Streets.
Free parking is available in the Wesley Bolin Plaza parking lot located just east of the Capitol building, with one south entrance off Jefferson between 16th and 17th Avenue and another parking lot entrance on the north on Adams.