FilmScene is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the cultural vitality of the Iowa City area through film that challenges, inspires, educates and entertains.

If you've been missing Wedge pizza over the lunch hour, we've got an early holiday gift for you...FilmScene is now open at 11 am daily to serve up slices of Wedge pizza! Slices are $3, or get a soda and a slice for only $5!
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December 12-18
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

A curated week of new releases and restored classics on literature, art and music. Six great films, from the local to the international. In collaboration with Mission Creek Festival and Little Village Magazine. Series passes available!
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Now Playing
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

An Iranian Vampire Western, Amirpour’s gorgeous debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave.
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Sunday, Dec. 14, 11-1pm
Unsold posters on sale until Dec. 19

FilmScene's first annual poster sale starts during The Eye Opener as a silent auction. Any posters that remain unsold after The Eye Opener will be transferred back to FilmScene, where the sale will continue until the evening of Friday, Dec. 19th.
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Christmas Day, 1:30pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

A special Christmas Day screening of "Joyeux Noel" presented by Iowa Veterans for Peace to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce of 1914. All seats just $5.
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Friday, Dec. 19 & Saturday, Dec. 20 11pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Join us for special late-night holiday shows celebrating the 30th anniversary of GREMLINS! A gadget salesman finds a special Christmas gift in Chinatown. Just don’t get it wet or feed it after midnight!
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New Year's Eve, 5pm
at FilmScene Scene 1

Ring in the New Year! Countdown to the New Year on Parisian time and celebrate with a great film. A new annual FilmScene tradition! Ticket includes champagne toast and French pastries. Doors open at 4pm with 5pm showtime.
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Opens December 26
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema
The latest film from director/actor Tommy Lee Jones is set in the 1830s on the harsh, unforgiving plains and costars a dynamic, all-star cast of Hillary Swank, Meryl Streep, James Spader and John Lithgow.
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Opening December 19
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

A promising drummer (Miles Teller) at a cutthroat music conservatory labors under the ruthless direction of his mentor (J.K. Simmons), pursuing perfection at any cost. Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award Winner, 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
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Opens January 2
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Strange things hover in the shadows in this tale of a storybook monster come to life, but the real terror lurks deeper within in this accomplished and imaginative psychological horror tale.
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Saturdays at 10am, Thursdays at 3pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

The Picture Show returns for the holidays! Presented by MidWestOne Bank, our family and children's series returns to the big screen with four well-loved films: The Polar Express, Elf, White Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life.
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Now Playing

Tickets for the following films are on sale online and at the FilmScene box office. FilmScene is located at 118 E. College St. in Downtown Iowa City.

FILM SCREENINGS

A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (Now Playing)

FLAM Series (Dec 12-18)
MUSIC OF THE MOMENT
BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE
ROME, OPEN CITY
PULP: A FILM ABOUT LIFE, DEATH AND SUPERMARKETS
20,000 DAYS ON EARTH
NATIONAL GALLERY

The Picture Show presented by MidWestOne Bank
WHITE CHRISTMAS (Dec. 13 & Dec. 18)
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Dec. 20 & Dec. 24)
ANNIE (Dec. 27 & Jan. 1)

Special Screenings
DIE HARD (Dec. 13, 11pm)
DROPPING EVIL (Dec. 17, 10pm)

Coming Soon

Showtimes will be set for the following films no later than the Monday prior to opening. For an online version of In Focus, our monthly calendar, click here.

Special Screenings
GREMLINS (Dec. 19 & 20, 11pm)
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (Dec. 31, 5pm)
JOYEUX NOËL (Dec. 25)

New Releases
WHIPLASH (Opening Dec. 19)
THE BABADOOK (Opening Jan. 2)
FOXCATCHER (Opening Jan. 16)
HAPPY VALLEY
AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA
TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT
MR. TURNER

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