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

Opens Friday, August 15
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes.
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Thurs, Aug 21, 4pm and Sat, Aug 23, 11am
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of comedy classic Napoleon Dynamite with On Iowa! and the Bijou Film Board. Free for UI students and $5 for the general public.
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Opens Friday, August 22
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

An intimate portrait of the vivacious bank robber John “The Dog” Wojtowicz, the inspiration behind Al Pacino’s character in DOG DAY AFTERNOON, which also shows in limited release.
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Opens in Limited Release August 22
Showtimes posted Monday before opening.

Based on the true story of a Brooklyn bank robbery gone wrong Lumet’s Oscar-nominated film is one of the all-time great New York movies. Programmed in conjunction with THE DOG, which profiles the real-life character portrayed by Al Pa ...
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Landlocked Film Festival
Saturday, August 23, 6pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

State of Bacon tells the kinda real but mostly fake tale of an oddball group of characters leading up to the annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. Free bacon for those in attendance. $5 admission.
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Opening Friday, August 29
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Inventive auteur Michel Gondry (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND) finds inspiration from French novelist Boris Vian’s cult novel for this visionary and romantic love story set in Paris and starring Audrey Tautou (AMÉLIE) and Romain Duris.
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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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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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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.

BOYHOOD (Opening August 8)

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.

THE DOG / DOG DAY AFTERNOON (Double Feature)
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (Aug 21 & 23)
STATE OF BACON (Landlocked Film Festival, Aug 23)
MOOD INDIGO (Opening Aug 29)
ATTACK THE BLOCK (Bijou After Hours, Aug 30)

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