In addition to the theater, THEARC’s multi-purpose campus consists of a regulation size gymnasium, a computer lab, an art gallery, a library, a community conference center, state-of-the-
While THEARC was designed as a facility to provide resources to underserved children and families east of the River, it has become a world-class facility that attracts local and national attention. In recent years THEARC has hosted President Barrack Obama who launched his fatherhood initiative at the center, award-winning hip hop artist Doug E. Fresh, and a movie screening of the Blind Side hosted by NFL linebacker Chris Draft.
There are currently eleven not-for-profit resident partners at THEARC, including arts organizations:
In 2011, the DC Film Office launched One City Location of the Month to bring attention to the wide range of varied, cinematically compelling locations that are available to film and television productions. Former One City Location of the Month recipients include Gallaudet University in Northeast, the Hillcrest neighborhood in Southeast, East Potomac Park in Southwest, and the Howard Theatre in Northwest.
To learn more about THEARC and to view photos please visit the One City Location of the Month (http://film.dc.gov/
Do you have a business or location you would like to have featured as MPTD’s One City “Location of the Month”? If so, please forward your inquiry to email@example.com.
The District of Columbia Office of Motion Picture and Television Development (MPTD) is responsible for generating revenue and stimulating employment and business opportunities in the District through the production of film, television, video, photography and other multimedia projects. Washington, DC’s instantly recognizable landmarks, diverse neighborhoods, cultural amenities, and first-class accommodations are just some of the many features that make the nation’s capital a venue of choice for motion picture and television production. A film-friendly city with the resources to accommodate any size production, the District continues to attract feature and independent films, television, documentaries, commercials, and other video and multimedia projects. For more information, contact the Office of Motion Picture and TV Development at (202) 727-6608, visit us on the web at http://film.dc.gov, join the DC Film community on http://www.facebook.com/
Officially opened in October 2005, The Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) is a $27 million, 110,000 square-foot campus located east of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC's Ward 8. THEARC is a home away from home for the many underserved children and adults of East of the River, enabling them to participate in dance classes, music instruction, fine arts, academics, continuing education, mentoring, tutoring, recreation, medical and dental care, and other services at a substantially reduced cost or no cost at all.
THEARC Partner Organizations
Building Bridges Across the River / Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington / Children's Health Project of DC / The Corcoran Gallery of Art / Covenant House Washington / Levine School of Music / Parklands Community Center / Trinity Washington University / The Washington Ballet / Washington Middle School for Girls