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Free Library of Philadelphia- Beaux-Arts Parkway Central

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s mission is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity.  Chartered in 1891, it opened the grand Beaux-Arts Parkway Central location on Logan Square in 1927.  Spaces include the sweeping grand lobby and staircase featuring a high plaster ceiling with Greek key design and rosettes, ionic columns of carved limestone, [...]

Holmesburg Prison

Holmesburg Prison is part of the City of Philadelphia Prison System. Built in 1896 and in continuous use until 1995, the facility is located at 8215 Torresdale Ave in the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia,Pennsylvania. It was the site of a controversial decades-long dermatological, pharmaceutical, and biochemical weapons research projects involving testing on inmates.[1][2][3][4] The prison [...]

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ABOUT US

The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) is a "film commission" representing southeastern Pennsylvania that officially serves the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

We are a member of the Association of Film Commissions International (AFCI). GPFO, first established in 1985 as a part of Philadelphia city government, continues to reside within city offices.

In 1992, we became a regional economic development agency, incorporating in 2000 as the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation.

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