Jim Thorpe, PA is consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful and romantic adventure towns in the United States. Nestled in the breathtaking Lehigh Gorge, this quaint Victorian town is teeming with history, romance and family fun. It was once called "The Switzerland of America" due to its mountainous geography and extraordinary charm.
You’ll enjoy the many shops, restaurants, pubs, wine-tasting and live entertainment as well as all the outdoor adventure you'd expect in the Pocono Mountains. There's plenty of accommodations to choose from - historic B&B's, Inns and hotels, most within walking distance of our festival venue.
Jim Thorpe is a convenient film festival destination - just a 90 minute drive from Philadelphia, 2 hours from NYC, 3 hours from Baltimore and 40 minutes from the Lehigh Valley International Airport. www.flylvia.com
OUR FESTIVAL VENUE
We're proud to be hosting the first annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival at the historic Mauch Chunk Opera House, one of the oldest remaining vaudeville theaters in the U.S. Built in 1881 adjacent to what was known as "Millionaire’s Row," this 400 seat concert hall was a whistlestop for emerging vaudeville stars as well as a popular gathering spot for dignitaries, merchants and politicians. Today, the Mauch Chunk Opera House is one of the northeast’s premiere intimate concert & film venues.