In October 2011, a group of civic leaders identified a resource missing in communities northwest of Pittsburgh: an independent cinema. The nonprofit Village Theater Company was formed and fundraising began for construction of a brand-new facility. With the support of Sewickley borough and hundreds of families, the Theater launched in February 2017.

The Tull Family Foundation sponsored the naming rights for the facility, now known as The Tull Family Theater. As a 501(3)(c) Pennsylvania nonprofit, Theater has no owners. It is governed by a board of directors and administered by staff members. Besides its operating revenues, the Theater counts on financial support from the public—patrons, government, corporations, and foundations—to sustain this initiative for community vitality and expanded cultural options in the region.


The Tull Family Theater is a film-based arts organization created to strengthen cultural, educational and entertainment experiences in the region northwest of Pittsburgh.