Dan Gross: Prince Music Theater offers films

Posted: June 17, 2010

CASH-STRAPPED Prince Music

Theater (1412 Chestnut) had a pretty good idea to raise revenue.

Starting with "Toy Story 3" tomorrow, it's offering first-run films. The Prince's Summer Cinema Series is part of its strategy to keep the theater self-supporting, with more movies to open there throughout the summer.

The theater's live-music and theater events will still take place.

Parting is such

sweet sorrow

We hear the longtime girlfriend/business partner of a local hipster blogger whose relevance continues to decline has finally come to her senses and left him.

Pauly D spinning in Delco

"Jersey Shore" star Pauly D will be at The Deck (101 Taylor Ave.) in Essington on July 1. The party, by Q102 and Johnny Knockout Entertainment, features a two-hour set from Pauly D, aka Paul Delvecchio, showing off his DJ skills. Q102's Rocco hosts the party, which also features DJ Yan. Tickets are $10, or $20 for a VIP meet-and-greet beforehand. Tickets at DJPaulyD.ticketleap.com.

Vick's fiancee workin' the pole

Kijafa Frink, fiancee of Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, hosts the "Ultimate Pole Dance Experience" at Christine's Cabaret (6130 Passyunk) Saturday with the Nuvo Models. Tickets are $35 at blush.eventbrite.com.

Movie matters

"You'll Know My Name" is about to wrap shooting in South Jersey. The coming-of-age drama stars Joe Raffa, also writer/director, as a high school senior. The film takes place in one night and centers on a fight. Raffa, 20, a Timber Creek Regional High grad, acted in "The Dark Fields," which wrapped last month here, and the untitled James. L. Brooks film.

* "Red Corvette," written and directed by Frank Lisi, shot the other day at Recess (125 S. 2nd), the Old City nightclub. Boxing promoter Joey "Eye" Intrieri plays a club manager, and Man About Town Arthur Kade, who was recently nominated for Gawker Media's Douchebag of the Decade award, is also in the coming-of-age movie about two troubled girls. They will be more troubled after meeting Kade.

* The Wiggies, the singing group in the

upcoming film "Standing Ovation," will be outside Chickie's & Pete's (15th & Packer) at 9 a.m. tomorrow, along with cast members such as South Philly's Joei DeCarlo and South Jersey's Dexter Darden, Austin Powell, Mikey P. and Mikel Williams.

Executive producer William Lewis, co-producer Jennifer Tini, associate producer Monique Impagliazzo, choreographer Krystal Tini and production supervisor Jennifer Barkowitz, a former Daily News editorial assistant, will take a nationwide bus tour to promote the film, which opens July 16. Tonight it screens for patients at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Paul Rodgers plays July 4

Bad Company front man Paul Rodgers headlines 102.9 WMGK's annual Let Freedom Rock fest at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken. Rodgers, who also fronted Free, The Firm and a Queen tour a few years ago, will play a 90-minute set at the free event, which features a fireworks display afterward. 'MGK "House Band" Dog Bite Money starts the show at 6 p.m.

Zimmern eats about town

Travel Channel "Bizarre Foods" host Andrew Zimmern did some filming at Czerw's Kielbasa (3370 Tilton) in Port Richmond yesterday. Zimmern sampled kielbasa, pierogies and stuffed cabbage and later Tweeted that Czerw's kielbasa is the "Best on the planet. Seriously." Zimmern also stopped at John's Roast Pork (Weccacoe & Snyder), George's Sandwich Shop (900 S. 9th) and DiBruno Bros. (930 S. 9th) while in town.

Spectrum flack surprised

Larry Rubin, former VP of communications at the Spectrum, was surprised with the Gigi Award for lifetime achievement in the arena industry at the 30th

annual Event and Arena Marketing Conference in Chicago. Rubin and his successor, Ike Richman, VP of public relations for Comcast-Spectacor, were featured on a panel at the conference. Rubin had a great time, except for having to stomach the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup parade passing by his hotel.

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