The Harkins Valley Art Theatre

We, at the Faith in Film Film Festival, are proud to be working with Harkins Theatres and to be showcasing our inaugural slate of films at the Harkins Valley Art Theatre.

Built in 1940, the Harkins Valley Art® (originally named the College Theatre) is Arizona’s oldest and longest operating movie theatre.  Designed and constructed by Red Harkins at the age of 25, the Valley Art was full of fantastic new innovations like glow-in-the-dark carpeting, headphones for the hearing impaired and electronically controlled drinking fountains. It set a new standard for theatres and established a Harkins’ tradition of employing the latest technology to constantly improve the movie-going experience.

In 2001 Harkins Theatres completed a $1 million renovation to the Valley Art bringing it into the 21st century with stadium seating, Ultimate Rocker® loveseats, pristine digital sound, state of the art projection equipment and remodeled snack bar – all while keeping the façade of the building intact to preserve the exterior box office, marquee and iconic neon signage.  The Valley Art, which was given historical building status by the City of Tempe, is now one of the Valley’s most recognized movie theatres and home to the best in foreign, art and independent film.

Tempe Mission Palms

Tempe Mission Palms, where Midwestern charm meets the warmth of the Southwest, is the only full-service hotel in the heart of Tempe, Arizona with convenient access to Scottsdale and Phoenix. The serenity of the surrounding desert landscape and its rose-colored vistas are reflected in the hotel’s décor and mimicked in its relaxing ambiance.

It is also a quick 1 minute walk to our home theatre and all the nightlife, restaurants, and shops on Mill Avenue in downtown Tempe. Click here for more information.