Floralee Hark Cohen is a third generation Charlestonian — graduate of Charleston High School and The Ohio State University (fine arts major). Floralee was an accomplished artist, as well as an interior decorator and designer. Her love of movies and attending the West Virginia International Film Festival was the motivating interest for her family to obtain naming rights for the Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema.

Floralee was married to Dr. Donald Cohen for 57 years. They had four children: Brad, Leslie, Zoe and Betsy, and twin granddaughters, Carrie and Carla.

Her legacy is kindness to all — her family, her friends and helping to provide an avenue for future joy, education and entertainment through the movies.