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

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at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Academy Award nominees Ian McKellen and Laura Linney are magnificent in this new twist on the world’s most famous detective. At his seaside farmhouse, a retired Sherlock Holmes (McKellan) looks back on his life and grapples with an unsolved case with only the company o ...
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Coming Soon
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Since it’s birth in 1958, over 400 billion LEGO bricks have been produced. Narrated by Jason Bateman, this playful doc offers an entertaining look at the extraordinary impact of the LEGO brick, its massive global fan base, and the innovative uses for it that have sprun ...
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Saturday, August 1, 12:30pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

The Hardacre Film Festival has been a mainstay in nearby Tipton for 17 years. On a break in 2015 while energies are focused on fundraising to renovate the historic Hardacre Theater, festival director Will Valet comes to FilmScene to present a special best ...
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Opening Friday, August 7
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

From the award winning team behind SENNA, AMY tells the heart-breaking, extraordinary story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse. A story expertly told through personal testimonials and a wealth of archival footage.
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Opening Friday, August 7
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

This autobiographically inflected directorial debut of Maya Forbes stars Mark Ruffalo as Cameron, a man who suffers from bipolar disorder who must attempt to rebuild a relationship with his two daughters, and win back the trust of his wife Maggie (Zoe Saldan ...
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Sunday, August 9, 8pm
on the FilmScene Rooftop

In this comedy, bumbling Harlem barbers Dr. Dre and Ed Lover are shipped off to the police academy by their frustrated boss. Featuring a who's who of 90 hip-hop stars, Queen Latifah, Run D.M.C., Busta Rhymes and many more. Join us for pre-movie hip hop karaoke!
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Sunday, August 23, 8pm
on the FilmScene Rooftop

The snobs against the slobs! An elite country club has to deal with a brash new member and a gopher intent on destroying their beloved golf course. This comedy cult classic was directed by the late Harold Ramis with an all-star cast including Chevy Chase, Rodney ...
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Saturdays & Tuesday at 10am, Thursdays at 3pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Presented by MidWestOne Bank, our family and children's series is back on the big screen. Our summer lineup features 8 great films: The Sound of Music, Roar, The Music Man, Kung Fu Panda, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Goonies, M ...
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August 16, 7pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Our Vino Vérité series returns with IN TRANSIT, presented by Bread Garden Market, Little Village and FilmScene. Journey aboard the Empire Builder, America’s busiest long-distance train route, into the hearts and minds of everyday passengers. Ticket includes filmma ...
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FilmScene's monthly print calendar, In Focus, is an overview of regular programming, special events and more. It is mailed monthly before the first of the month to all FilmScene members and available for the public at the box office.
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Tickets are available online and at the FilmScene box office. FilmScene is located at 118 E. College St. in Downtown Iowa City.

NEW RELEASES

MR. HOLMES (Now Playing)
A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY (Now Playing)

The Picture Show
MONSTERS VS. ALIENS (August 1, 4 & 6)
E.T. (August 8, 11 & 13)

Late Shift at the Grindhouse
ABIGAIL LESLIE IS BACK IN TOWN (August 5)

The Rooftop Series
WHO’S THE MAN? (August 9)
CADDYSHACK (August 23)

Special Events
HARDACRE FILM FESTIVAL BEST OF SHORTS (August 1)
VINO VÉRITÉ – IN TRANSIT (August 16)
(500) DAYS OF SUMMER (August 23, noon)
THE YES MEN (In person, Bijou Film Forum, Aug 26, 3pm)
CHEF (Pullman Dinner & a Movie, August 30)

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.

New Releases
AMY (Opening August 7)
INFINITELY POLAR BEAR (Opening August 7)
TANGERINE (Opening August 14)
THE TRIBE (Opening August 14)
DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL (Opening August 28)
THE LOOK OF SILENCE (Coming Soon)
THE END OF THE TOUR (Coming Soon)

Special Events
After Hours
FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (Sat, Aug 22, 9pm)
CLUELESS (Sat, Aug 22, 11pm)
ZOMBIELAND (Sat, Aug 29, 11pm)

The Rooftop Series
DIRTY DANCING (September 6)
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 1 & 2 (September 20)
POLTERGEIST (October 4)
FARGO (October 18)

Late Shift at the Grindhouse
FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (August 12)
THE GHASTLY ONES (August 19)
SPLATTER BEACH (August 26)

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