Filmscene

Special Event

Film provides a unique avenue for audience engagement around topical issues. It's also a whole lot of fun to go to the movies. With that in mind, FilmScene cultivates dozens of unique special events throughout the year to engage with Iowa City audiences.

Upcoming Screenings

GENERATION WEALTH

2018 / USA / Lauren Greenfield

Mon, Feb 186:00pm

Presented in partnership with the University of Iowa’s 2019 Theme Semester “American Dream”, comes director Lauren Greenfield’s examination of materialism, celebrity culture, and social status, a reflection on the desire to be wealthy at any costs. FREE!

INCONCEIVABLE! MOVIE TRIVIA NIGHT

2017 / /

Mon, Feb 188:00pm

FilmScene’s bi-monthly celebration of cinema trivialities. Gather your team for a multi-sensory quiz night to benefit your local art house theater. Presented by Raygun!

BLUE CARPET BASH 2019

2019 / /

Sun, Feb 245:30pm

Hollywood’s biggest night is going without a host this year, but YOU don’t have to! FilmScene hosts a party for the people, with blue carpet, giveaways, drink specials and prediction prizes in celebration of the year in movies!

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE

2012 / USA / David France

Mon, Apr 226:00pm

The story of two coalitions – ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) – whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Presented in partnership with HIV/AIDS in Iowa City: Thirty Years and Beyond and Iowa City Pride.

Previous Screenings

GROUNDHOG DAY

1993 / USA / Harold Ramis

Celebrate the anniversary of our second screen with Groundhog Day ON Groundhog Day, with $2 tickets, pastries and coffee!

STAN & OLLIE: OPEN CAPTIONS

2018 / UK + / Jon S. Baird

Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

THE MIGHTY DUCKS

1992 / USA / Stephen Herek

Rescheduled and relocated—It’s cold outside but the Ducks won’t be beaten by the bitter.
Fluff your feathers and migrate indoors to the North Liberty Community Library (520 W Cherry St) for a rescheduled, FREE indoor screening of the 90s classic (with free popcorn)!