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

March 31 - April 4
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

This year's Mission Creek film program features an exciting mix of work from artists ranging local to international who will appear in person to present challenging, inspiring and entertaining work and interact with attendees in person.
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Opening Friday, January 30
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

A fun and popular annual tradition, FilmScene proudly presents the Oscar-nominated short films in all three categories: live action, animated and documentary. See them for yourself prior to the Oscars telecast!
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Opening January 23
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

The true story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo) when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move onto his estate and t ...
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February 22, 6pm doors / 7pm show
at The Englert Theatre

We're rolling out the blue carpet for our annual celebration of the movies on Hollywood's biggest night. Walk down the blue carpet, pose for the flash bulbs, predict the winners and dig in to delicious dishes and drink, all while supporting local arts no ...
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Saturdays 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. A dynamite January lineup includes Annie, The Book of Life, Mary Poppins, The Boxtrolls and Matilda!
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Opening February 7
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

From the director of “The Secret of Kells,” based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, comes a story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world. Oscar-nominated for Best Animated feature.
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February 14 & 15
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

An unconventional biography about the life and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, who brought yoga and meditation to the West and authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi.
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Wednesdays at 10pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Punch in for weird Wednesday nights at 10pm! The boss, Ross Meyer, digs up low-budget b-movies, gorefests and camp classics. Cheap tickets, beer and good fun!
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FilmScene is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your tax deductible gift helps build a lasting cinema arts organization in Iowa City. FIlmScene successfully raised over $175,000 to open our Scene 1 cinema from community members and businesses who shared our vision of a downtown home for film. Now, our ongoing mission depen ...
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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.

NEW RELEASES

FOXCATCHER (Now Playing)
OSCAR SHORTS (Now Playing)
SONG OF THE SEA (Opening Feb. 7)
HITS (One Night – Feb. 12)
AWAKE (Feb. 14 & 15)

The Picture Show presented by MidWestOne Bank
MATILDA (Jan. 31 & Feb. 5)

Late Shift at The Grindhouse
MIAMI CONNECTION (Feb. 4)

Bijou Film Forum
ART & CRAFT (Feb. 3)

Bijou After Hours
IDIOCRACY (Jan. 24)
CLUE (Jan. 31)

Film at Mission Creek Festival
MUSIC OF THE MOMENT (March 31)
IOWA SCREENDANCE (April 1)
I DREAM OF WIRES (April 2)
UPSIDEDOWN CROSS (April 2)
I’M NOT PATRICK (April 3)
SQÜRL / MAN RAY (April 4)
MEMPHIS (April 5)
DRAGONSLAYER (April 5)
AN EVENING W/ BILL DANIEL (April 5)

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
TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT
STILL ALICE
MR. TURNER
LEVIATHAN

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