Phone A Friend: Emily Simmons

“Phone A Friend” highlights friends and leaders of the Phoenixville community. Our phones have become part of our identities, so we got an inside look as to how these people utilize their phones in and out of the office. This week, Frees Insurance is highlighting Emily Simmons.

Emily is the Director of Development for Association for the Colonial Theatre. She is also a co-organizer of the 2017 Phoenixville VegFest. She and her husband, Jon Ewald, share their home with two dogs, Clementine and Pippi Longstocking.

Let’s Phone A Friend…

What is your most-used app?

Most essential app while traveling:
Happy Cow

Craziest place you ever lost or left your phone?
Thankfully, this has never happened to me!

App you wish someone would invent?
A real-time app that tells you which apps you’d like, based on your preferences/answers to a detailed questionnaire.

Favorite new app?
Good On You

Most recent Uber ride?
This Gen Xer hasn’t used Uber!

Last app checked at night:

Siri user?
No, too creepy for my taste.

Cities listed on your weather app:
Phoenixville, PA and Akureyri and Stykkisholmur, Iceland

Alarm settings:
6:30 and 7:00 am

App/Game you wish you could delete?
Star Chart

Favorite Instagram user?
Tie between @colossal and @girliegirlarmy

Favorite fitness app?

Number of unread emails:
Zero. I can’t live with unread email!

Favorite song right now:
“Mild Confusion” by Tamaryn

Best productivity app:
Asana, but I’m not using it because I love my Passion Planner and paper lists.

What’s your phone case?
Plum Lifeproof case

Favorite emoji(s):
Dog, Moon, ‘Wow’ face, Space rocket, Heart

Opened in 1903, the Colonial is the last surviving of four theatres once existing in the borough and is the only theatre of its kind in Chester County. In its early days, the Colonial was home to live stage shows, vaudeville acts and musicals including appearances by Harry Houdini and Mary Pickford. Real movie buffs know that the Colonial was featured in the 1958 science fiction classic, The Blob, starring Steve McQueen and filmed in and around Phoenixville.

The theatre is owned and operated by the Association for the Colonial Theatre (ACT), a nonprofit corporation, which re-opened the theatre in 1999. The Colonials programming includes art and independent films seven nights a week, classic films, programs for young audiences, live concerts, and community events. ACT is committed to the full restoration of the Colonial as a cultural arts center.

If you would like to learn more about the Colonial Theatre or support the historic theatre, please click here.

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