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 formed and fundraising began for construction of a brand-new facility.

With the support of Sewickley borough and hundreds of families, the Theater opened in February 2017 with two screening rooms (accommodating nearly 250 people total) equipped with 4K projection and remarkable 7.1 JBL Professional Surround Sound, and a flexible event/performance space for up to 200.

Known as The Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center (for short, “The Lindsay”) since Jan. 1, 2023, and for at least the next decade, this name reflects generous tribute gifts from The Corry Family Foundation. The organization previously operated as The Tull Family Theater.

As a 501(c)(3) Pennsylvania nonprofit, the Theater exists to serve the public. Ticket sales are reinvested in programming and operations. In addition to its operating revenues, the Theater counts on financial support from the public—its generous patrons, government, corporations and foundations—to sustain this asset for community vitality and expanded cultural options in the region. The Theater is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and administered by a lean staff led by inaugural CEO Carolina Pais-Barreto Thor.