Renew Theaters, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt, management company. Renew was created to allow the same management team to operate multiple theaters, while allowing each theater to maintain its own separate, local identity. Renew makes no profit – it is a “pass through” company that supplies the services at cost.
Renew currently operates four Pennsylvania/New Jersey movie theaters: the County Theater in Doylestown, PA (since 1993), the Ambler Theater in Ambler, PA (since 2003), the Hiway Theater in Jenkintown, PA (since 2013) and the Princeton Garden Theatre in Princeton, NJ (since 2014). We also helped reopen the Bryn Mawr Film Institute in 2005 and ran its movie operations until 2009. Each of our theaters is a separate, 501c3 tax-exempt corporation. Each theater has its own local Board of Directors and its own separate finances.
Renew manages each theater according to each individual mission to:
Exhibit art, independent and world films that offer the community an opportunity to experience a broad range of artistic and alternative expressions;
Educate the community about the film and media arts through a diverse program of educational activities that seek to develop a lifelong involvement with the arts;
Serve as a community and charitable resource for the arts, and to promote and effect access to the arts for all members of the community; and
Preserve as a cultural resource the historic County, Ambler, and Hiway Theaters.