In October 2011, a group of civic leaders identified a resource missing 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 nonprofit opened in February 2017 with a gift from The Tull Family Foundation as The Tull Family Theater.

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. 

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 earned revenues, the Theater counts on financial support from the public—generous patrons, government, corporations and foundations—to sustain expand options at this cultural hub. The Theater is governed by an active volunteer Board of Directors and administered by a lean and committed staff led by inaugural CEO Carolina Pais-Barreto Thor.