The historic movie, which debuted on December 15, 1993, tells the story of Oskar Schindler (Neeson), a German factory owner living in Poland during World War II. Based on a true story, the heartfelt drama shows Schindler’s transformation from a voracious businessman to a compelling humanitarian as he helps roughly 1,100 Jews escape death at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
After his experience working on Schindler’s List, Steven Spielberg started the USC Shoah Foundation in 1994. The USC Shoah's Institute for Visual History and Education seeks to show the impact of the Holocaust through videotaped interviews with survivors and currently holds the largest such collection in the world—approximately 52,000 testimonials from 57 different countries in 33 languages.
Thursday’s screening, made possible through funding from the Karen & Herb Lotman Foundation, is the first major film event to celebrate the reopening of the storied Prince Music Theater. All proceeds from the event benefit the USC, and the showing on Thursday is the first in a series of viewings being held around the country to support the USC.
Tickets for the event range from $100 to $1,000, with VIP Packages available for $2,500. Top-tier ticket holders will be invited to an exclusive reception (5:30 p.m.) with Neeson before the screening begins. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit benefitscreening.org or call 215-665-7208. 1412 Chestnut St.