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

BEERS OF JOY

2019 / USA / Scott Owen +

Sat, Jun 83:00pm

Explore the world of the most famous beverage through the lives of an acclaimed brewer, a celebrated chef, and two Advance Cicerones. Ticket includes beer tasting in FilmScene’s lobby!

GREASE

1978 / USA / Randal Kleiser

Sat, Jun 228:00pm

The Iowa City Downtown District Block Party returns! Find FilmScene and our outdoor movie screen on Linn Street for this FREE presentation of this musical classic. BYOC (bring your own chair), film begins at sundown!

Previous Screenings

MFA THESIS SCREENING

2019 / USA / P. Sam Kessie +

Join graduate students from the UI’s Department of Cinematic Arts as they present their final thesis projects. Free!

RUTH-TOP TONIC HOUR

2019 / USA / Ryan White

Join us for a Rooftop Tonic Hour! Tickets include private rooftop cocktail hour, two cocktails or mocktails courtesy Joanna’s Tonic Syrup, tickets to the 6PM show of Ask Dr. Ruth, and popcorn!

INTIMATE REALITIES

2019 / USA / jess m. roy +

This Undergraduate Honors Thesis Presentation explores identity from haptic, surreal, and digital vantage points. Virtual reality experience available in FilmScene’s lobby from 1:00PM to 1:30PM and again following the film presentation and Q&A with filmmakers. FREE!

GOOD BOYS

2019 / USA / Gene Stupnitsky

Three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party. Free advance screening courtesy Universal Studios! Please note trailer is not suitable for work.

BIJOU OPEN SCREEN

1986 / / Various

Bijou’s bi-annual invitation to student filmmakers to share their work on the big screen in our Scene 1 cinema!