Free Screening of Philadelphia

On Saturday, May 5th, 2007 at 8:00 pm at the Prince Music Theater (1412 Chestnut Street) ActionAIDS will be celebrating their 20th anniversary by screening the award winning film Philadelphia, (1993), starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. No other film better encapsulates the misconceptions surrounding HIV/AIDS and those who contract it.

Fifteen years ago, the Arch Street office of ActionAIDS was a location for filming and the clients were used as extras in clinic scenes. By the time the film had a “Hollywood-type” premiere at the SamEric (The Boyd) Theatre, those featured in the film had died. AIDS treatment today has been somewhat successful in improving health and prolonging life, but there remains no cure. The fight to educate and erradicate continues…

Admission is free but tickets are needed: For tickets and reservations, please call Larry Slagle at 215 981-3346.

ActionAIDS is Pennsylvania ‘s largest AIDS service organization, serving 4,000 individuals and 150 families living with HIV/AIDS. Additionally, ActionAIDS educates over 15,000 youth and adults in diverse communities throughout the Philadelphia region. ActionAIDS provides the highest quality, professional services that meet the physical and emotional needs of men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS. With the opening of Casa Nueva Vida in North Philadelphia in June 2004 , ActionAIDS has begun offering permanent and transitional housing for homeless men, women, and families living with HIV & AIDS.

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