The Peoria Film Fest announced details of its opening night cocktail party, followed by a screening of 101 Studios The Current War: Director’s Cut. Modern Round will provide food for the pre-festival cocktail party, which will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, and will be located at 8320 West Mariners Way, Peoria, AZ, 85382.

At 7:30 p.m., attendees will walk over to Harkins Arrowhead Fountains to hear opening remarks from Peoria Film Fest Executive Director Jason Carney. After the opening remarks, attendees will be treated to a screening of the director’s cut of The Current War, starring a stellar cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Tom Holland, Katherine Waterston, and Nicolas Hoult.

 “I am thrilled to announce the return of the Peoria Film Fest!” said City of Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat. “Last year, we welcomed several gifted film and production companies, and our passion for movies and the power of a good story has only grown. I can’t wait to see the talent and creativity that we will experience as we head into this outstanding four-day festival.” 

The 2nd Annual Peoria Film Fest, presented by the City of Peoria, will take place Oct. 10 through Oct. 13.  The four-day festival will be held at Harkins Arrowhead Fountains located at 16046 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr., Peoria, AZ, 85382. If you are a movie lover, this is an event not to be missed. Tickets and passes are currently on sale through the Peoria Film Fest website. Tickets may also be purchased in person on Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Peoria Film Fest Ticket Center in the lobby of Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre. Tickets range in price from $10 for a single screening to $75 for a VIP Pass.  For more information, call 480-513-3195 or go to