WEST CHESTER (August 11) – Hollywood came West Chester when Charlie McDermott, star of the ABC sitcom, “The Middle,” recently visited the historic Pennsylvania National Guard Armory that is slated to become a theater for film and live performance.

State Senator Andy Dinniman, who worked with the Uptown! Entertainment Alliance (UAE) to acquire the armory for the project, introduced McDermott and talked about the importance of the arts in the borough’s ongoing downtown revitalization. DinnimanUAE

“The arts continue to play a pivotal role in West Chester’s redevelopment, and now thanks to the work of the Uptown! Entertainment Alliance and so many others they will have a permanent home right here in downtown West Chester,” Dinniman said. “It is great to have the support of homegrown talent, like Charlie McDermott, as we move forward on this extensive and worthwhile endeavor.”

A West Chester native, McDermott is currently known for his role as Axl Heck on ABC’s “The Middle”.  Since 2004, Charlie has worked on television series, including “The Office,” “Parks & Recreation,” and “Private Practice.” His film roles include Wild Bill in “Disappearances” and T.J. Eddy in “Frozen River” and “Hot Tub Time Machine.” In 2008, he received a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award as Best Supporting Actor for his “Frozen River” performance.

Dinniman worked extensively with the UAE to acquire the armory, located at 226 N. High St., from the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA). The Pennsylvania National Guard unit currently stationed at the armory, approximately 170 troops of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Battalion, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, moved into the new Coatesville Readiness Center in Sadsbury.

For more information visit www.uptownwestchester.org.

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