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Bloomington Film Academy Opens This Weekend

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The academy turned the second floor of the building into a catwalk. (Zach Herndon, WFIU/WTIU News)

The Bloomington Academy for Film and Theatre will host its grand opening Sunday.

John Armstrong and his business partner have come a long way in since the release of their first movie The Good Catholic in 2017.

They’re wrapping up construction on The Bloomington Academy for Film and Theater, which used to be a house for the American Red Cross.

Armstrong says they wanted to create a working studio to bring community members together.

“Whether that’s through our feature film company and actually making movies that we will create and send out to the world or bringing students," Armstrong says. "And people who would like to learn more about filmmaking to come here."

Armstrong says they will offer classes for all experience levels in acting, dancing and public speaking. 

“So we really wanna make the academy work in its community and be a resource for its community, not just for people who like to work in entertainment," Armstrong says. "So it’s really a melting pot.”

Classes will start February 4th.

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